By: Christopher-Peter: Maingot
I recently received some news updates, via one of my non-main-stream news service web-sites. Quite often referred to by several people as “conspiracy theory websites” and, which happened to be related to a very controversial topic, r.e., “Harvard Study Finds Bisphenol A In Dental Fillings And Sealants, Media Spin Begins“–I then immediately started searching the “world wide web”, to see who else might be providing links to this serious issue, concerning “oral health” e.g., HEALTH CANADA, and or, the CANADIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION perhaps.
My first attempted web search, involved using some of the same words from the actual title, and of the article as well…as per the web-page that hosted the article…the first time I had ever heard of this…or seen it.
I used the following search criteria, and of course, the controversial data mining search engine too…Google.
I entered my first search as such: “Harvard Medical School+Bisphenol A In Dental Fillings And Sealants”.
The first hit was not too surprising…it was from the same web-site-page I got my initial news from: [shatterlimits] – dated September 8, 2010.
Now…being the so-called conspiracy theory web-site that Shatter Limits would most likely be categorized as; they actually do a good job of trying to keep us informed of the seriousness of Bisphenol A (BPA), e.g., “BPA is an endocrine disruptor, mimicking the hormone estrogen, linking reduced fertility in men…being harmful to male hormone levels, even when handled“.
In 9th position on the first page of the first search attempt, was; [businessweek] – dated September 7, 2010. And, in the first paragraph of their feature…they wasted no time in trying to convince readers that there was not too much to be concerned about.
The 15th hit on page 2 of my first search revealed; a link to an excerpt coming from a pediatrics journal: [American Academy of Pediatrics] – dated September 6, 2010–They too, were also mentioning the evidence of endocrine-disrupting, estrogenic properties…but…concluded with…continued use with strict adherence to precautionary application techniques, was recommended?
After looking at 100 hits, or ten pages during my initial search, and not coming across any links to Canadian-Main-Stream-Media (MSM) news services, I abandoned using my first search criteria parameters, and tried some various other combinations of the title, or ‘key words’ from it.
After repeated situations of not finding anything by Canadian MSM services, which mirrored, or even coming close to my original source, I then entered the following search criteria: “Bisphenol A (BPA) banned in Canada,” of which yielded three hits on the first page…number one was HEALTH CANADA; they issued a News Release dated October 17, 2008 titled: [Government of Canada Protects Families With Bisphenol A Regulations].
6th on the list of that search was a link to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), dated April 18, 2008 and, simply echoed the first hit…having more to do with banning the import and sale of polycarbonate baby bottles, containing bisphenol A.
The 7th hit was a link to a an article by the [Toronto Star], dated August 25, 2010 and, the headline read: “In historic move, Canada to list BPA as toxic“…Canada is in the process of a historic move to add bisphenol-A to its list of toxic substances, Environment Canada confirmed Wednesday…91 per cent of people tested positive for BPA in their urine.
It was not until the 39th hit of that particular search, that I came across something that dealt with, or was connected to (oral health) dentistry.
The hit was for the [Canadian Dental Association] web-site; shown to be last updated on 10/4/2005 and, was at the same time, being very specific in their concerns, over Bisphenol A.
One of the questions asked…the second…was answered by Canada’s Dental Association as such: “The government’s report and recommendations places restrictions on the use of bisphenol A only in products for infants – such as baby bottles and infant formula cans. This is because the amount of exposure from these sources is relatively close to safety margins, and because of increased sensitivity in infants. No restrictions are planned for dental materials because they are well within safety margins.”
Should I therefore be worried about BPA fillings or sealants, in or on my teeth?…my conclusion is yes!
I feel, that I should also be just as worried, if not more…very concerned for the health of children of Canada–Especially our male populations; who appear to be having lower sperm counts on a regular basis now…affecting the future populations of Canada…also reported on internet news.
Of the two Canadian sources we are supposed to count on, when it comes to oral health information…well…it could ‘hard-ly’ be found. And, when it was; it was dated from 2008.
The information then deals mostly with plastic bottles and other containers. And, when something was found on oral health, the message from the Dental Association only served to give us the impression, that any concerns were not warranted, And, as far as BPA in your mouth goes…it’s safe…with no restrictions.
I’ll end with this; it is equally unacceptable, as is that of HEALTH CANADA and, the CANADIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION points of view, and science, when it comes to ‘them’ endorsing, a premeditated act of polluting Canada’s public drinking water, and its waste waters too…artificially adding Fluorides to the those waters.
It is also extremely well known, that that, which is added to our waters, is also a toxic (skull & bones poison) substance.