DZ: A follow-up to Tory Shepherd article

GENRE: Email letter

TO: Tory Shepherd, Adelaide Now ‘Health Reporter’

AUTHOR: Daniel Z

DATE SENT: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 6:48 AM

TITLE: DZ: A follow-up to Tory Shepherd article

STATUS: Still waiting response

UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below

Dear Tory,

This is just a friendly email to remind you that I’m still eagerly awaiting your review of the new book by Connett et al. Please be sure to let the world know as soon as you publish your review. If it happens to be as well-referenced and detailed as your recent contribution to the field, I’m sure you’ll once again have your readers clamoring for your real email address.

Back to the Connett et al book for a moment – here’s what some other reviewers have said already:

For anyone who has ever wondered why cities add fluoride to
water-and questioned whether they should. Written with clear
and easy-to-read prose, and supporting citations, The Case Against
Fluoride carefully lays out the arguments against fluoridation and
reasons why it should be discontinued. The authors examine the
evidence on fluoridation and conclude convincingly that it should
now be considered ‘harmful and ineffective.

Dr. Hardy Limeback, Professor and Head of
Preventive Dentistry, University of Toronto
Sweden rejected fluoridation in the 1970s, and in this excellent
book these three scientists have confirmed the wisdom of that
decision. Our children have not suffered greater tooth decay, as
World Health Organization figures attest, and in turn our citizens
have not borne the other hazards fluoride may cause. In any case,
since fluoride is readily available in toothpaste, you don’t have to
force it on people.

Arvid Carlsson, Nobel Laureate in Medicine
or Physiology (2000) and Emeritus Professor
Pharmacology, University of Gothenburg

As a Health Reporter, Tory, I’m sure you’ll set the record straight in an intellectually rigorous and scientific manner, explaining why the above reviewers are so terribly misguided and unqualified to make such claims. After all, Tory, as we all know, you are the expert. And, humble little me, I wouldn’t be so bold as to put words in your mouth.

I have no doubt you will blow the planet away with your utter brilliance, backed with a depth and breadth of knowledge of subject matter so rarely seen in journalists these days.


Daniel Z, BA, MA


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