TITLE: Letter of support for Councilors of Bundaberg & Ipswich regions – do not be intimidated
AUTHOR: Daniel Z
DATE WRITTEN: 16th December, 2012
STATUS: Unreplied to, as of 24th December, 2012
UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below.
FURTHER READING: ISBN: 9781603582872 The Case Against Fluoride (by Connett, Beck & Micklem)
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As you will all be aware by this point, the issue of water fluoridation is once again heating up. This time round, the choice to fluoridate is in the hands of Councils rather Government.
I write to you to offer crucial information that will stand you in good stead, when the pro-fluoridation lobby urges – or even bullies you – into believing that you are somehow ‘betraying’ public health by ceasing your water fluoridation programs. (see links below)
I have already seen ample evidence in the media that pro-fluoridation forces are mustering all resources at their disposal, to ridicule the opponents of fluoridation and to make a concerted effort to maintain artificial water fluoridation across Queensland.
You will be told that fluoridation is completely safe and effective and only fringe nut jobs oppose the measure.
You will be told that fluoridation is one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th Century.
You will be told the science is so overwhelming for fluoridation, that no real debate even exists.
You will be told that if you discontinue fluoridation, you will be potentially facing a dental health crisis.
You will be told not to obtain information on fluoridation from the Internet, because it is all garbage.
You will be told that the “optimal level” for fluoridation is 1 part per million and that this tiny amount of fluoride cannot possibly hurt you.
You will be told not to worry because the engineers at your local water treatment facilities control the fluoride concentration at the plant with advanced modern equipment, to ensure an “optimal” level at all times.
You will be told that all major health and scientific organisations around the world fully endorse water fluoridation.
You will be told that any suggestion these organisations may be relying on weak evidence, is evidence in itself that you are a wild conspiracy theorist and a menace to public health.
And you will told a lot more.
I remind you that ‘spin,’ does not constitute science.
I remind you that simplistic public relations mantras, do not constitute science.
I remind you that vast lists of endorsements, do not constitute science.
I remind you that ‘authority,’ is not science.
I remind you that rubber-stamp reviews, do not constitute science.
I will remind you that dentists are not qualified to make decisions on systemic health issues.
Only SCIENCE constitutes SCIENCE.
Only EVIDENCE constitutes EVIDENCE.
Pro-fluoridation extremists will insist that there is endless warehouses full of evidence for the safety and effectiveness of fluoridation. Fluoridation has NEVER been proven SAFE, nor has it ever been proven EFFECTIVE. The burden of proof is upon they who make these claims. Demand no less of them.
More importantly, no fluoridation promoter can guarantee an adequate margin of safety to protect your community from potential harm, once the water supply is used as a drug delivery mechanism.
None of them can control the dose (i.e. how much people drink per day); and none of them care to conduct the necessary studies to monitor for potential health effects; and none of them care to monitor your communities for total exposure to fluoride from all sources, including fluoridated water.
So do yourselves a favour, before the pro-fluoridation extremists come into your down with their bullying and their spin:
Watch this film: http://www.fluoridealert.org/fan-tv/prof-perspectives/
Watch this presentation: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL53E25EFBF102EF37
Consult this research database: http://www.fluoridealert.org/researchers/
Learn at least 50 good reasons to oppose fluoridation: http://www.fluoridealert.org/articles/50-reasons/
Demand answers to the questions posed in this article: http://www.fluoridealert.org/news/opinion-citizens-are-being-misled/
Learn how to counter typical pro-fluoridation arguments: http://www.fluoridealert.org/uploads/proponent_claims.pdf
Find out who opposes fluoridation: http://www.fluoridealert.org/uploads/who_opposes_F.pdf
Learn more about fluoridation chemicals: http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/water/fluoridation-chemicals/
Circulate the Professionals’ Statement to End Fluoridation: http://www.fluoridealert.org/researchers/professionals-statement/
Discover more about the history of fluoridation: http://www.fluoridealert.org/content/fluoride-deception/
Learn about the Great Fluoridation Gamble: http://www.fluoridealert.org/news/fluoridation-gamble-fails-the-test-of-time/
Discover the pathetic weakness of the 2007 NHMRC review: http://www.thenhf.com/article.php?id=1259
Learn more about the 2000 York Review: http://www.fluoridealert.org/content/a-critique-of-the-york-review-by-paul-connett-phd/
Understand the full implications of the 2006 NRC Report: http://www.fluoridealert.org/researchers/nrc/
Understand the drawbacks of fluoridation in greater detail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sRWgDff8zY
Learn why fluoride does not need to be swallowed: http://www.fluoridealert.org/articles/limeback/
And for goodness’ sake, at the VERY LEAST, bloody well DEMAND protection for the next generation: http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/infant-exposure/