DZ Letter to the Editor: Response to Peter Van Elden (18 Jan 2013)


GENRE: Email letter

TO: The Editor, Geelong Independent News

AUTHOR: Daniel Z

DATE SENT: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM

TITLE: DZ Letter to the Editor: Response to Peter Van Elden (18 Jan 2013)

STATUS: Awaiting response

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

To: editorial@geelongindependent.com.au

ATTACHMENT: INDEPENDENT. 18 Jan13  “They’re baaaack!!!

Dear Editor,

Peter Van Elden (18 Jan 2013) says that he looks forward to the next anti-fluoridation “missile.” Actually, I would like to launch one for him. I challenge Peter Van Elden to read ‘The Case Against Fluoride’ by Dr. Paul Connett, Dr. James Beck, and Dr. Spedding Micklem (ISBN: 9781603582872).[1] This book has been favourably reviewed[2] by Dr. Arvid Carlsson, a Nobel Laurette in Medicine; Dr. Hardy Limeback, a former Head of Preventative Dentistry at the University of Toronto; and Dr. Vyvyan Howard, Professor of Bioimaging and a medically-qualified toxico-pathologist, at the University of Ulster’s School of Biomedical Sciences.[3-4] According to Professor Howard, “The authors have produced a well-researched, cogently argued, and very readable text that summarises historical, political, ethical, toxicological, and epidemiological scientific data behind drinking water fluoridation… The text is approachable by non-scientists and specialists, although an extensive technical bibliography is provided for those who wish to delve deeper.” Please, Peter, get back to us with your own “expert” review of this text. Perhaps you would also care to explain to the people of Geelong why every argument presented in this book can be dismissed as baseless anti-fluoridation “ranting,” and why Dr. Carlsson, Dr. Limeback, and Dr. Howard are “misinformed.” Please include your scientific qualifications alongside your expert analysis.

[1] http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_case_against_fluoride
[2] http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_case_against_fluoride:paperback/praise/
[3] http://www.fluorideresearch.org/433/files/FJ2010_v43_n3_p170-173.pdf
[4] http://biomed.science.ulster.ac.uk/nsb/Professor-C-Vyvyan-Howard,22.html#page=background

Daniel Z
Victoria

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