GENRE: Email letter
TO: Dentistry IQ online network
AUTHOR: Daniel Z
DATE SENT: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM
TITLE: A challenge to Sanford Zelnick & Susan Caddell
STATUS: No response (s)
UPDATES: Please place any updates into the COMMENTS section below
EXTERNAL LINK: http://www.dentistryiq.com/news/2013/02/09/fluoride-in-water-a-tough-sell.html But just two months later, and the very active link is now ‘page not found’. ASWLA Editor’s comment: Something to hide perhaps?
Sanford Zelnick and Susan Caddell obviously have not read The Case Against Fluoride (http://www.fluorideresearch.org/433/files/FJ2010_v43_n3_p170-173.pdf ), otherwise they would be aware that the science does not support their assertions.
Even worse than their weak assertions is the fact that your article not only fails to provide opposing viewpoints, but falls into the trap of focusing exclusively on teeth, whilst ignoring the rest of the body.
Susan Caddell’s daughter – as you report – “has a white spot on her teeth”, but Susan “still believes adding fluoride to public water systems is a good thing.” This disgusting display of ignorance is a perfect example of why you should not be uncritically reporting the views of dentists on matters of systemic health, about which they are unqualified to speak with any authority. Dental fluorosis is a biomarker of systemic overexposure to fluoride in the developing years ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FAUU7dNr0bY#t=94s ).
If Susan Caddell is willing to gamble that fluoride has damaged her daughter’s tooth-forming cells, but no other part of her body, then she is a negligent mother as well as a negligent health professional.
If you wish to be taken seriously as a journalist, you will investigate these matters and include counter-arguments to the claims of the dental lobby in your next article.