GENRE: Media Release
TITLE: STONE THE CROWS! Fluoride in drinking water da…de…da (you know how it goes)
TO: Anybody out there
STATUS: We’ll see
DATE WRITTEN: Sunny Sunday 4th August, 2013.
AUTHOR: MM, way up north
To: Anybody out there,
It seems ABC TV has got itself into a bit of a ‘pickle’ over this Catalyst program they’re airing this week on….you guessed it!…. water fluoridation and how it ‘protects the teeth’….oops!….Did I say that?
Someone let the ‘cat out of the bag’ and they’re copping a ‘stoning’. Dissidents and disgruntled viewers who want to see a balanced, impartial reporting of the fluoride facts. But that’s what you’d expect, isn’t it?…. Fair suck of the sav, eh?
Maybe it won’t even go to air and they’ll have to ‘pull’ it.
Seems there’s another clanger the ABC will have to cop if they even mention that fluoride in drinking water prevents tooth decay’. oops!….Did I say that again?
As usual…another stuff up by the TGA! But, the laws the law.
It’s in black and white. Now here’s where we get serious …..Substances for the purification or treatment of drinking water are only excluded goods (that is… excluded from being regulated under the legislation), if no claims are made for therapeutic use. Got it?
Mention any possible therapeutic use, like, “you know what they say it does for the teeth” (didn’t get me there, eh?) …and, bingo! You’ve just breached the Therapeutic Goods legislation and Advertising Code Gawd, how simple is that!
Actually….. not quite so simple. Stone the crows!
Ms Plibersek (Federal Minister for Health) and the States are going to have a hard time explaining how they’ve managed to get away with it for so long!