NSW Dental Association’s Fear Mongering Disgrace

Article for rebuttal

Lismore fluoride decision sparks dental concerns
ABC News | 15 Aug. 2013
[Related article: Lismore Council decision prompts call for fluoride intervention]


Point #1: “Doctor Brendan White from the far north coast division of the NSW Dental Association said an independent study found two-thirds of the community supports fluoridation.”

Response: Firstly, the study is not provided for the reader to independently verify the claim. The ABC expects us to blindly accept the ‘authority’ of the NSW Dental Association (sorry ABC, we don’t play that game). Secondly, even if the study were genuine, that means one third of the community is either undecided on fluoridation, or does not want fluoridation imposed upon them. According to the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights:

“Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based…

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