For the sake of balance, ‘ABC’s Catalyst’ could have…


GENRE:  Online Comment

TO:  ABC Catalyst Program

AUTHOR:  Han B.

DATE WRITTEN:  9th of August 2013

TITLE: For the sake of balance, ‘ABC’s Catalyst’ could have…

STATUS:  Published   09 Aug 2013   9:53:20am

EXTERNAL LINK: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3821248.htm#comments

FURTHER COMMENTS (for the record):  PDF of  COMMENTS from ABC Catalyst

Why did Catalyst only interview the toxicologist professor Michael Moore about the “benefits” of fluoride? Why did Catalyst, for the sake of balance, not interview Dr Paul Connett, professor of chemistry and toxicology, or another equally qualified scientist?

Is it because their views are contradictory to the powerful pro-fluoride lobby who wants to turn back the clock and stem the anti-fluoride tide sweeping Queensland?

The same also applies to pro-fluoride dentist Michael Foley. For the sake of balance, Catalyst could have also featured an interview with an anti-fluoride dentist like David Kennedy, former President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), and Fluoride Information Officer, who said that water fluoridation delivers a drug to infants at a level which would be gross malpractice if prescribed by a physician or dentist.

Catalyst could have interviewed Dr. Andrew Harms, former President of the Australian Dental Association S.A. Branch, who deeply regretted supporting and facilitating fluoridation into South Australian country areas.

And Catalyst could also have mentioned the fact that countries still artificially fluoridating their water supplies are in a shrinking minority. Even in those countries like the USA and Canada, more and more cities are stopping fluoridation.
98% of European countries do not fluoridate their drinking water. Catalyst could have opened tonight’s program with the breaking news that Israel will stop fluoridating their drinking water by 2014.
That, of course, is not what the powerful pro-fluoride lobby, with their scientists for hire and governments in their pockets, wants the public to know.

It is only a matter of time when one day people in Australia will look back in disbelief that once their drinking water was poisoned with industrial waste products, never tested for human consumption. They will remember that it was also thanks to programs like tonight’s Catalyst, which aided and abetted the criminals, the aluminium and fertiliser industries desperately trying to keep it in our drinking water so they don’t have to bear the costs of disposing of it legally – with ridiculous one-sided pro-fluoride propaganda.

The benefits of fluoride, if any, is topical, like fluoridated tooth paste, and not systemic. Ever heard oncologists arguing that suntan lotion should not only be put on the skin, but also be swallowed to prevent skin cancers? That’s laughable isn’t it? But that’s exactly what dentists, brainwashed by the fluoride toothpaste manufacturers’ sponsored universities, are telling us to do.

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One comment on “For the sake of balance, ‘ABC’s Catalyst’ could have…

  1. Catalyst,

    A biased report now needs to be done by either yourselves or the ABC to restore some credibility to your reporting methods.

    Some basic questions need to be asked and answered in the program and then let the facts speak for themselves. No bias. Let the viewer decide.

    1. Is it legal to medicate without consent?

    Fairly easy to cover the relevant laws here

    2. What studies have been done and the results?

    The studies by Harvard University and Chinese Universities show it reduces IQ. Other studies have shown Fluorosis in children. My niece suffered from this and many doctors and dentists denied the problem until one truthfully explained what it was and why it happens.
    Does swallowing fluoride actually provide and benefit as opposed to being topically applied? Studies show swallowing has no benefit.
    On the other side surveys done show reduced tooth decay since the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. But people are brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist more then ever, plus using toothpastes and mouthwashes. It makes sense this is the real reason for the drop in tooth decay.

    3. The substance added to water is different to what is added to toothpaste and mouthwashes. Why is this?

    What is really being added to water? Trace the supply of this substance to the country it comes from and this will show what it really is and why it is added to water supplies.

    4. Why are most countries now stopping adding fluoride to water supplies?

    Europe, USA, Japan and Israel have now stopped fluoridating water supplies. Why have they stopped but Australia continues?

    These questions would be a good place to start to properly address this issue.

    Catalyst seemed to reply totally on the advice of doctors and dentist who were pro fluoride for its report. This is a mistake as it should be remember at one time there were doctors who said smoking was totally safe and would not harm you.

    So as with any modern society it is constantly evolving and what was true one year may not be true the next. This is a healthy sign that progress is being made. Beliefs from 20, 50 and 100 years ago are different from today and that will continues to be the case into the far future as well.

    Catalyst should not be afraid to voice a different opinion to what is being told to us now.

    Good luck for new program.

    Regards

    Sean Edwards

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