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
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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.