GENRE: Online Comment
TO: ABC ‘Catalyst’ Program
AUTHOR: Han B
DATE WRITTEN: 21st of August 2013
TITLE: ABC Catalyst: The only beneficiaries are the polluting industries who can legally dump their poisonous waste products in our drinking water supplies
EXTERNAL LINKS: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3821248.htm#comments
Catalyst should have looked at why the industrial waste product fluoride from the aluminium and fertiliser industries were dumped in our drinking water in the first place.
It would have cost them a fortune to dispose of it properly as they were not allowed to burn it, bury it or dump it in the rivers or the sea.
Catalyst would have come across the Mellon Institute in the US which was hired by Alcoa, the biggest aluminium producer in the US, to come up with a cheap solution to get rid of its toxic waste, fluoride.
The scientist for hire at the Mellon Institute in the 1940’s came up with the lie that the untreated industrial waste product fluoride would be beneficial for human teeth when put in the drinking water supply. Note also that these same scientist at the Mellon Institute also claimed that asbestos and smoking was safe back in the 1940’s.
The whole pro-fluoride brigade of dentist and scientists has been educated on flawed out-dated science, but unfortunately successful in bringing about forced fluoridation with untreated industrial grade fluoride in our drinking water. Of course they have their reputations at stake and do not want to admit their mistakes. Nor do governments dumping the poison in our drinking water.
The only beneficiaries are the polluting industries who can legally dump their poisonous waste products in our drinking water supplies. Maybe only 1% of it gets consumed by humans, the rest is just polluting the environment. To them the solution to pollution is dilution.
The overall conclusion from the Catalyst program was that the latest science does not show a link between controlled water fluoridation and adverse health effects.
That is not the latest science, it is the same old corrupted, out-dated flawed science that is keeping our drinking water polluted with untreated industrial grade fluoride.
It is the anti-fluoride dentists, doctors and scientists who have studied the latest science on fluoride and who are up in arms but who were totally ignored by Catalyst. That’s why I and so many others who watched the Catalyst fluoride program call it ridiculous one-sided pro-fluoride propaganda.
The countries still artificially fluoridating and poising their water supplies are in a shrinking minority as the rest of the world are waking up to the dangers of fluoridated water.
The internet is far more useful to get a balanced view of water fluoridation and one would quickly come across Dr Paul Connett, professor of chemistry and toxicology for instance.
To me and so many others, Catalyst was clearly in breach of the ABC’s code of practice. A judge in a court of law would take a dim view of Catalyst’s protestations of presenting a balanced view of its fluoride program.
Shame on Catalyst and the ABC, I hope the ABC, as it has lost its purpose, gets privatised so I don’t have to pay my 8 plus cents a day anymore.