Rebuttal: Minister’s Science Advisory Committee (NZ)

What is in the water? – June 12, 2013
The Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee
New Zealand

Claim: “The science of fluoride in water is effectively settled. It has been one of the most thoroughly worked questions in public health science over some decades.”

Response: On the contrary. When the University of York examined the evidence on fluoridation, the authors were surprised at its poor quality. According to the research team, “Given the level of interest surrounding the issue of public water fluoridation, it is surprising to find that little high quality research has been undertaken.” Three years later, the authors reiterated, “We were unable to discover any reliable good-quality evidence in the fluoridation literature world-wide… As emphasised in the report, only high-quality studies can fill in the gaps in knowledge about these and other aspects of fluoridation.”

Claim: “There is no doubt that the presence of…

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Fluoride support in Decay: 4 letters published

GENRE: Published letter (x 4)

TO: The Editor, The Courier Mail (Brisbane)

AUTHORS:  Dr John Ryan, Sonja Hardy, Fay Reid, Phillip Robertson

DATE PUBLISHED: 16th January, 2013

TITLE: Fluoride support in Decay

STATUS: Published

UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below

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Letter to the Editor, regarding Chief Health Officer’s support for water fluoridation

GENRE: Email letter

TO: The Editor, Courier Mail

AUTHOR: Phillip R

DATE SENT: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:56 AM

TITLE: Letter to the Editor, regarding Chief Health Officer’s support for water fluoridation

STATUS: Awaiting response

UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below

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RE: “The evidence is irrefutable and only the extremely misinformed could think otherwise”

GENRE: Email letter

TO: The Editor, Courier Mail

AUTHOR: Sandy S

DATE SENT: Tue, Jan 15, 2013

TITLE: RE: “The evidence is irrefutable and only the extremely misinformed could think otherwise”

STATUS: Awaiting response

UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below

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Dr Young, a challenge for you

GENRE: Email letter

TO: Chief Health Officer (QLD) Dr Jeannette YoungAUTHOR: Daniel Z

DATE SENT: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 2:43 AM

TITLE: Dr Young, a challenge for you

STATUS: Awaiting response

UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below

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Bundaberg (Biloela) – Concerned and ask for this to be published re: Pro-fluoride science wins over citizens 11.1.2013

GENRE: Email letter

TO: The Editor, The Central Telegraph (Biloela)

AUTHOR: Diane Drayton Buckland

DATE SENT: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

TITLE: Bundaberg (Biloela) – Concerned and ask for this to be published re: Pro-fluoride science wins over citizens 11.1.2013

STATUS: Awaiting response

UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below

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Letter to the Editor, Re: Dr Jeannette Young’s recent public comments on fluoridation

GENRE: Email letter

TO: The Editor, The Courier Mail

AUTHOR: Daniel Z

DATE SENT: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

TITLE: Letter to the Editor, Re: Dr Jeannette Young’s recent public comments on fluoridation

STATUS: Awaiting response

UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below

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Reminder: questions for the new Chief Health Officer of Victoria

GENRE: Email letter

TO: Dr Rosemarie Lester – Chief Health Officer – Victoria

TITLE: Reminder: questions for the new Chief Health Officer of Victoria

AUTHOR: Daniel Z

DATE SENT: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

STATUS: No response, as of 2nd January, 2013

UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below.

EXTERNAL LINKS:

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/chiefhealthofficer/index.htm


http://www.health.vic.gov.au/media/new-vic-cho-appointed-08Mar-2012.htm

FURTHER READING: The Case Against Fluoride (Connett, Beck, Micklem)(2010)

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Dr John Carnie Retires

GENRE: Press release

TO: General Public

TITLE: Dr John Carnie Retires

AUTHOR: AFAM Research

DATE OF RELEASE: 27th October, 2011

STATUS: Published – AFAM

UPDATES: Any updates should be posted in the comments section below

EXTERNAL LINKS:

http://www.firewaterfilm.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiCP3HYxFg

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/news/john_carnie.htm

http://www.fluorideaustralia.org/articleView.asp?Article=29&cPage=last

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Balranald: Negative case not so overwhelming

GENRE: Letter

TITLE: Balranald: Negative case not so overwhelming

TO:  Sunraysia Daily, Mildura

AUTHOR: Anti-Fluoridation Association of Mildura (AFAM)

DATE PUBLISHED: November 21st, 2009

STATUS: Published in Sunraysia News; additionally, archived online at FAN (USA)

EXTERNAL LINK: http://www.fluoridealert.org/news/balranald-negative-case-not-so-overwhelming/

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