27 Jul 2009

Referendum will finalise the issue of fluoride

Referendum will finalise the issue of fluoride
THE importance of the debate underway in Hampshire on whether to permit mass medication of the water supply to Southampton and surrounding areas is underscored today.
This paper reveals (page 7) that the debate is being watched closely by other authorities who have their own plans to introduce fluoride to water supplies.
These have been put on hold while the Southampton issue is taken through the courts and any subsequent actions.
This is not surprising. So heated has been the debate here in Hampshire over whether it is right to add the chemical to water supplies and how much of the population is behind the scheme that other authorities realise they will face similar battles if they do not approach the issue carefully in their own areas.
At present Hampshire awaits a decision on whether there is to be a judicial review of the process that determined Southampton should receive fluoride. The Strategic Health Authority is waiting with £400,000 of health service money to fight an action to overturn the plan. This is a waste of time and money.
A simple decision to hold a binding referendum will finalise this issue once and for all.
Why won't the SHA take such a decision and show the rest of the country the best course of action to follow before fluoride should be introduced anywhere.

Let's make fluoride an election issue
SO we now know that the South Central Area Health Authority will take no notice of a referendum on fluoridation of the water supply.
To all intents and purposes it seems to be running as a petty dictatorship.
It seems to have forgotten that it is there to serve the public not to rule it. It is an unelected body.
We now need a clear statement from the opposition par coming general election, one of the first actions of their government will be to abolish the SCAHA and sack all of its board members. So come on you Conservatives and Lib Dems etc. Let's have your pledge in print that your party will take immediate action against the SCAHA and its board if you come to power. CHRIS BARKER, Southampton.

Lax thinking...
MAY I be so bold as to suggest that a strong laxative be added to the water at the strategic health authority, as a small minority may be constipated.
It may also help them to think more clearly

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Herewith are links to ammunition to help fight fluoridation:

Cathy's horses deformed and disabled by fluoridated water (with coloured photographs).

Deadly Remedy: Strange illnesses lead horse breeder to challenge fluoridation of Pagosa's water' (with coloured photographs) - personal account by horse breeder Cathy Justus who led a successful campaign to end fluoridation at Pagosa Springs in Colorado when it was discovered that the fluoridated water was causing the shocking adverse effects to her horses.

Fluoride Fatigue subtitled Fluoride Poisoning: is fluoride in your drinking water - and from other sources - making you sick?
Free 88-page book authored by Bruce Spittle who is the managing editor of Fluoride, which is the official journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research. This meticulously-referenced book contains enough evidence of harm from fluoride to humans to make responsible people want to practice the precautionary principle (when in doubt leave it out).

Professionals' Statement Calling for an End to Fluoridation - now signed by 2,576 professionals. See the following three links for the signatories:

www.fluoridealert.org/statement.august.2007.intl.signers.html Signatories (International - Australia included)
www.fluoridealert.org/statement.august.2007.us.a-m.html Signatories (US A-M)
www.fluoridealert.org/statement.august.2007.us.n-z.html Signatories (US N-Z)
and see www.fluorideaction.org/statement.quotes.aug.2007.pdf Quotes by some of the signatories while noting the comments by

Andrew Harms BDS (page 8/24 pdf), former president of the South Australia Australian Dental Association. Dr Harms wrote: 'Water fluoridation is an outdated and dangerous practice. The systemic consequences are being recklessly overlooked in the name of preventive dentistry.'

And Doug N. Everingham MB BS (page 6/24 pdf) who is a former Minister for Health 1972-1975. Dr Everingham used to promote fluoridation but after studying the evidence has come out against it.

Finally, Google the following: 'Fluoride, teeth and the atomic bomb' and 'Ministry of not so funny walks' and discover that the British Fluoridation Society and other fluoride promoters have been lying about the safety of fluoridation.