11 Feb 2014

NZ - Making sense of fluoride

Making Sense of Fluoride spokesperson Ken Perrott
Tuesday 11 February 2014, 3:42PM

Scientists are dismissing claims that fluoride will be removed from New Zealand's water supplies within the next two years following a series of lectures by Dr. Paul Connett, executive director of the Fluoridation Action Network, that begin in Wellington tomorrow.

Making Sense of Fluoride spokesperson, Dr. Ken Perrott said "Connett is substituting wishes for reality and using unsubstantiated studies to fuel his argument."

Dr Connett is ignoring the results of recent referenda showing a large groundswell of support for fluoridation of community water supplies as a social health measure.............

"groundswell of support for fluoridation?" Anyone exposed to the arguments and evidence with an open mind on the merits and safety of fluoridation are unlikely to support it. Even with our limited effort to counter the huge effort the SHA and the PCT put in to persuade people of Southampton to welcome fluoridation 72% voted no.


Carrie said...

"Connett is substituting wishes for reality and using unsubstantiated studies to fuel his argument."

Dr Connett is a scientist of the highest integrity and his references are always from sources of the most compelling and irrefutable scientific evidence.

In all the recent tribunals in New Zealand, when presented with evidence from both sides of the argument, the Councils have found the evidence from the pro fluoridation lobby to be weak, outdated and unsubstantiated.

The pubic has been deceived in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health has spent astronomical sums of money on a successful one sided brainwashing campaign, for fear of the repercussions from the lies they've been told for the past 60 years. Tell people the truth and then see how much support there is for fluoridation.

Anonymous said...

He is talking about the support of fluoridation in NZ. The last 3 referendums were all majorly for fluoridation.

Anonymous said...

People everywhere are learning the truth that fluoridation is ineffective for teeth and dangerous to health, so only 5% of the world and only 3% of Europe fluoridate their drinking water. Yet Europe has a better tooth decay rate that those countries which do fluoridate.

Israel and Queensland have both ended mandatory fluoridation within the last year.

To see why, Google "Fluoride dangers" and read a few of the 2,000 articles.

If fluoride works at all it works on the outside of the tooth not from inside the body. Thus there is no need to expose the whole body to a known toxic substance for a lifetime with every glass of water drunk. And there is no rational reason to force people to drink it against their will.

Carrie said...

Yes Anonymous, he is referring to public support for fluoridation in the recent referendums, but the referendums would almost certainly have returned a very different result without the Ministry of Health's hopelessly biased pro fluoridation campaign. It is wholly unethical to force medication on the minority on the strength of majority vote, and the Councils in NZ who have ended fluoridation should be applauded for upholding medical ethics and individual human rights, which the Ministry of Health chooses to ignore in the name of protecting vested interests.

rcannard said...

What is that supposed to be Ken Perrott a hit piece or a personal dig at Paul...Iv seen Ken Perrott on many discussion threads about fluoride and he like's nothing more than to disrupt the proceedings...Playing on the ideas of what people want isn't very scientific is it...If it really is the wonder cavity fighter then why do most reject it or have even banned it...