Fluoridation is based on politics not science says US professor

Daily Echo: Dr. Paul Connett Dr. Paul Connett

THE case for fluoride is based on politics not science, a US chemistry professor told campaigners trying to stop health chiefs adding it to the tap water of 200,000 homes.

Paul Connett, founder of the Fluoride Action Network, threw his support behind Hampshire Against Fluoridation when he spoke to members on Saturday at Southampton Solent University. He used the event to launch his new book, The Case Against Fluoride: how hazardous waste ended up in our drinking water and the bad science and powerful politics that keep it there.

Prof Connett also praised the Daily Echo’s coverage of plans by South Central Health Authority, which it claims will improve children’s teeth in Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton and Netley.

He said: “The Daily Echo’s wonderful coverage on the subject is being read across the world and it has helped educate politicians and the public. That’s why I chose to launch the book here.”

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9:02am Tue 14 Sep 10

Greenj says...

Professor Connett is a superb scientist and eloquently pointed out on Saturday how scientifically ridiculous the pro-fluoridation case is. The reason the authorities do not listen to scientific sense is that water fluoridation is a government policy. The policy was made by non-scientific MPs who have been heavily lobbied by the pro-fluoridation industrialists who wish to sell their toxic waste. Why do the Tories and Lib Dems seem happy to keep this disastrous Labour policy?
Professor Connett is a superb scientist and eloquently pointed out on Saturday how scientifically ridiculous the pro-fluoridation case is. The reason the authorities do not listen to scientific sense is that water fluoridation is a government policy. The policy was made by non-scientific MPs who have been heavily lobbied by the pro-fluoridation industrialists who wish to sell their toxic waste. Why do the Tories and Lib Dems seem happy to keep this disastrous Labour policy? Greenj
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9:27am Tue 14 Sep 10

Unlimited* Service says...

We all know that this mass-medication is wrong. It has always been a case of follow the money.
We all know that this mass-medication is wrong. It has always been a case of follow the money. Unlimited* Service
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10:27am Tue 14 Sep 10

Rob444 says...

The pro-fluoride brigade's argument has been blown clean out of the water. Well done, and thank you, Professor Connett.
The pro-fluoride brigade's argument has been blown clean out of the water. Well done, and thank you, Professor Connett. Rob444
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12:17pm Tue 14 Sep 10

Boatman says...

Firstly let me state unequivocally that I am totally against the fluoridation of water. The only chemicals to be added to our drinking water are those that are needed solely to make it safe. Compulsory mass-medication is morally wrong.
However, having said that Beware! You can always find a 'scientist' somewhere who will tell you what you want to hear.
Firstly let me state unequivocally that I am totally against the fluoridation of water. The only chemicals to be added to our drinking water are those that are needed solely to make it safe. Compulsory mass-medication is morally wrong. However, having said that Beware! You can always find a 'scientist' somewhere who will tell you what you want to hear. Boatman
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12:45pm Tue 14 Sep 10

southy says...

Greenj wrote:
Professor Connett is a superb scientist and eloquently pointed out on Saturday how scientifically ridiculous the pro-fluoridation case is. The reason the authorities do not listen to scientific sense is that water fluoridation is a government policy. The policy was made by non-scientific MPs who have been heavily lobbied by the pro-fluoridation industrialists who wish to sell their toxic waste. Why do the Tories and Lib Dems seem happy to keep this disastrous Labour policy?
that should be an easy question that you can answer your self. "Why do the Tories and Lib Dems seem happy to keep this disastrous Labour policy?"
thats because the nu-labour is just another tory party, they work for capitalist and not the ordinary people.
[quote][p][bold]Greenj[/bold] wrote: Professor Connett is a superb scientist and eloquently pointed out on Saturday how scientifically ridiculous the pro-fluoridation case is. The reason the authorities do not listen to scientific sense is that water fluoridation is a government policy. The policy was made by non-scientific MPs who have been heavily lobbied by the pro-fluoridation industrialists who wish to sell their toxic waste. Why do the Tories and Lib Dems seem happy to keep this disastrous Labour policy?[/p][/quote]that should be an easy question that you can answer your self. "Why do the Tories and Lib Dems seem happy to keep this disastrous Labour policy?" thats because the nu-labour is just another tory party, they work for capitalist and not the ordinary people. southy
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1:34pm Tue 14 Sep 10

Spot O'Bother says...

You've been listening to the wierd American again! He couldn't get any traction in the US, so now he's trying here. OK, listen to him if you want. Personally, I don't believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus or Global Warming.
You've been listening to the wierd American again! He couldn't get any traction in the US, so now he's trying here. OK, listen to him if you want. Personally, I don't believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus or Global Warming. Spot O'Bother
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1:50pm Tue 14 Sep 10

Unlimited* Service says...

Spot O'Bother wrote:
You've been listening to the wierd American again! He couldn't get any traction in the US, so now he's trying here. OK, listen to him if you want. Personally, I don't believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus or Global Warming.
And your position on fluoridation?
[quote][p][bold]Spot O'Bother[/bold] wrote: You've been listening to the wierd American again! He couldn't get any traction in the US, so now he's trying here. OK, listen to him if you want. Personally, I don't believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus or Global Warming.[/p][/quote]And your position on fluoridation? Unlimited* Service
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8:10pm Tue 14 Sep 10

jwillie6 says...

I know Dr. Connett. He is a very ethical person and a very capable scientist. He is having a major impact on reversing fluoridation in the U.S.
Keep in mind there is no profit in opposing it. The profit is in selling the toxic waste to communities.
It is not the government's right to medicate all citizens against their will. It must stop.
I know Dr. Connett. He is a very ethical person and a very capable scientist. He is having a major impact on reversing fluoridation in the U.S. Keep in mind there is no profit in opposing it. The profit is in selling the toxic waste to communities. It is not the government's right to medicate all citizens against their will. It must stop. jwillie6
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10:06pm Tue 14 Sep 10

Parlak says...

The anti-fluoride lot do seem very happy to ignore more then 95% of scientist, dentist and all sorts of doctors, who say that the amount of fluoride the Health Service wish to use is of no harm, but a great health benefit to many. Perhaps this is just a middle class campaign against working class children
The anti-fluoride lot do seem very happy to ignore more then 95% of scientist, dentist and all sorts of doctors, who say that the amount of fluoride the Health Service wish to use is of no harm, but a great health benefit to many. Perhaps this is just a middle class campaign against working class children Parlak
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12:27am Wed 15 Sep 10

jwillie6 says...

Europe (16 countries) has rejected fluoridation and is now 98% fluoride free, and the World Health Organnization reports that their decay rate is better than any fluoridated country. They and most of the world caught on to this fluoridation hoax years ago. There are many other large research studies from around the world also showing the ineffectiveness for children's teeth.

The latest study is from a New York dentist, Dr. J.V. Kumar. Go read it yourself.
"JADA Study Proves Fluoridation is Money down the Drain"
NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2009
Children's cavity rates are similar whether water is fluoridated or not, according to data published in the July 2009 Journal of the American Dental Association by dentist J.V. Kumar of the NY State Health Department(1),
(http://www.prnewswi
re.com/news-releases
/jada-study-proves-f
luoridation-is-money
-down-the-drain-6257
2357.html)
Europe (16 countries) has rejected fluoridation and is now 98% fluoride free, and the World Health Organnization reports that their decay rate is better than any fluoridated country. They and most of the world caught on to this fluoridation hoax years ago. There are many other large research studies from around the world also showing the ineffectiveness for children's teeth. The latest study is from a New York dentist, Dr. J.V. Kumar. Go read it yourself. "JADA Study Proves Fluoridation is Money down the Drain" NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2009 Children's cavity rates are similar whether water is fluoridated or not, according to data published in the July 2009 Journal of the American Dental Association by dentist J.V. Kumar of the NY State Health Department(1), (http://www.prnewswi re.com/news-releases /jada-study-proves-f luoridation-is-money -down-the-drain-6257 2357.html) jwillie6
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2:32pm Wed 15 Sep 10

southy says...

Parlak wrote:
The anti-fluoride lot do seem very happy to ignore more then 95% of scientist, dentist and all sorts of doctors, who say that the amount of fluoride the Health Service wish to use is of no harm, but a great health benefit to many. Perhaps this is just a middle class campaign against working class children
why dont you complete what was said by those 95% scientist, dentist and doctors are saying.
its not harmful unless consumed, fluoride is meant to be spat out and not swallowed, small doses build up in the body and will cause harm after a long time period, the older you are the less likely it will effect you, but a new born baby being given it will do harm in late adult life.
[quote][p][bold]Parlak[/bold] wrote: The anti-fluoride lot do seem very happy to ignore more then 95% of scientist, dentist and all sorts of doctors, who say that the amount of fluoride the Health Service wish to use is of no harm, but a great health benefit to many. Perhaps this is just a middle class campaign against working class children[/p][/quote]why dont you complete what was said by those 95% scientist, dentist and doctors are saying. its not harmful unless consumed, fluoride is meant to be spat out and not swallowed, small doses build up in the body and will cause harm after a long time period, the older you are the less likely it will effect you, but a new born baby being given it will do harm in late adult life. southy
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