Fluoride Free NZ calls for an open transparent public discussion of fluoridation where both sides of the argument can be heard. To date Sir Peter Gluckman and Sir David Skegg, authors of last year’s NZ Report on Fluoridation, have declined an invitation to debate or discuss the errors found in the Report with international fluoridation experts Professor Paul Connett and Dr William Hirzy when they are in New Zealand next month.
The professors are not the only contributors not willing to show any teeth over the fluoridation issue. The following contributors have also failed to accept an invitation to front up:
Dr Charles Eason, Dr Mark Elwood, Dr Murray Thomson, and Dr Nick Wilson.
NZ Reviewer , Dr Wayne Temple, also declined to defend his position on fluoridation as did Researcher/Writer, Dr Anne Bardsley.
It should be incredibly embarrassing that having been exposed for preparing a politically motivated, hurried review of fluoridation these scientists fail to front.
It is hoped that Dr David Crum from the NZDA, who calls for increased fluoride exposure of infants, will step into the breach. However, that is not likely since he will be unable to defend his claims of reduction in dental decay or less general anaesthetics when the facts are brought into the light of day.