Pete Evans goes on Instagram rant slamming the ‘mass fluoridation of public water’ with a poison symbol and encourages fans to ‘educate yourself’
He’s no stranger to using social media as a platform to air his oft-controversial views about health.
And celebrity chef Pete Evans, 42, has once again taken to his keyboard with claims that fluoride is poisonous.
On Saturday, the reality TV star posted to Instagram a photo of a tap water and the poison symbol, writing that he was concerned about the ‘mass fluoridation of public water’.
Alongside the poison symbol of tap water, Pete wrote that everyone has ‘the right’ to decide whether they consumed water piped into homes, adding the hashtag ‘#educateyourself’.
‘I am concerned about mass fluoridation of public water, and I strongly believe that if people want to add fluoride to their drinking water then they should, but it should be a choice that each person has the ability and the right to make for their own household,’ Pete captioned the photo.
Fluoride is added to water to prevent tooth decay and is endorsed by Australian medical bodies.
‘Water fluoridation is without exception being endorsed by ALL credible health bodies (not only oral health) in Australia and all over the world,’ Menzies Health Institute’s Jeroen Kroon? told The Sydney Morning Herald.
It’s not the first time Pete has spouted his anti-fluoride views, supporting a Western Australian anti-fluoride group in 2014.
Pete has made a slew of controversial claims over the years, including that vegan women should eat meat during pregnancy, that osteoporosis sufferers should not eat dairy, and that Wi-Fi causes health problems.
Last year, Pete said it was ‘silly’ to use ‘normal sunscreen’ as it was full of ‘poisonous chemicals,’ before telling a fan that he doesn’t generally wear sunscreen.
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