The Fluoridation Debate in East Brunswick, New Jersey
If you’re reading this then you most likely oppose fluoridation, and if you oppose fluoridation then sooner or later you’re bound to find yourself debating the issue with friends, family, colleagues, and local government officials. If you want to be prepared the next time a discussion on fluoridation ensues, you’ll want to watch and study this new professionally shot video of a recent fluoridation debate in New Jersey.
The debate features FAN’s Director and environmental chemist, Paul Connett, PhD debating periodontist and former President of the New Jersey Dental Association, Richard Kahn, DDS on the safety, ethics, and effectiveness of fluoridation. The video also features legal expert David Lonsky, Esq, who reviews the legal issues stemming from the practice.
After you’re done watching the debate, please share it with your local councilors, water plant employees, and state legislators. Consider this debate video a very powerful tool in educating local decision-makers about fluoridation, offering them both the scientific case against the practice as well as the rebuttals to claims made by proponents. In fact, you should consider sharing this with officials as one of the first steps to take when initiating a local campaign. Local officials will be more likely to reject fluoridation if they’ve already heard the often-repeated pro-fluoridation talking points debunked prior to holding any hearings.
So please don’t hesitate. Email the link for this debate to your local and state officials today!
Latest Fluoride-Free Victories
- Waterford, Ireland–The Waterford City and County Council in Ireland, representing over 113,000 residents, has passed a resolution calling for an end to fluoridation in Ireland. Waterford is the 13th Council since the beginning of 2014–collectively representing over 2.5 million Irish citizens–to formally adopt this resolution: http://fluoridealert.org/news/waterford-city-and-county-council-call-for-a-ban-on-the-addition-of-fluoride-to-water-supplies/
- Palatka, Florida–City Commissioners in Palatka, Florida (pop. 10,500) voted unanimously to reject a fluoridation proposal despite intense lobbying by radical pro-fluoride advocate Johnny Johnson. The city discontinued water fluoridation in 2011 at the Water Plant Superintendent’s request, as he said the chemical was corrosive and continuously broke down water plant equipment.
- Sullivan, Missouri—In March the Missouri Department of Health offered Sullivan City Councilors up to $25,000 to fund their fluoridation program for 2015, but the council turned it down and instead rejected the practice altogether. Councilors voted last week to end fluoridation after adding fluoride to the water supply for over 20 years. Mayor Dennis Watz called for the removal of fluoride after researching the issue and finding recent studies showing potential harms and a lack of effectiveness. A local doctor as well as the Water and Sewer Commissioner also opposed fluoridation.
Government Officials Notified About Fluoridation Failure
The Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Science have failed the public in the performance of their duties regarding the ongoing poisoning of public water supplies with fluoride. This neurotoxin is dumped into our drinking water in hazardous industrial waste batches that include hydrofluorosilicic acid, sodium fluorosilicate, sodium fluoride and a host of contaminants that include aluminum, barium, lead and more. Consequently, on April 27th, U.S. IOM/NAS leadership and Food and Nutrition board members were served with a formal notification regarding their failure to perform their duties. The letter was signed by environmental advocate Erin Brockovich; Daniel A. Eyink, M.D.; the American Academy of Environmental Medicine; Jean Nordin-Evans, DDS; David P. Mathews, JD; and Stephanie Seneff, PhD.
U.S. Government Reports on Fluoride
FAN has updated the format for easier accessibility to U.S. government reports. Also, check out FAN’s compilation of official reports from the EU, WHO, UN, Australia, Canada, Ireland, NZ, & UK – and FAN submissions are here.
June’s Teleconference & Audio from May
The next International Fluoride Free Teleconference will be held on Saturday, June 13th at 5PM (Eastern time). The call is entitled, “Brockovich Group Puts US Fed on Notice,” and is scheduled to feature a discussion on the letter sent to the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences, and the Food and Nutrition board by environmental activist Erin Brockovich along with several other medical, legal, and scientific professionals.
You can also download last month’s teleconference featuring a discussion on the new “optimal fluoride level” recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services. FAN’s own Paul Connett, PhD (Director), Ellen Connett (Manager), and Stuart Cooper (Campaign Manager) explained the history of the recommended “optimal level,” the final assessment, what was missing from the report, major questions raised, and how we can use this in our local and statewide campaigns:
News You May Have Missed
–Letter: Fluoride no benefit (Canada)
–Palmerston: Fluoride-free water now available (New Zealand)
–Free flowing fight over fluoridation (New Zealand)
For more fluoride related media, please visit FAN’s News Archive.