Costco Fluoridation Article & Poll
The largest food wholesaler in the world, with a membership of over 70 million, included an article on fluoridation in their monthly magazine that goes out to their members. The June article, entitled Should Community Drinking Water Be Fluoridated? features contrasting arguments on the practice from American Dental Association spokesman Howard Pollick, BDS, MPH, and FAN’s Director Paul Connett, PhD.
On the right hand side of the article is a poll question on fluoridation. The results will appear in the July issue of the publication. Please take a moment to vote NO on water fluoridation.
Connett Testifies in Dallas
Dallas, Texas, has recently been in the news as city councilors consider whether or not to renew their contract for fluoride additives, and have been urged to end the practice by a well-organized group of local health professionals and residents. On June 11, FAN’s Director and the co-author of The Case Against Fluoride, Dr. Paul Connett testified before the Dallas council. His testimony was captured on video and is one of his best. Campaigners might want to consider sharing it with local decision-makers.
What Do You Know About Your Fluoride Additives
This month’s International Fluoride Free Teleconference featured Dr. J. William Hirzy, FAN’s Washington, D.C. Representative and former risk assessment scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency and Senior Vice President of the EPA’s Headquarters Union. The focus of the discussion was on the chemicals used to fluoridate public drinking water as well as the EPA’s role in their regulation. You can listen to the audio and view the accompanying powerpoint presentation by clicking the link below:
Fluoride Researcher and Opponent Passes Away
Highly regarded chemist, chemical engineer, and fluoride researcher, Myron Coplan sadly passed away at the age of 92 in April. According to his obituary,
“He retired as a Vice President and General Manager of the Albany International Company’s Membrane Development division, but continued his active interest in chemistry, focusing on the effects of various fluoride compounds on human health. With Dr. Roger Masters of Dartmouth College he co-authored numerous papers on the subject that were published in a score of peer-reviewed journals. He was unswervingly opposed to the fluoridation of Natick’s water supply, likening it to medicating an unknown number of patients with an unknowable dose of a chemical whose effects on the human nervous system had been poorly studied and which his research had shown implicated it in a frightening variety of harmful effects.”
- “Confirmation of and explanations for elevated blood lead and other disorders in children exposed to water disinfection and fluoridation chemicals,” with Myron J. Coplan, Steven C Patch and Marcia S Bachman, Neurotoxicology, 28(5, 2007): 1032-42.
- “Water treatment with silicofluorides and lead toxicity,” with Myron J. Coplan, International Journal of Environmental Studies, 56 (4, 1999): 435-449.
–Fluoride: Good for Teeth, Bad for Brains (Blog- Philippe Grandjean, MD)
–Fluoridated Water Sinks in Hartford (Vermont)
–Healdsburg Council Calls For Vote on Fluoride Issue (California)
–Newburyport: Residents Seek Fluoride Ban (Massachusetts)
–Fluoride Concerns Finally Taken Seriously (Mercola.com)
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