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FAN’s new director goes head-to-head with proponents of fluoridation

November 25th, 2015 | Fluoride Action Network | November 24, 2015

Last week, Michael Connett appeared on Pennsylvania Public Radio (WPSU) to debate three fluoridation proponents, including a local dentist, the Director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Epidemiology, and a doctor with the State Department of Heath.  The 28-minute discussion took place on the Take Note Show hosted by Patty Satalia, who asks excellent questions throughout the program and gave Michael enough time to present his arguments along with the latest research.  Best of all, the combination of Michael’s points and Satalia’s questions clearly showed how little science the so-called experts are familiar with, and how heavily they rely on predictable talking points and endorsements by government agencies and other fluoridation-pushers.

Listen to the Debate

“Health Risks of Water Fluoridation Raise Concern”

Public Radio International aired a very good 8-minute piece on fluoridation last week on the Living on Earth show.  Host Steve Curwood interviewed University of Kent professor and researcher Stephen Peckham, BSc, MA, HMFPH, Harvard professor and researcher Philippe Grandjean, MD, DMSc, and environmental advocate Laura Turner Seydel.

Dr. Peckham discusses the paper he recently published in the journal Environmental Health showing an association between fluoridated water in the U.K. and underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism.  Dr. Grandjean discusses his research on the impact of fluoride exposure on IQ.  Both scientists raise major concerns over the health risks associated with water fluoridation.

Please use this interview as a powerful campaign tool that should be shared with your local and state officials, as well as with your friends and neighbors.

Listen to the Show & Read Transcript

In 2011, the same radio show interviewed FAN’s Science Director, Chris Neurath on fluoridation.  You can listen to the interview and read the transcript here.

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Stuart Cooper
Campaign Manager,
Fluoride Action Network

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