Dear Supporter:

Fundraising Update

Yesterday was another very good fundraising day. A huge thank you to the 26 people who contributed a total of $2,700. With Dr. Mercola’s very generous doubling pledge this becomes $5,400 bringing our grand total as of Dec 20 morning to $72,867 from 355 donors.

This brings two mini-goals very close.

1)    We need just 145 more donors to reach 500 (this number is crucially important for us to demonstrate to small foundations that we have popular financial support). If we can do this before midnight Christmas Eve it will trigger a pledge of $2000. We need on average 29 people a day to donate $10 or more for the next 5 days. With your help that is doable.

2)    We need another $27,133 to reach $100,000 by midnight Christmas eve. That would require a little over $5000 per day.

Helping us to do this is Dr. Mercola’s pledge to double everything until we reach $86,000 (which marks the end of his challenge pledge of $25,000).

Helping us still further is another angel who has pledged to double the next $2000. This means that for most of today everyone who donates will have their contribution quadrupled! That’s right each dollar donated earns us four!

Please join the team effort to end this foolish and dangerous practice once and for all.

This is how to donate. It is simple, quick and crucial. When you are fighting Goliath every stone counts! Who knows which stone will bring the giant down?

To make a tax-deductible donation you can either:

  • Or by check – please make checks payable to Fluoride Action Network and send to:

FAN, 104 Walnut Street, Binghamton NY 13905

You can also choose one of the several premiums available at different donation levels.

Bob Delaney, MPP an embarrassment to Ontario

Bob Delaney is the Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament who is trying to introduce mandatory fluoridation into Ontario. This is what he says about people opposed to fluoridation ( see:, also see his Facebook page):

“There is a vocal group of nutheads and fanatics that use junk science, myth, paranoia and downright misinformation to suggest that fluoride is harmful. They are dead wrong. Don’t believe their hysterical claims…”

Who is Bob talking about here?

Is he talking about Dr. Hardy Limeback one of Canada’s leading dental researchers and co-author of the landmark review by the National Research Council of the National Academies (NRC, 2006)?

Is he talking about the 15 scientists who appear on the 28-minute video Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation?

Is he talking about the three authors of The Case Against Fluoride (Chelsea Green, 2010): myself, Professor James Beck, MD PhD and Spedding Micklem, DPhil (Oxon)?

Where are the peer-reviewed and published studies to back up the following ridiculous claim by Bob?

In every community in Canada that has discontinued the safe and effective treatment of municipal drinking water with fluoride, rates of cavities and tooth decay have shot up within two years. Calgary Alberta, Dorval Quebec and Windsor Ontario are such examples of stupidity trumping common sense and sound science.”

See this video for additional background on Bob Delaney’s petition for mandatory fluoridation.

I suspect we are in for more of this ridiculous nonsense with the promoters of fluoridation willing to pour millions of dollars into propaganda and using politicians like Bob to push it onto his colleagues and an unsuspecting public, neither of which are being informed by the mainstream media.  This again underlines the importance of groups like Canadians Opposed to Fluoridation (COF-COF) and the Fluoride Action Network who are trying to do what the media are not doing: educate the public. But that takes money.

Paul Connett, PhD
Executive Director of FAN,
co-author, The Case Against Fluoride (Chelsea Green, 2010)
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