Before we get to our response to the CDC’s Karen Hacker, a few words about an exciting day in our fundraiser.
As a result of a challenge from one of our Super Angels, we were set the task of either reaching a total of 300 donors OR a total of $24,000 by midnight tonight. It was exciting on this end watching a ding-dong battle between the number of donors and number of dollars as to which would get there first. The numbers were greatly enhanced by some heroic efforts by Regina Imburglio from Dallas, Texas who mobilized friends, family, and colleagues added a staggering 50 names to our total. The end result is that our current totals stand at $23,721 from 288 supporters. That means today we will trigger the $1000 pledge with either another 12 donors or another $279. With your help either is doable and sometime today we should be halfway to our goal of $50,000 from 500 supporters. Donation details are below.
CDC’s Response To Our Letter And Our Reply
Dr. Karen Hacker, Director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the CDC responded to the letter sent to CDC Director, Dr. Walensky. Dr. Hacker’s response can be accessed here.
Our response to Dr. Hacker was sent yesterday, June 23, with input from many of the 112 professionals who had written the original letter to Dr. Walensky. It can be accessed here.
The two key planks of our response were:
1) A request for a meeting between Dr. Karen Hacker and her advisors and Drs. Linda Birnbaum, Philippe Grandjean, Bruce Lanphear, Chrisitne Till and Chris Neurath.
2) Correcting the disinformation that the human studies on neurotoxicity were somehow weaker at levels of fluoride in water below 1.5 ppm than those studies conducted above 1.5 ppm. This is a convenient fiction for those who promote fluoridation, but it is simply false. To underline this we provided details on Grandjean’s BMD analysis (published on JUne 8th) which found that a level of 0.2 ppm fluoride in a pregnant’s woman’s urine would be enough to lower the IQ of her offspring by one I Q point. The average level of fluoride in pregnant women’s urine in fluoridated communities in USA and Canada is four to five times higher than this and would thus predict an average 4 to 5 IQ point loss. The five experts who have agreed to participate in this meeting, if Hacker accepts, have a combined knowledge on fluoride’s neurotoxicity (and other neurotoxic substances) greater than anyone in our regulatory agencies.
We urge you to read and share these two letters because they promise to become milestones in the 75 year debate between science and politics on this issue
Paul Connett, PhD
Fluoride Action Network
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