Yesterday we heard from John Graham, a former official of the National Pure Water Association, that one of the great fighters of fluoridation in the UK has passed away. Earl Baldwin (grandson of former British Primeminister Stanley Baldwin) was aged 83. The first line of his obit in the Daily Telegraph (behind a paywall) reads:
“The 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley … combined a gentle, unassuming manner with strong convictions, working devotedly for the causes in which he believed.”
One of those causes was ending water fluoridation. His most prominent work in this respect was working with the scientists who produced a review of fluoridation in 2000 (McDonaugh et al, 2000). This report was dubbed the York Review. He not only helped to make this review open and transparent, but protected it in the House of Lords from the misrepresentation it received from the promoters of fluoridation in the UK.
I only met Lord Baldwin once in person but we corresponded several times. He was everything that the Telegraph said above. When Michael Connett produced the video “Professional Perspectives on Fluoridation” he was able to have an interview with him and Jay Sanders extracts his comments in this short clip:
Update of our fundraiser
Yesterday was another exciting day on both fronts – many small donations bringing our number of donors to 398 and some big ones bringing our total to $31,788.
This means we need just another 102 donations (by midnight July 3) to receive a pledge of $5,000 and just a little over $8,000 (again by midnight July 3) to receive a second pledge of $5,000.
With that $10,000 we will reach our overall goal of $50,000 from 500 donors.
With your magnificent support we can do this. In terms of the number of donors, some have organized their families to make a joint donation (of say $5 per head). You can either include their first names on the “name” line on the donation page, or simply make your donation and send a list of names to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our Super Angel has also pledged that if we achieve these goals by midnight July 3 he will celebrate our success with fireworks all over the USA!
How to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation:
- Online, using our secure server.
- Or by Check, payable to the Fluoride Action Network. Mail your check to:
Fluoride Action Network
104 Walnut Street
Binghamton NY 13905
Paul Connett, PhD
Fluoride Action Network