Fluoride Action Network

The Lund Report: Anti-fluoride press release draws ire from readers

Source: The Lund Report | August 11th, 2011 | By Diane Lund-Muzikant, editor-in-chief
Location: United States, Oregon

It’s important to allow everyone to have their voices heard, despite the strong opinions held by many people to the contrary

A number of our readers have raised concerns about the press releases published by The Lund Report that call into question the effectiveness of water fluoridation. [See New Study Fails to Refute Fluoride-Osteosarcoma Link]

As editor of The Lund Report, I do not take positions on such issues, however do believe it’s critically important to allow divergent viewpoints in this publication to help create a more accountable and transparent healthcare system focused on the Triple Aim.

Publishing press releases is one way to achieve this goal but they can never replace the news articles written by our professional freelance reporters or thoughtful opinion pieces from you, our readers.

On the fluoride issue, I’d like to draw your attention to the article written by Christen McCurdy — one of our freelance reporters — that drew attention to the city of Philomath, which is taking another look at fluoridating its water, and also discussed a recent survey conducted by Northwest Health Foundation which found that 63 percent of Oregonians support adding fluoride to their drinking water. You can read that story by clicking here.

As readers, I value your opinions. For that reason we’ve always allowed comments on the articles and press releases that appear in The Lund Report. Our policy has been to publish all comments unless they are derogatory or unsolicited advertising. We also intend to continue publishing anonymous comments, but, in the interest of full disclosure, we encourage you to include your name.

Honoring the Truth

As a reminder, The Lund Report always does its utmost to be as accurate as possible, but occasionally we do err. When that occurs, we inform our readers by publishing an updated version of the story, drawing a line over the erroneous text and showing the corrected information. If you notice an error, please send an email to info@thelundreport.org.