Newsletter - 27th February 2017
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Prof Paul Connett in Wellington next week
Prof Paul Connett is the world's leading expert in water fluoridation and if you have friends and family who want to learn more about fluoridation and ask questions, bring them along to this event. Prof Connett is currently giving Talks in Australia and has agreed to pop over here for a quick visit (See TV interview). He will be accompanied by Australian dentist Dr Maria Claudianos who is actively working to stop fluoridation in Australia.

LUNCHTIME: Tuesday 7th March 12-1pm St Andrews, 30 The Terrace, Wellington

Prof Connett will explain why Fluoridation should END not EXTEND in New Zealand and Maria will tell us about successful dental health programmes operating in non-fluoridated countries.

Please invite everyone you know. Email a link to our website, Share the Facebook Event, tell your friends and family.

  1. Update on NZ Parliamentary submissions on the new fluoridation law change and Health Select Committee.
  2. Legal battles in NZ and USA
The Nelson District Health Board has published results regarding a change to their school dental clinics.They used to have 32 clinics attached to about 1/3 of the schools but in 2012 they closed those and opened 5 hubs.

Principal dental officer, Dr Rob Beaglehole, says that they have seen a big improvement in the number of children without any dental decay. He attributes this to the fact that parents are required to bring their children to the hub rather than the children going to the school dental clinic by themselves. He says this has allowed the dental health professionals to educate the parents which is having a positive effect.

Now isn't this interesting?

Dr Beaglehole is also the spokesperson for fluoridation for the New Zealand Dental Association and he has just proved that fluoridation is not needed (the only fluoridated area in Nelson/Marlborough is the Woodbourne Airbase) and that educating parents is important and it works.

Now that's what we have been saying all along. Go figure!

Fluoridation goes to Court in NZ and the US
New Health New Zealand has had their request granted to take their case to the Supreme Court.  See Stuff article.

The US EPA has ruled on a petition lodged by Fluoride Action Network (USA) to ban the intentional addition of fluoride chemicals to the drinking water under provisions in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This petition was triggered by the ever-increasing number of studies that indicate that fluoride is neurotoxic and has the potential to lower IQ in children.

Their response was "After careful consideration, EPA denied the TSCA section 21 petition, primarily because EPA concluded that the petition has not set forth a scientifically defensible basis to conclude that any persons have suffered neurotoxic harm as a result of exposure to fluoride in the U.S. through the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to drinking water or otherwise from fluoride exposure in the U.S.”

FAN has not yet had time to formulate a formal response but their first comment is "In other words science conducted outside of the U.S. doesn’t count!". Micheal Connett has also made a few comments to media.

FAN will now be taking EPA to Court so watch this space for progress on both court cases.


Update on Submissions and Hearing
We still do not know how many submissions were received by the Select Committee. So far they have uploaded 591 and given them to the Select Committee members. They say they do not know how many they have received in total (ED: don't know or won't say?) but will be giving them to the members in batches. The next batch will be given to members on the 8th of March and uploaded once permission from the members is given.

We can tell you that 93% of the 600 submissions uploaded are against the Bill and against fluoridation. Out of the remaining 7%, some of them are against the Bill in its draft form but did not state if they are opposed or in favour of fluoridation.

We have set up a link to these submissions on our submissions page on our website. If you would like your submission to be included on our website, please email it to us and we will include it on our page.

One of the very interesting submissions is from Prof Murray Thomson from Otago Dental School. He is an ardent fluoridation promoter and editor of the New Zealand Dental Journal. He says "Fluoride works by being present at low levels in the oral fluids, rather than through being incorporated into the developing enamel (as previously assumed)".

He is admitting that fluoridation has been forced on hundreds of millions of people on an ASSUMPTION that the incorporation into tooth enamel made teeth more resistant to decay. And they were WRONG! Why should anyone assume they are right now? Anyone with any ability to think for themselves would conclude that this makes it game over for fluoridation.

P.S. Ministry of Health no longer promotes fluoride tablets because they know fluoride does not work by swallowing.
Please sign our petition and share with all your friends to stop mandatory nationwide fluoridation
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