Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Australia's Big Fluoride Mistake by Cap'n Anna Bligh!

One has to admire a politician who sees a problem and takes decisive steps to remedy it. However, in the case of Queensland Premier Anna Bligh's decision to fluoridate Queensland, the last remaining part of Australia not fluoridated, one can only wonder if she bothered to read the following recent Open Letter to the Queensland Government from knowledgable and concerned medical professionals denouncing fluoridation as a failed policy. And if she did read it, how did she follow up her investigations on it? Where is the open and frank discussion of a hotly debated "health" policy? And given the overwhelming modern science showing the negative effects of fluoridation, as opposed to the mid-1900's "pseudo-science" proposing it is safe and effective, how could she possibly have enough faith in this toxic chemical to prescribe it to the whole population without any medical discussion whatsoever???!

Also, view my post on the effects of fluoridation on black ethnic (incl Aboriginal) groups and the higher incidence of cancer and related diseases in fluoridated areas.


The Premier of Queensland
Queensland Minister for Health
Lord Mayor of Brisbane
Deputy Lord Mayor of Brisbane
Councillors, all Cities and Shires of Queensland

We wish to express our grave concerns regarding renewed proposals to fluoridate
Queensland’s water supplies. Fluoridation began at a time when asbestos lined our pipes,
when lead was added to petrol, and DDT was regarded as safe and effective. These
chemicals have now been banned, but fluoridation remains untouched.

Research is now raising doubts about fluoridation’s effectiveness. Data compiled by the
World Health Organization shows tooth decay has declined at a similar rate in all
Western Countries, irrespective of each country’s water or salt fluoridation status.

New evidence for potential serious harm from long-term fluoride ingestion
is also emerging. This evidence is summarised on the following web sites:


It is extraordinary that the same people who reject abundant global evidence about the
association between fluoride ingestion and organ damage (e.g. to bones, teeth, glands, or
immune system), embrace the questionable science used to support its benefits. They
ignore the many confounding possible influences in this research. This includes sugar
consumption (averaging 1 kg per week per person in Australia) much of which is hidden,
other nutritional influences, general dental hygiene, use of floss and movements in

Recent studies by several eminent researchers strongly suggest that fluoride works
primarily by topical means through direct action on the surface of the teeth via
toothpaste, or gels used in dental treatments http://www.slweb.org/bibliography.html
see: XIII, 'topical versus systemic effects', (Centers for Disease Control {CDC}1999 and
2001). Ingestion of fluoride through drinking fluoridated water is not essential or
effective for caries reduction.

Hardy Limeback, PhD, DDS, BSc, (Associate Professor and Head, Preventive Dentistry,
University of Toronto and Past President of the Canadian Association for Dental
Research) apologised in 1999 for inadvertently misleading both his colleagues and dental
students in his support for fluoridation. Addressing them he concluded: “For the past 15
years, I had refused to study the toxicology information that is readily available to
anyone. Poisoning our children was the furthest thing from my mind” .

The fluoridating agent most commonly used is a hazardous contaminated industrial-grade
product from the phosphate fertilizer industry .

We strongly reject the notion that placing a chronic poison in our water supplies is clever
preventive medicine.
We represent 1500 doctors, dentists, scientists and others working in the interests of
public health who are primarily interested in prevention and early intervention in disease
The question of fluoridation was considered with care, openness and good representation
by the Lord Mayor’s Task Force in 1997 which came down clearly against fluoridating
Brisbane’s water supply .

It is astounding that this issue could again be raised in Queensland in an apparently coordinated
national campaign. No new evidence has been put forward to our knowledge
that would warrant a revision of the 1997 decision.

We will urge Queenslanders to study the evidence showing potential serious harm from
long-term fluoride ingestion and to inform their councillors and state members how they
feel about this matter.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Doug Everingham MBBS
1972-75 Australian Minister for Health
World Health Assembly 1975
National Delegation Leader
and Vice-President for Western Pacific WHO region

Dr Eric Davis
BDSc Dip. Clin. Nutr. FACNEM
Qld Chair ASOMAT, Past National President ASOMAT
(ASOMAT is the Australasian Society of Oral Medicine and Toxicology – a Dental
Practitioners’ Association)
(FACNEM is Fellowship of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental
Medicine - ACNEM)

Dr Gary Deed
Qld Board Member ACNEM
Qld Chair and National Vice President AIMA (Australian Integrative Medicine
Chair, Diabetes Australia (Qld)

Dr Barry Ryan
American Board Certified, Environmental Medicine
Member, Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Taskforce on Fluoride 1997

Dr Philip Stowell
Qld Board Member FACNEM

Dr John Ryan
MSc Nutrition with Distinction (London)
Past Qld President ACNEM AMAC & AIMA
CMEC Member, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia
Deputy Chair, Council, Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM)
Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee (ACNM)
Nea Cameron-Smith RN
Past Secretary, Australian College of Holistic Nurses

Dr Kris Mylonas
Post-grad Dip.Acup BCTANT
Chair, Brisbane Bayside Division of General Practice Committee for
GP Health & Wellbeing
Chair, Brisbane Bayside Division of General Practice Committee for
Continuing Professional Education/Development

Shirley Strachan ND BHSc(Comp Med) MA(Hons)History Grad Dip(Mar Arch)
Mark Diesendorf BSc PhD
Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University
Director, Sustainability Centre Pty Ltd

Dr Robyn Cosford
Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
The Australian Integrative Medicine Association
Holistic Dental Association
Mona Vale NSW

Cr Lisa C Intemann BA(Hons) BAppSc DipSocSc
Community Development worker (thirty years)
Wauchope, NSW

Professor Ian Brighthope
Founding Director, President, Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental
Medicine (ACNEM)

Professor Noel Campbell
Melbourne VIC

Philip Robertson BHSc ND
Lecturer Natural Medicine, Dept Health Science
Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC

Dr Vicki Kotsirilos
MBBS (Monash) FACNEM DipHerbMed, CertAcup, DipHyp

Dr Bogdan Sikorski
Senior Toxicologist
Office of Complementary Medicines
Canberra ACT

Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith PhD (Law)
Coordinator National Toxics Network Inc.
Rivett ACT

Dr. Hardy Limeback BSc PhD DDS
Associate Professor and Head, Preventive Dentistry
University of Toronto
Toronto Canada

Richard G Foulkes BA MD
Abbotsford British Columbia Canada

Ella Haley BSc PhD
Centre for Global and Social Analysis,
Athabasca University
Alberta Canada

Dr Robert C Dickson MD CCFP
Calgary Alberta Canada

Michelle Meyer ND
Member, Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Dr Rosalie Bertell PhD GNSH
Founder and immediate Past President
International Institute of Concern for Public Health www.iicph.org

Patrick Chapus
President, Association de Sauvegarde du Patrimonine et du Cadre de Vie de Solerieux
or (Association of Safeguard of the Inheritance and the Framework of Life of Solerieux
Solerieux, France

Professor Dr Leo Rebello
Fellow of the European Medical Association
President, AIDS Alternativa International
World Peace Envoy, Bombay India.

Dr Philip Michael MB BCh BAO MICGP
Chairperson, Irish Doctors' Environmental Association

Dr Elizabeth Cullen
MB BCh BAO MSc(Community Health)
Diploma in Pollution Control,
Irish Doctors Environmental Association, Ireland

Irish Dentists Opposed to Fluoridation (61 members) idof@eircom.net
(IDOF's primary aim is to highlight the undemocratic, unethical and unsafe nature of
fluoridation in Ireland)
Endorsed by Dr Don Mac Auley MDS (Dental Surgeon)

Dr Andrew Rynne
Medical Practitioner
Life long campaigner for civil liberty and free choice, writer and
Founder, Clane General Hospital, Co. Kildare
Kildare Ireland

Loty Zilberman MSc
Chemical engineer (Specialized in drug manufacture and toxicology)
Ghivataiim, Israel

Bruce Spittle MB ChB DPM FRANZCP
Dunedin New Zealand

Dr Michael E Godfrey
President NZ Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
Director, Bay of Plenty Environmental Health
Tauranga New Zealand

Tohru Murakami DDS PhD
Vice President, Japanese Society for Fluoride Research

Kenichi Narita DDS
Vice President, Japanese Society for Fluoride Research

Kenji Akiniwa DDS
Editor of the Journal of Japanese Society for Fluoride Research

Junji Kato MD PhD
Director of Miyachiyo Kato Clinic, Miyagi Pref, Japan
Member, Medwatcher Japan

Yoshihiro Satoh MD
3-2-6 Shintohna Naruse-Town Miyagi, Japan

Mageswari Sangaralingam
Research Officer
Consumers' Association of Penang
Penang Malaysia

Marie-Lou Roux
Executive Officer: Habitat Council
Cape Town, South Africa

George Cheng
Executive Director
Taiwan (Environmental) Watch Institute, Taiwan

Herlin Hsieh
Taiwan (Environmental) Watch Institute, Taiwan

Dr C Vyvyan Howard MB ChB PhD FRCPath.
Developmental Toxico-Pathology Group
Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology
The University of Liverpool
Liverpool UK

Paul Connett PhD
Professor of Chemistry
St Lawrence University
Canton, New York

Roger D Masters PhD
Research Professor and Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government
Department of Government HB
Dartmouth College
Hanover NH USA

Robert J Carton PhD (Environmental Science)
Former Chief, Environmental Compliance US Army Medical Research and Materiel
Command Fort Detrick Maryland USA

Russell L Blaylock MD
Neurosurgeon and Neuroscientist
Advanced Nutritional Concepts
Past Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Mississippi Medical
Center, Visiting Professor of Biology Belhaven College
Jackson Mississippi USA
"This is to plea with you not to fluoridate your water supplies. I am a neurosurgeon and
neuroscientist who has studied the issue of effects of water fluoridation on the developing
brain as well as adult brain. Fluoridation of drinking water is a grave mistake and health

Vinod Barot
MSc PhD DIS (India) MEng(USA) CCEP(Canada)Technical Director
Sanitary District of Hammond
Hammond IN USA

W Robert Heterick AB MSc PhD (Clinical Psychology)
Witchita KS USA

David Kennedy DDS
Past President, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
Former Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Taskforce Consultant on Fluoride 1997
San Diego CA USA

Mae Woo DDS
Montana USA

Samuel E Epstein MD
Professor Emeritus Environmental & Occupational Medicine
Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health
Chicago Illinois USA

Christopher Bryson
Investigative Journalist, Author "The Fluoride Deception"
http://pubs.acs.org/cen/books/8233/8233books.html (book review)
New York USA

Firuzeh Mahmoudi MSc MPA (Environmental)
Health Care Without Harm
International Coordinator
Berkley CA USA

Bruce Randall
Longmeadow Water & Sewer Commission Chairman, ex-oficio
Longmeadow Massachusetts USA

Jeanine Trevillyan MD
Texarkana Arkansas USA

Tony Tweedale MS(Environmental Studies)
Secretary, Montana Coalition for Health, Environmental & Economic Rights
Missoula MT USA

Dr Neil Carman
BS (Plant Biology), MS(Plant Biology), PhD(Phytochemistry)
Environmental scientist
Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter
Austin, TX 78702

Raymond R White PhD(Stanford Biological Sciences 1973)
56 City College of San Francisco
San Francisco CA USA

Susan Augustoni
Licensed Certified Nutritionist
Superior Colorado USA

Phillip M Allen MD PhD & June Allen MEd
Enviro-Health Concerns (pro bono publico)
Wichita KS USA

Michael F Dolan PhD
Research Professor
Department of Geosciences
Amherst MA 01003 USA
Wichita KS USA

Albert W Burgstahler PhD
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
University of Kansas Lawrence Kansas USA
Endorsed by Dr John Ryan Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia

1 comment:

Ray said...

Thankyou for highlighting the intentions of the Bligh Government to dose the population of Queensland with the Toxic Poison Sodium Fluoride.Spending mega bucks on a TV advertising campaign promoting the supposed benefits of Fluoridated water preventing tooth decay.While ignoring the huge amount of information regarding the adverse effects this toxin has on humans and animals alike.Declares on TV in an interview all who protest against Fluoride are and I quote"Crack Pots who rely on VooDoo Science to back their arguments.There fore all the learned people from a wide field of science and Medicine who have demonstrated the negatives of this poison are designated "Crack Pots" by Anna Bligh.And to rub the salt in the people do not get the opportunity to have a vote by public referendum on this issue rejecting any calls for a democratic decision on this by the people it will affect.So much for the free democratic society?