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Dr. Connett’s Presentation in Lethbridge

If this stuff gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake, it’s a pollutant; but if it goes right straight into your drinking water it’s not a pollutant. That’s amazing. – Dr. J. William Hirzy (2000) Senior Chemist at the US Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters   Presentation to Environment Committee Dr. Paul Connett’s presentation to the Lethbridge City Environment Committee on August 27 was very informative coming from an environmental impact perspective. The City Councillors on the committee who participated in the meeting were Bridget Mearns who arranged for Dr. Connett’s presentation, Blaine Hyggen who chaired the meeting, and Joe Mauro who has supported the move to end fluoridation in Lethbridge. Jeff Coffman, the other member of the committee and a staunch fluoridation supporter, was absent. Mayor Spearman, an ardent fluoride proponent, was in the audience. The meeting was scheduled for only 20 minutes, but Dr. Connett was given an hour with no rebuttal from any fluoride advocates. View Dr. Connett’s presentation here: Why Lethbridge Should End Fluoridation.   Other Communities Hinton, AB Please vote YES on the poll on the side of this news article. Water Fluoridation System Struggling To Run There is still no solution in place to address Hinton’s water fluoridation system, which has struggled to stay running since a new filter system was put in place in 2011.   Prince George, BC After a referendum on November 15, 2014, the Prince George City Council voted to end fluoridation; now comes the removal of the fluorosilicic acid, which is dangerous and...

Important Event – Presentations by Dr. Paul Connett in Lethbridge

It’s a massive betrayal of the public’s trust. First of all, doctors should not stand by and see every day a violation of the individual’s right to informed consent. – Dr. Paul Connett Martin Van Popta had a conversation with someone who was suggesting fluoridation helped his children have fewer cavities and therefore, it should be mandated for everyone. Martin’s reply (my emphasis): I agree that it is up to you whether or not you want to trust the “professionals,” but is it up to you whether or not I should trust the professionals?   You might despair and say, “How can I know anymore when everyone has their own agenda?” I sympathize with you on this one.   It can be difficult to get through all the information, and harder to know what to do with it once you’ve heard it. It’s just as difficult to justify oneself trusting in professionals when we know the facts and the professionals are found to be in error. That is why we’re trying to reclaim the liberty to make these decisions for ourselves.   Let those who trust the “establishment” with their lives and their children’s lives take fluoride supplements or use more toothpaste. (I don’t care how you want to ingest the fluoride as long as you don’t make me do it with you.) But allow everyone who investigates the matter and decides against ingesting fluoride the freedom not to.   The following is not an angry interrogation, Alex, although I know it reads that way. They’re questions meant to highlight the injustice of Public Water Fluoridation. Are you against...

Important Event – Why Fluoridation Should Be Stopped – With Dr. Paul Connett in Lethbridge

In the context of answering others and myself on the question, “Why fluoridation rather than one of the challenges that are perhaps more critical,” I chose to tackle fluoridation because it was a problem so easy to solve. You just turn off the tap. – Dr. James Beck, Professor Emeritus of Medical Biophysics at the University of Calgary and co-author of The Case Against Fluoride. Dr. James Beck – My first reaction to looking into the issue of fluoridation was to be appalled at the gross violation of human rights it represents. Then I began studying the issues of safety and efficacy. It’s true that I have said that one reason for tackling fluoridation was that it was a problem so easy to solve. But that was in the context of answering others and myself on the question “Why fluoridation rather than one of the challenges that are perhaps more critical?” Fluoridation illustrates the same societal faults as corruption in business and government, fraud and profit-bias in medicine, militarism, and so on. Clearly those are more difficult and will require much more time. In the meantime success in stopping fluoridation shows that people can educate themselves, organize to take nonviolent action and make life safer and better for themselves and others.   Important Event Why Lethbridge Should End Fluoridation Presentation by Dr. Paul Connett Thursday, August 27, 7:00 PM Room PE 264 University of Lethbridge Paul Connett, PhD: Curriculum Vitae Updated August 2013. Paul Connett is Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. For the past 30 years, Paul has put his scientific knowledge...

Important Event – Why Lethbridge Should End Fluoridation – With Dr. Paul Connett

You’ve got to remember, it is as easy to stop this practice as turning off a tap. But to turn off that tap, you need political will. If we have the political will in our communities, we can turn that tap off. But to turn that tap off, we have to have people informed, and we have to have people organized. – Paul Connett Important Event Why Lethbridge Should End Fluoridation Presentation by Dr. Paul Connett Thursday, August 27, 7:00 PM Room PE 264 University of Lethbridge Paul Connett, PhD: Curriculum Vitae Updated August 2013. Paul Connett is Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. For the past 30 years, Paul has put his scientific knowledge to work by helping (without fee) communities around the world understand the science of controversial issues like incineration and fluoridation. In addition to explaining the dangers of these practices he offers details of the alternatives. Read Dr. Connett’s bio on the American Environmental Health Studies Project. Presentation to Environment Committee Presentation by Dr. Connett to Environment Committee Thursday, August 27 at 10:00 AM City Chambers at City Hall Open to the public Thanks to Councillor Bridget Mearns, Dr. Connett will make a 20 minute presentation to the Lethbridge City Environment Committee at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 27. This meeting will take place in the City Chambers at City Hall. It’s open to the public, so another opportunity to hear Dr. Connett and show your support for ending fluoridation of our water. Your Part in this Important Event – People Power Invite everyone you know to these meetings. Distribute...

The Media nearly always takes the side of the “professionals” despite the evidence.

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods. – Hannah Arendt   Important Announcement Meeting with Dr. Paul Connett Thursday, August 27, 7:00 PM Room PE 264 University of Lethbridge Paul Connett, PhD: Curriculum Vitae Updated August 2013. Paul Connett is Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. For the past 30 years, Paul has put his scientific knowledge to work by helping (without fee) communities around the world understand the science of controversial issues like incineration and fluoridation. In addition to explaining the dangers of these practices he offers details of the alternatives. Read Dr. Connett’s bio on the American Environmental Health Studies Project. We are very thankful for the opportunity to have him coming to Lethbridge. Invite everyone you know to this important meeting with this most knowledgeable and ardent fluoride fighter. Please contact me if you have suggestions for how to make the most of Dr. Connett’s time with us or what you like to see happen at the meeting. He’s here for only that one day. I hope he’ll be able to meet with some of the City Councillors during the day. The Media I was going to title this segment, Media Madness because that’s what it appears to be. But, I thought I should take a more conservative approach. Dr. Bob Dickson and I were interviewed by Wendy Glauser for the...

Exposing the Lie

Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if not of all time.  – Robert Carton, Ph.D. former US EPA scientist   Breaking News Exposing the Lie Dr. Paul Connett is scheduled to give a presentation in Lethbridge Thursday evening, August 27. Details to follow in the weeks ahead. Paul Connett, PhD: Curriculum Vitae Updated August 2013. Paul Connett is Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. For the past 30 years, Paul has put his scientific knowledge to work by helping (without fee) communities around the world understand the science of controversial issues like incineration and fluoridation. In addition to explaining the dangers of these practices he offers details of the alternatives. Read Dr. Connett’s bio on the American Environmental Health Studies Project for how knowledgeable, active and committed he is. We can be very thankful for the opportunity to have him come to Lethbridge. Important Information There’s more bad news for those purporting the safety and effectiveness of artificial fluoridation. More lies being exposed. Read the full report at the link. Water fluoridation to prevent tooth decay, published June 18, 2015 by Cochrane Oral Health Group Authors’ conclusions There is very little contemporary evidence, meeting the review’s inclusion criteria, that has evaluated the effectiveness of water fluoridation for the prevention of caries… There is insufficient information to determine the effect on caries levels of stopping water fluoridation programmes. There is a significant association between dental fluorosis (of aesthetic concern or all levels of dental fluorosis) and fluoride level. The evidence is limited due to high risk of bias within...

Fluoridation Chemicals Damage Female and Male Reproduction Systems

There is a simple fact – a lie that is left unchallenged and endlessly repeated assumes the cachet of self-evident truth. – Benjamin Netanyahu We’re assaulted on all sides by lies and accused of being anti-science. And by whom? Those who have set themselves up as the “ones to be trusted”? The ones who “have the science”? There are a few examples in this newsletter of the nefarious strategies of fluoridation proponents. But first, the good news. It’s Here! Our new Fluoride Free Lethbridge Website is ready for you to peruse. Thanks to Jade at humble bee Design & Marketing for the many hours she gifted us. Enter to Win Tell us which is your favourite submitted artwork under Fluoride Artwork for a chance to win an organic T-Shirt (value $25.00) or a Lawn Sign (value $15.00). Reply to this email to have your name entered in the draw to win one of two prizes. Contest ends Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Important Information The following studies demonstrate that fluoridation chemicals damage both female and male reproduction systems. How’s that for attacking our very lives? A. Fluoride impairs oocyte maturation and subsequent embryonic development in mice – May 26, 2015 Abstract The damage caused by fluorosis is permanent, and has been recognized as a public health problem in a number of regions of the world. Although multiple studies provided evidence that sodium fluoride (NaF) elicits adverse effects on reproductive function, the effect of fluoride on female germ cell development is not well understood. Therefore, the present study aimed at evaluating the effect of fluoride treatments on in vivo maturation and...

Fluoridegate: More Revelations

Fluoridegate is about officials being more concerned to protect water fluoridation at all costs than protecting the health of the people they serve. – Dan Stockin Ultimately, each of us is responsible to expose the lies and corruption that keeps fluoride in our water. Health and government officials don’t know, don’t care, and/or don’t want to know. It could cost them big time to admit they’re wrong.   Important Information Daniel Stockin, MPH sent out this press release exposing health officials’ efforts to control the news of water fluoridation harm to African Americans. From: Daniel G. Stockin, MPH The Lillie Center for Energy and Health Studies FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fluoridegate: Documents Show Officials’ Efforts to Control News of Water Fluoridation Harm to African Americans   Black Pastors Group President, Erin Brockovich, Others Call for Fluoridegate Hearings   Ellijay, Georgia: May 20, 2015: Federal health officials, in close communication with dental industry representatives, worked feverishly to blunt spread of news that African Americans are disproportionately harmed by drinking fluoridated water, according to recently obtained Freedom of Information Act documents.   The documents show clearly-worried high level Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) employees working with private sector officials after prominent civil rights leaders in Atlanta voiced opposition to water fluoridation.   The documents were released after a nearly four-year wait. Text on a large number of pages was concealed by federal employees prior to release, but the text that is not obscured contains explosive revelations.   A previously uncovered document had shown American Dental Association officials asking Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh for help...

Why You Should REFUSE Fluoride Treatments For Your Child

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. – Mahatma Gandhi Be a Trouble Maker for good! It seems to be the only way to be heard these days with so much vying for the attention of the decision makers. Get the truth out there. Important Information Why You Should REFUSE Fluoride Treatments For Your Child – July 28, 2013 Fluoride is a Poison and Does Not Belong in Water Fluoride is xenobiotic — it is a poison — not a nutrient. According to Dr. Kennedy (a speaker at the Healthy Mouth Summit), fluoride is harmful to the microbes that live on teeth and it damages the way the body makes energy, teeth, bone and blood. It increases mineral content but lowers the tinsel strength of bone and gets into the marrow and lowers the blood cell count — wrecking havoc with blood cell production and the strength of the bones and teeth. He’s not just saying that — a 2000 review of the literature by the British Government (University of York) found that there has not been a single properly conducted, high quality study to demonstrate that water fluoridation has benefits — in spite of over 50 years of water fluoridation. CDC 2001 Review In 2001 The Centers for Disease Control summarized the use of fluoride to guide health care professionals, health officials and policy makers in the use of fluoride. They cite many studies that prove the effectiveness of fluoride in preventing dental caries. However, they do not present the studies that show how toxic it is to the many systems in...

Alberta Health Services Unmasked!

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. – Andy Rooney In March, 2014 Fluoride Free Lethbridge responded to a memo that Alberta Health Services sent to their frontline staff. The Fallacies of  Alberta Health Services Position on Artificial Water Fluoridation Exposed Click Here was written to refute, with facts and science, the outrageous arguments used by fluoride proponents everywhere. We appreciate Dr. Paul Connett’s endorsement of this document: Dear Marilyn, This is a rebuttal of heroic and comprehensive proportions. I congratulate all those who put it together. Paul Connett Please feel free to use this information when discussing fluoridation. It addresses the most foolish of arguments used by dentists, health professionals, and know-it-alls supporting artificial water fluoridation. Important Information The following is from Fluoride Action Network concerning the announcement this week that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recommends lowering the water fluoride levels to 0.7 mg/L. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) admitted that the fluoride levels, which they promoted and encouraged as safe, has damaged children’s teeth. Because of the huge increase in dental fluorosis (white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth) on the teeth of 41% of young teenagers, HHS says that water fluoride levels should be lowered to 0.7 mg/L (formerly most communities used 1 mg/L while the guideline was 0.7 – 1.2 mg/L) and in ten years they’ll check children’s teeth to see if they were right about this new level. In January 2011 when the HSS first announced this recommendation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office...

There comes a time when silence is betrayal

There comes a time when silence is betrayal. – Martin Luther King Jr It’s spring! Think lawn signs! They are an easy way to say you don’t consent to being force-medicated with hydrofluorosilicic acid, aka fluoride. Comments Why do you want fluoridation ended? When we had public meetings, many people shared with us about their health problems caused by fluoridation and their concerns for their children’s health. Yesterday, I was talking with a young man whose teeth were mottled – probably by drinking fluoridated water. What can I say to him about his health? Let’s talk about our concerns. Important Information This week I was asked for information about a countrywide survey Health Canada had undertaken examining childhood dental caries that indicated British Columbia had the lowest incidence of dental caries. We couldn’t find such a comprehensive study, but were forwarded the following. These are just a few of the articles sent to me. More information can be forwarded to you on request. Dr. Beck had this chart showing that cavity rates were similar between unfluoridated Quebec and fluoridated Ontario, and cavity rates were lower in unfluoridated British Columbia than in fluoridated Ontario. This Globe and Mail news item from April, 2010 has very good information: Fluoridation may not do much for cavities When it comes to fluoridating drinking water, Ontario and Quebec couldn’t be further apart. Ontario has the country’s highest rate of adding the tooth-enamel-strengthening chemical into municipal supplies, while Quebec has one of the lowest, with practically no one drinking fluoridated water. But surprisingly, the two provinces have very little difference in tooth-decay rates, a finding...

More Reactions from Artwork

WhooHoo! We have a pulse! In other words, people responded to the last image. Like I said in the previous FFL Newsletter – March 20, 2015, I debated sharing William’s art work. But, I’m glad I did. It got reactions. Here’s what I heard. If you’d like to comment on these comments or anything else, go for it. It’s great to have the conversation. Peter: It was over the top. We need to be scientific, take the moral high ground, and avoid being extreme, desperate or overzealous. Being otherwise does not do us any favours. Facts can’t be argued with. With this image, they can attack the messenger. It’s good to run things by others. We need to think from others’ point of view. Sue: The woman looks detached, numb – perhaps her pineal gland is already hardened – I suppose a dentist could be the soldier as well, but it sends a strong message. I have read that sugar on the teeth does not cause cavities, but sugar in the body does – no matter, sugar is a problem. Noralee: The only problem I have with the guy looking like Hitler is…..there was a myth(?) going around that the Nazi’s had added fluoride into the drinking water during WWII. This picture will propagate that myth and we’ll be looked upon in a bad light. We should only be telling the truth. Could we make him look like our Mayor??? LOL! Since he seems to like the CDC Myths about fluoridation! Pat from Fluoride Free Hamilton, NZ: Regarding the image of Hitler – I strongly advise you not to...