June 2, 2017

Ontario Dental Association and its President Dr. Ira Kirshen push for mandatory water fluoridation in Ontario

Thunder Bay, Ontario (20-Jul-2009, 3 min. 13sec.)

Ontario Dental Association President Dr. Ira Kirshen speaks in favour of mandating/mandatory artificial water fluoridation across Ontario, during a City of Thunder Bay (Ontario) council meeting on July 20th 2009; under questioning from Thunder Bay Councillor Mark Bentz.

After boldly mandating water fluoridation in southern California, California State’s Proposition 65 proposed ‘fluoride and its salts’ as a high priority for investigation of potential cancer causing properties.

AMAZINGLY… the American Dental Association’s countermeasure was to provide $200,000.00 “to assist in our effort to prevent the placement of fluoride and its salts on the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity…”

WHY NOT PUT THIS MONEY INTO PRODUCING HARD SCIENCE TO DETERMINE WHAT CANCER AND REPRODUCTIVE RISKS FLUORIDE AND ITS SALTS ACTUALLY POSE ???

With respect to mandating / forcing water fluoridation in San Diego, California in 2007-2008; on May 29th of 2009 the California State Proposition 65 Carcinogen Identification Committee provided the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment advice on the relative priority of 38 chemicals for possible Hazard Identification. The committee also recommended 9 of these 38 chemicals be placed in a ‘high’ priority group, including fluoride and its salts as number 5 of 38 in high priority for further study. Silicofluoride, ingested from hydrofluorosilicic acid fluoridation and sodium silicofluoride fluoridation, is included in the ‘group’ category ‘fluoride and its salts’. read more at source

As a countermeasure, the American Dental Association responded by granting the California Dental Association $200,000.00 to “assist in our effort to prevent the placement of fluoride and its salts on the List of Chemicals Known to the State to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity that is produced by the State of California, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires the governor to publish this list of toxic chemicals each year. OEHHA is currently considering fluoride and its salts for inclusion in the Proposition 65 listing.” read more at source

You would think the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association might like to end the debate on fluoride/fluoridation by allowing proper State-wide investigation into potential health harms. Why try to shut down such scientific discovery, if you truly believed no possible cancer or reproductive toxicity harm did exist ?

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San Diego County, California population 3,001,072

City of Los Angeles, California population 3,849,378

SOURCE: United States
Census Bureau, 2008