May 12, 2017

Our Daily Dose – By: Jeremy Seifert

Video by Jeremy Seifert (20-Oct-2015, 20 min. 07 sec.)

Hailed by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century, water fluoridation is something some of us just assume to be safe and effective. But new science has upended this assumption, revealing that fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin and an endocrine disruptor. The CDC tells us that drinking fluoride decreases tooth decay by, at best, 25%. That’s less than one-half a cavity per person over their lifetime. Is such minuscule cavity reduction worth risking any child’s long-term brain and thyroid health? It’s time to rethink this old and outdated practice of fluoridating drinking water.

In OUR DAILY DOSE, filmmaker Jeremy Seifert (GMO OMG) lays out the dangers of water fluoridation informatively and creatively, highlighting the most current research and interviewing top-tier doctors, activists, and attorneys close to the issue. Through thoughtful examination of old beliefs and new science, the film alerts us to the health threat present in the water and beverages we rely on every day. This is an eye-opening look at how we have less control over our health than we may have thought.

 

This 47 minute East Brunswick, New Jersey televised fluoridation debate is elegant, focused and informative.

East Brunswick, New Jersey, 14-May-2015 This 47 minute East Brunswick, New Jersey televised fluoridation debate is elegant, focused and informative. Watch FAN’s Director and environmental chemist, Paul Connett, PhD debate periodontist and former President of the New Jersey Dental Association, Richard Kahn, DDS on the safety, ethics, and effectiveness of fluoridation. The video features legal expert David Lonsky, Esq, who reviews the US legal issues stemming from fluoridation practice.

Ontario Dental Association has pleaded guilty to illegal campaigning


CTV News Southwestern Ontario (26-Oct-2012, 1 min. 54 sec.)

 


Region of Waterloo, Ontario, 26-Oct-2012
The Ontario Dental Association pled guilty to promoting the use of ‘fluoride’ in Waterloo’s drinking water without registering to do so… The ODA pled guilty to breaching Ontario municipal election laws in 2010.

 

Full Media Statement issued by Robert J. Fleming, 26-Oct-2012 — “This case focused on ensuring that participants to the municipal democratic process adhered to the law when campaigning during the 2010 Region of Waterloo fluoridation referendum.

Democracy is something most of us hold dear. As such, most people understand the inappropriateness of allowing a large lobby group to simply do and spend as they please, while campaigning in a municipal election/referendum.

In the interest of holding just one such referendum, paid for by municipal tax dollars, charges against the Ontario Dental Association were sworn out early during the municipal campaign. I am pleased that the ODA pled guilty to the charges as laid. Local municipal democratic process was successfully protected.

Over these last two years, both in and out of court, the ODA tried unsuccessfully to impugn the charges brought against them. They argued the charges were without merit, intimidation tactics, and an abuse of the judiciary. Only when the evidence and merits of the case were about to be heard, did the ODA then stand down and plead guilty. They did so without any show of remorse.  Not even an apology to the Waterloo community. Yet, they benefit from a suspended sentence through their well-timed admission of guilt.

While justice was partially served, I suspect the ODA leaders remain as arrogant and evasive today as they were during the campaign two years ago.”

 

L’Association des dentistes de l’Ontario a plaidé coupable d’avoir enfreint la Loi électorale de l’Ontario en  faisant la promotion de la fluoration lors d’un référendum sur la cessation de la fluoration à Waterloo, ON sans s’être inscrit pour faire campagne pour la promotion de la fluoration.  L’Association se pensait au-dessus de la loi…  Le président de COF-COF, M. Robert J. Fleming a déposé cette plainte en 2010.

 

SEE RELATED ARTICLE: http://cof-cof.ca/2012/10/ontario-dental-association-pleads-guilty-in-case/

SEE RELATED ARTICLE: http://cof-cof.ca/2012/11/oda-continues-to-support-water-fluoridation-re-oda-pleads-guilty-in-case-oct-31-waterloo-chronicle/

SEE RELATED NEWS VIDEO: http://cof-cof.ca/2011/12/controversy-over-last-falls-referendum-on-the-fluoridation-of-water-in-waterloo-ontario-made-its-way-to-court-this-morning/

SEE RELATED CARTOON: http://cof-cof.ca/cartoon-public-voice-and-dental-association/

 

 

 

 

Four Inconvenient Facts About Water Fluoridation – Fluoride Action Network


Fluoride Action Network – Four Inconvenient Facts About Water Fluoridation (23-Aug-2012, 3 min. 54 sec.) www.fluoridealert.org

This short video presents four inconvenient facts about the purported miraculous benefits of water fluoridation.

Fact 1: If fluoridated water has a benefit, it is a topical one (there is no need to actually swallow it).

Fact 2: Despite 60+ years of research, there is not a single randomized controlled trial, let alone a blinded study, demonstrating fluoridation’s benefits.

Fact 3: The largest national surveys of dental health in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand have found no significant difference in tooth decay (as measured by DMFT) between children living their whole lives in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated areas.

Fact 4: Comprehensive data from the World Health Organization shows that western countries with no water fluoridation programs have experienced the same reduction in tooth decay over the past 40 years as countries with mass fluoridation programs such as the United States.

Global News, Calgary, Alberta – One Year After Fluoridation Was Turned Off

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Global News, Calgary, Alberta (11-Jul-2012, 1 min. 54 sec.)

City council voted to remove fluoride from Calgary’s drinking water on February 8, 2011.  Hydrofluorosilicic acid fluoridation was shut off on May 19, 2011.  According to water department staff it took approximately two more weeks for artificial fluoride to clear the city’s distribution system.  It’s now just over a year since fluoridation has been off, so are dentists really seeing a difference in local young patient’s cavity rates?  Listen closely for the real root cause of this dental decay — sugar and sugary children’s drinks — and how best to address this problem.

COF-COF team members present health, environmental and legal concerns regarding hydrofluorosilicic acid fluoridation contemplated by Orillia, Ontario Council

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COF-COF (07-May-2012, 20 min. 7 sec.)

Canadians Opposed to Fluoridation ~ Canadiens Opposés à la Fluoration — team members Sheldon Thomas, Heather Gingerich and Robert J. Fleming present health, environmental and legal concerns regarding contemplated hydrofluorosilicic acid (silicofluorides/fluorosilicates) fluoridation of municipal drinking water in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

After contemplation and deliberation, on July 16, 2012 Orillia Council voted not to fluoridate Orillia’s drinking water.

The Problem With Fluoride – By: Grassroots Video

Video by GrassrootsEnvEd (01-May-2012, 2 min. 46 sec.)

There is no scientific evidence that adding industrial grade fluoride to public water supplies is effective. In fact, the opposite may be true. This is a short, fun, introductory video.

Who is Grassroots?

Grassroots is a New York-based non-profit organization founded in 2000 with a mission to educate the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health, and to empower individuals to act as catalysts for change within their own communities.

They believe that the cultivation of broad-based public support through education is the key to bringing about positive and lasting change. Their programs are based on science, and their network of environmental experts includes leaders in the field from Yale, Columbia, Harvard, NYU and Tufts Universities, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, among others.

Using modern communication techniques, Grassroots strive to educate the public about environmental health issues in communities across the country by developing materials and programs that bridge the gap between scientific research and public understanding.

The work of Grassroots is made possible primarily through generous donations from individual supporters whose lives have been touched by our programs. Additional support has come from the Westchester Community Foundation, the Long Island Community Foundation, the Rauch Foundation and Con Edison. To learn more about Grassroots, or to make a contribution to support their work, please contact their Executive Director Patti Wood.

http://www.grassrootsinfo.org/

Controversy over last fall’s referendum on the fluoridation of water in Waterloo, Ontario made its way to court this morning


CTV News Southwestern Ontario (14-Dec-2011, 39 sec.)

Region of Waterloo, Ontario — The controversy over last fall’s referendum on the fluoridation of water in Waterloo made its way to court this morning.  Charges were filed against the Ontario Dental Association and two dentists under the Ontario (Municipal) Elections Act.  It’s alleged they broke the rules by campaigning in favour of fluoride without having registered to do so.  The charges were laid after Waterloo resident Robert Fleming, who opposes the treatment, took the allegations to a crown prosecutor. The crown calls this a David and Goliath case, however the defence says it’s a case of intimidation. The issue will be back to court in February.

 

SEE RELATED ARTICLE: http://cof-cof.ca/2012/10/ontario-dental-association-pleads-guilty-in-case/

SEE RELATED ARTICLE: http://cof-cof.ca/2012/11/oda-continues-to-support-water-fluoridation-re-oda-pleads-guilty-in-case-oct-31-waterloo-chronicle/

SEE RELATED NEWS VIDEO: http://cof-cof.ca/2012/10/ontario-dental-association-pleads-guilty/

SEE RELATED CARTOON: http://cof-cof.ca/cartoon-public-voice-and-dental-association/

 

Peter Ormond of Green TV interviews Cindy Mayor (COF-COF Educator) about water fluoridation.

NewsClipTV.com, Ontario (29-Nov-2011, 12 min. 51 sec.)

Peter Ormond of Green TV interviews Cindy Mayor (Educator, Canadians Opposed to Fluoridation ~ Canadiens Opposés à la Fluoration) about municipal water fluoridation’s diminishing prevalence, lack of efficacy, environmental concerns and potential health harms.

Case against ODA fluoride campaign moving forward

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CTV News Southwestern Ontario (11-Aug-2011, 1 min. 20 sec.)

Region of Waterloo, Ontario — The case against the Ontario Dental Association, charged with breaking election laws ahead of the municipal vote on fluoridation last October, is moving forward.

Crown prosecutors and a lawyer for the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) appeared in a Kitchener court Thursday.

The ODA lobbied in defence of fluoridation of the City of Waterloo’s drinking water during a referendum last fall.

However, prosecutors say the group breached the Ontario Municipal Elections Act.

Opponents claim the rules were broken because the ODA campaigned in favour of fluoride, without registering to do so.

Voters narrowly rejected continued fluoridation of municipal water.

The case is closed to the public, and neither the defence nor the prosecution would comment to the media.

Both sides will return to court on Aug. 22 to confirm a trial date.