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Fluoride activist fights on

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Lismore activist Al Oshlack has forced Rous Water to halt the process of tendering for the construction of 12 dosing plants after yesterday filing a challenge against the organisation’s fluoridation plans in the Supreme Court.

And he has said that if this appeal fails he will demand a hearing in front of the full court.

In May, Justice Pepper of the Land and Environment Court found against Mr Oshlack on Rous Water’s appeal and awarded costs against him.

In doing so, she reversed a previous decision in favour of Mr Oshlack by Judge Biscoe.

A spokesman for the Ballina Fluoridation Free Network (BFFN) told Echonetdaily earlier this month that the most recent judgment was on the basis of a letter from Oral Health NSW, which was ‘the original point of contention’.

‘On legal advice Oshlack is appealing the Pepper judgment as legally flawed on several counts,’ the BFFN spokesperson Ilga Sleja said.

He said no environmental impact study had ever been performed. A World Health Organisation statement that a community’s total intake of fluorides from all sources should be ascertained before starting fluoridation had also been ignored, he added.

Rous Water chairman Phil Silver said he hoped the state government would help out with costs for the latest challenge.

‘Rous Water isn’t in the dental health business; we’re just trying to comply with a direction under the Fluoride Act,’ he said.

Of the three shires comprising Rous Water (Byron, Ballina and Lismore) Byron has decided to go it alone and continue to supply unfluoridated water.

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  1. Go Al !

    The public should be grateful to you for what you are doing. Most people don’t realise that the flouride pumped into our water supply is actually a by-product from phosphate fertiliser manufacturing which is considered toxic, unless of course you stick it in the water supply and tell people it’s good for their teeth, then it’s healthy! Never mind the fact that ingesting it does nothing, it’s only effective on teeth if it’s topically applied and FOOD GRADE.

    Google ASOMAT, they are the only oral health experts in this country who care about health!!! Their website will tell you the facts about this poison. Careful though, ignorance IS bliss…

    Water utilities, governments and health (?) bodies are all ignorant to what flouride is and how it affects our bodies… Ever heard of skeletal flouridosis? Google it, then buy a reverse osmosis water filter because that’s the only way you can take the poison (sorry, Flouride) out of the water. It’s a very sad state of affairs we are faced with in this “modern” world!

    Keep fighting Al, your a hero to me!

    What disgusting human being created the flouride act in the first place? Probably an ex-employee from some chemical company looking for a market for their toxic waste…!

    It’s basically unauthorised mass medication of an entire population, and only a handful of countries are stupid enough to do it, we are so lucky…

    • I believe fluoride creates calcification of the pineal gland that dulls the mental functioning of the brain.
      It is to be avoided at all costs. Regards, Pratima Mumford.

  2. If any carcinogenic substance is mandated for mass consumption, such as fluoride, this can only mean … we are WANTED SICK OR DEAD !
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that fluoride is not a mineral nutrient; it is a prescription drug. Every prescription drug has side-effects, including fluoride. Fluoride has never received FDA approval and does not meet the legal requirements of safety and effectiveness necessary for such approval. Once this drug is put in the water there is no control over individual dosage. The widespread and uncontrolled use of fluoride in our water, dental products, and foods and beverages (grown and processed in fluoridated communities), is causing pervasive over-exposure to fluoride in the US population. Most developed countries have rejected, stopped, or banned fluoridation because there is no margin of safety.

  3. Research confirms the pineal gland is a major fluoride collector. The research was first conducted by the University of Surrey in England in 1997 and it is now known that the soft tissue of the adult pineal gland contains more fluoride than any other soft tissue in your body. In fact, the levels of pineal gland fluoride examined in the study were high enough to inhibit enzymes.
    When your enzymes are damaged, it can lead to collagen breakdown, eczema, tissue damage, skin wrinkling, genetic damage, and immune suppression. It can also cause problems with your immune system, digestive system, respiratory system, blood circulation and kidney function. People with diabetes and kidney problems should not drink fluoridated water.

  4. There is more than enough fluoride in fluoride toothpaste, but do not swallow this toothpaste and do not drink fluoridated water. In the USA warnings appear on toothpaste packaging and baby milk formula has warnings not to mix with fluoridated water. Dr. Dean Burk stated that fluoridation is murder, the single biggest cause of cancer known as it is carcinogenic. Google, Ann Bressington fluoride with videos, for more information and education.

  5. The arguments for and against fluoride, from a health perspective, are really quite irrelevant.

    What is relevant is that some people think it is ok to force people to ingest something when they don’t want to.

    We have moved past the idea that non-smokers should have to breathe other people’s cigarettes (even, rightly, recognised it as wrong to force children to sit in cars with smokers puffing away). Why should ingesting fluoride be any different.

    Let Mr Silver buy his own fluoride if he wants to.


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