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A spokesman for the Ballina Fluoridation Free Network (BFFN) said Rous Water recently won its appeal against an earlier court judgement favouring Mr Oshlack’s arguments in the Land and Environment Court before Judge Biscoe.

But that’s not the end of it, as Mr Oshlack says he will appeal the latest judgement by Judge Pepper which the BFFN says 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 judgement as legally flawed on several counts,’ the BFFN spokesperson Ilga Sleja told Echonetdaily.

‘Al Oshlack pursued this case to keep our region’s water supply safe.

‘Fluoridation and its contaminants (lead, mercury, arsenic) in the form of silcofluoride are scientifically known to be harmful, especially to vulnerable groups, especially babies.

‘Rous Water were not prepared to accept assurance of safety from a one-page letter of four references from Oral Health Strategy NSW, where it is clearly stated by the World Health Organisation that a community’s total intake of fluorides, from all sources, should be ascertained before starting fluoridation.

‘This is also verified by Australian Dental Association.

‘Rous Water councillors motioned an Environmental Impact Study (EIS), which was pushed aside by legal threats.’

The BFFN says that some councillors had reversed their vote ‘and accepted the Department of Health’s policy without an EIS’.

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  1. FLUORIDE in our water – Ignorance, stupidity or corruption?

    Somehow all of the organizations, politicians and medical people who should be looking after our health, have decided to ignore or suppress the fact that sodium fluoride was used as an insecticide, rodenticide, herbicide and fungicide, was incorporated into nerve gasses, and used in frosting and etching glass, due to its powerful scouring ability.

    Asking the Australian Dental Association anything about fluoride is like asking your doctor about whether you have chemotherapy.

    Alzheimer’s disease is epidemic in heavily-fluoridated Australia and New Zealand, and in all other fluoridated communities.

    A list of 119 scientists who oppose fluoridation was compiled by the London Anti-Fluoridation Campaign. The list includes Nobel Prize winners, and reads like a Who’s Who of the scientific community.

    This is one of the statements they released to the press: “Fluoridation is the greatest scientific fraud of this century, if not of all time.”

    The bottom line: This stuff is poisonous, in all its forms. Tell your children’s schools that you will sue them if they put it in your children’s mouths. Never buy fluoride toothpaste. Shun dentists who want to paint a rat poison on your teeth, and do not allow glass ionomer fillings to be put in your mouth: they exude fluoride and do continuing damage. And please, write letters of complaint to your political representatives. This is the only way we can effect change.

  2. A warning to council staff and members. There is sufficient information in the public arena now to show the deleterious effects of this type of fluoridation in the water supply. If you are part of a decision making process that leads to fluoride being added to the water and it is later found to be damaging to an individuals health, you can be held personally liable!. Make sure you have a large insurance liability as you will not only lose your job, but house and all your savings too!. Good luck with that.


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