Fluoridation is poor public health policy

I would think that the small group of protesters against the water fluoridation plant at Corndale represent many thousands in the community. Most people cannot take the time to go way out bush and spend a day trying to blockade machinery.

In all my years of working in community health services I came to know what makes a good health promotion program. Water fluoridation is the exact opposite of sensible policy.

Good policy educates and empowers people to make better choices for their own health. Fluoridation simply dumps a chemical into the tap water of everybody. It does nothing for anyone’s health awareness.

In fact fluoridation of your water imposes a great burden upon all of those water consumers who are chemically sensitive to that type of material, and those who wish to have the cleanest water possible for their bathing, drinking and cooking.

David McRae, Coffs Harbour

4 responses to “Fluoridation is poor public health policy”

  1. jwillie6 says:

    Everyone wants safe, clean water and not the added drug fluoride, added without consent.

    The solution for the fluoridation issue is very simple.
    1. Take the toxic waste fluoride chemical out of the drinking water.
    2. It is still legal and available, so those who wish to take it can then put fluoride in their own glass of water (as much as they wish).
    3. Leave the rest of us out of it, giving everyone the freedom of choice.

  2. Nick Farrow says:

    David, great to see you are still at it after the Vic govt pushed this poison down our throats a few years back.

    Unfortunately, we now have a federal government who is also taking away our rights to choose what chemicals enter our family’s bodies with their “No Jab, No Pay” legislation that is simply an appalling attack on working families.

    All power to you with the fluoride battle at Coffs, at least here in Byron our council were progressive enough to refuse to fluoridate. We must remain vigilant.

  3. Janet Nagel says:

    That’s right, fluoridation is unethical public health practice as enunciated by the

    UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights:

    Article 6 – Consent

    1. Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice.

  4. Stephen says:

    By the same logic why stop at fluoride in the water, lets take out the chorine as well. It’s just as toxic and in the same element group as fluorine. A little bit of E-Coli 0157, Vibrio cholerae or campylobacter jejuni never hurt anyone.

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