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A bobcat operator continues work near protestors at the proposed site for a fluoride treatment plant at Corndale near Lismore. (supplied)
A bobcat operator continues work near protestors at the proposed site for a fluoride treatment plant at Corndale near Lismore. (supplied)

Police have arrived at a protest at the entrance of a proposed fluoride dosing plant at Corndale near Lismore.

About 20 people have this morning blocked the entrance to the Corndale site, intent on stopping a crane from entering.

They believe a truck carrying material for the dosing plant is due to arrive at 11am.

Group spokesman Peter Lehner said fluoride opponents wanted their human rights respected.

‘We do not want mass medication in our community, and we want pharmaceutical grade fluoride pills not industrial grade HFSA (hydrofluorosilicic acid) which is really industrial waste including varying amounts of toxic heavy metals, including uranium,’ he said.



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  1. I am truly amazed that Lismore is still continuing with plans to add a toxic chemical to it’s water supplies. There are many towns and states in countries overseas where plans to add fluoride to water have been discontinued, and there are examples where the practice has been discontinued completely. Will we never learn? If people really think they need it to protect their teeth there are other easier and less drastic methods to be used without inflicting the poison and its dangers on others who reject the science involved.

    • 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. Good on those protesters, if I had known about this, I would be there too. Putting fluoride in water is a criminal offence therefore should be punished by law. Rat poison! Neurotoxin! Calling it what it really is. Corrosive! Not fit for human consumption! What is wrong with this picture people? Do not allow fluoride in your water unless you want a degenerate mind, body and spirit!

  3. “we want pharmaceutical grade fluoride pills not industrial grade HFSA (hydrofluorosilicic acid) which is really industrial waste including varying amounts of toxic heavy metals, including uranium”

    Those protestors who pretend to be looking out after our interest are doing just the opposite. Instead of doing real research they “learn” stuff on the internet. How lazy are they?

    It’s a pity to me that people pass such rot off as knowledge. We’re such an uneducated lot. Post anything on the internet and there will be suckers to believe it.

    • Pat, how can we all calculate our average daily dose of fluoride from ALL sources?
      Pat, can you supply toxicological studies for the human ingestion of fluoridation chemicals?
      Pat, what gives anyone the right pu an accumulative toxin into our water, food and beverages, our bloodstreams, out thyroids and our kidneys, to name a few?

    • Pat. It’s 2015 for God’s sake! The Internet / www has been around for 20 years. Get with the program. Pretty much every mainstream news outlet on the planet is on the web. As are research institutions. And corporations. And academic institutions. The web is but a vehicle for the dissemination of information. For you to insult those who conduct some or all of their research on Internet resources suggests to me that you’re severly out of touch or desperate. I submit people like those commenting here, on Facebook or other such forums to express their disapproval of HFSA/poison being added to our water supplies are far more educated and informed than those who choose to ridicule their sources.

  4. Even the CDC backed down about 2000 and admitted that any perceived benefit from fluoride was predominantly TOPICAL, as in toothpaste – not from swallowing it.

    There are several negatives associated with drinking it that are also pretty universally agreed to:
    – Fluoride is an enzyme poison and endocrine disruptor.
    – Fluoride is a “potent adjuvant”… causes or worsens allergies
    – Fluoride is a “proliferative agent”… causes or worsens inflammations
    – Fluoride builds up in bones…. causing or worsening arthritis and brittleness
    – Fluoride impacts thyroid functioning
    – Fluoride is a “burden” to kidneys… causing increased retention and possible damage in those with renal inefficiencies or chronic kidney disease.

    Brush your teeth with it if you want, but those of us with allergies or Celiac disease; arthritis or brittle bones; and/or kidney or thyroid disease would rather not subject our entire bodies to it.

    Segments of the population are unusually susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride. They include “postmenopausal women and elderly men, pregnant woman and their foetuses, people with deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and/or vitamin C, and people with cardiovascular and kidney problems….Post menopausal women and elderly men in fluoridated communities may also be at risk of fractures.” – USPHS Report (ATSDR TP-91/17, pg. 112, Sec.2.7, April 1993)

    and The NKF advises it may be “prudent” to monitor the fluoride intake of “patients with chronic renal impairment, children, those with excessive fluoride intake, and those with prolonged disease.” – National Kidney Foundation, Fluoride Intake in Chronic Kidney Disease, April 15, 2008

  5. You are making a fool of yourself. I have a science education from one of Australia’s Group of Eight universities, and have read thousands of pages on this subject, including systematic reviews and journal articles. How about you answer my question regarding the safe amount of accumulated fluoride in the body? Show working.

  6. We are now seeing the next stage in the protest against forced medication. People are doing more than writing letters and commenting online. Soon more of those who can afford to will be putting the matter to the courts. Those who can’t will likely resort to cruder forms of protest like vandalism. It is too bad when governments try to ram through things that the public don’t want.

  7. Sending support from Canada. While some of our municipalities have made the decision to stop the practice, many have not. This is a global battle and we must remain united. Keep up the fight!


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