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February 28, 2021

Rous Water delegate denied fluoride information

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A Rous Water delegate has been refused access to information about Richmond Valley Council’s fluoridation program after being accused of bringing the council into disrepute.

Cr Vanessa Ekins told Echonetdaily recently that RVC had been forced to suspend its fluoridation program more than ten times.

She then received a letter from RVC general manager John Walker saying that she had brought the council into disrepute with her claims, and Cr Ekins clarified that the fluoridation of water in Richmond Valley was suspended just twice in the past two years.

Prior to that however, that council was forced to suspend fluoridation on ten or more occasions between 2009 and 2011 according to information from a Freedom of Information request.

‘The GM of Richmond Valley said they had suspended fluoride only twice in the past two years but combined with the other figures it shows that they have requested suspensions in the last five years on over a dozen occasions,’ she said.

‘That shows we are dealing with unreliable technology,’ she said.

Lismore councillor Vanessa Ekins.
Lismore councillor Vanessa Ekins.

Cr Ekins has requested that RVC open its records to her so that the public has the correct information.

But she told Echonetdaily that RVC general manager John Walker had refused the request, telling her she would have to lodge a freedom of information request.

It’s not the first time the anti-fluoride councillor has been stonewalled.

At the previous two meetings of Rous Water, general manager Kyme Lavelle has refused to allow her to put forward a motion calling for the suspension of the fluoridation program.

Her motion was that ‘Rous Water suspend the addition of fluoride to the regional water supply until the National Health and Medical Research Council has completed the review into reducing fluoride concentrations from 1mg per litre to 0.7mg per litre’.

 


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2 COMMENTS

  1. “Where is the physician who will impose a lifelong prescription for an (FDA unapproved) untested toxic substance (fluoride), without proven clinical benefit, on a patient he/she has never met, interviewed or examined and without an opportunity to treat side effects?”

    “Such dubious behavior would extract appropriate censure from the licensing authority of the physician involved, on the basis that it is unscientific, unscrupulous, unethical, and therefore unacceptable.”

  2. How can councillors represent their constituents if the general manager overrides her? This shows that councils are not democratic and that the GM is actually a dictator.

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