Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stop fluoridation, London audience told

Dr. Paul Connett, who co-authored The Case Against Fluoride, speaking Wed. in London.
London - Fluoride is hardening more than teeth in London Ontario. In this Southwestern Ontario city it is also hardening positions. The battle to remove fluoride from the city's tap water appears to be gaining strength.

The talk by Dr. Paul Connett at the downtown Central library in London Ontario filled the 370-seat Wolf Performance Hall, forcing organizers to close the doors and turn many away who had hoped to attend the well promoted event.
Connett heads a New York state anti-fluoridation group called the Fluoride Action Network. These American activists have found Canadians receptive to their arguments against the decades old practice. Politicians in two major Canadian cities, Calgary in Alberta and Waterloo in Ontario, have voted to remove the chemical from their municipal water.

Connett said, "the evidence of benefits is very weak."

Connett challenged Dr. Bryna Warshawsky, associate medical officer of health for the Middlesex-London Health Unit to tackle his arguments publicly. "I want her to tell me where I'm wrong."

The anti-fluoride group believes support for the tap water additive is crumbling in North America, especially in Canada.

"They've got to admit," says Connett, "fluoridation is a huge mistake and has got to stop."

The gauntlet has been thrown down: "I don't say fluoridation is the biggest threat (to our safety) but it is the easiest one to correct." Connett clearly hopes London will be another victory in the battle to remove fluoride from our water.

Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/304245

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