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Anti-fluoride campaigners still rely on irrelevant studies

Anti-fluoride activists simply can’t help it. They will post on social media citations to anything they think shows that fluoride is harmful – even if the studies are completely irrelevant to community water fluoridation (CWF). This despite Paul Connett, director … Continue reading

Anti-fluoridation propaganda now relies on only four studies. 4: Till et al (2020)

For earlier articles in this series see: Part 1: Anti-fluoridation propaganda now relies on only four studies. 1: Bashash et al (2018). Part 2: Anti-fluoridation propaganda now relies on only four studies. 2: Green et al (2019). Part 3: Anti-fluoridation propaganda … Continue reading

New study finds community water fluoridation still cost effective

A new report on the cost effectiveness of community water fluoridation (CWF) confirms it is still effective. The report is: Ran, T., & Chattopadhyay, S. K. (2016). Economic Evaluation of Community Water Fluoridation: A Community Guide Systematic Review. American Journal of … Continue reading

Community water fluoridation still cost-effective

This was confirmed by a study reported this month in the New Zealand Medical Journal: Caroline Fyfe, Barry Borman, Guy Scott, S. B. (2015). A cost effectiveness analysis of community water fluoridation in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1427). … Continue reading

I am still waiting for my cheque

I have often said I wonder how some of the anti-science propagandists sleep straight in their beds at night. Lately this refers to various members of the local anti-fluoridation movement and their claims. Pity I am not the litigious sort – there … Continue reading

April ’21 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

I notice a few regulars no longer allow public access to the site counters. This may happen accidentally when the blog format is altered. If your blog is unexpectedly missing or the numbers seem very low please check this out. … Continue reading

March ’21 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

I notice a few regulars no longer allow public access to the site counters. This may happen accidentally when the blog format is altered. If your blog is unexpectedly missing or the numbers seem very low please check this out. … Continue reading

An open letter to Paul Connet and the anti-fluoride movement

Paul Connett and Vyvyan Howard have, through the local Fluoride Free New Zealand activist group, published an open letter addressed to NZ scientists and educators (see An Open Letter To NZ Scientists And Educators). It is strange to encourage scientific … Continue reading

February ’21 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Image credit: POLITICAL BLOG I notice a few regulars no longer allow public access to the site counters. This may happen accidentally when the blog format is altered. If your blog is unexpectedly missing or the numbers seem very low please … Continue reading

Data dredging, p-hacking and motivated discussion in anti-fluoride paper

Image credit: Quick Data Lessons: Data Dredging Oh dear – another scientific paper claiming evidence of toxic effects from fluoridation. But a critical look at the paper shows evidence of p-hacking, data dredging and motivated reasoning to derive their conclusions. And … Continue reading