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Searching articles on fluoride

Over the last few years I have often posted articles related to community water fluoridation (CWF), the scientific issues involved and the misinformation and distortions that inevitably go with the public discussion of the issue. The public debates go on, the claims … Continue reading

Fluoridation

Over the last few years I have often posted articles related to community water fluoridation (CWF), the scientific issues involved and the misinformation and distortions that inevitably go with the public discussion of the issue. The public debates go on, the claims … Continue reading

Combatting anti-fluoride Gish gallopers

We have all experienced this problem. Claims made on the internet which rely on nothing more than constant assertion – and moving on, when challenged, to new claims, similarly relying only on assertion. The old Gish gallop. The conscientious defender … Continue reading

Dirty tactics by anti-fluoride activists in Taupo

Fly fishing in Lake Taupo. Image credit: Great lake Taupo Local body councils have had a gutsful of the fluoridation issue. Most councillors don’t have the skills to objectively judge submissions – and the field is so controversial they get … Continue reading

Fluoride Free NZ report disingenuous – conclusion

This is the third and last article in a series critiquing contributions to the Fluoride Free NZ report “Scientific and Critical Analysis of the 2014 New Zealand Fluoridation Report“ which is aimed at discrediting the recent review Health Effects of Water Fluoridation: a Review of … Continue reading

Fluoride debate: A response to Rita Barnett-Rose – Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan President of the Making Sense of Fluoride group responded to the scientific claims made in Rita Barnett-Rose’s unpublished paper “Compulsory water fluoridation: Justifiable public health benefit or human experimental research without informed consent“. That section of Rita’s paper was … Continue reading

Fluoride debate: The scientific evidence against fluoridation – Rita F. Barnett

Recently an unpublished paper by Rita F. Barnett, an associated professor of Legal Research and Writing at Chapman University, was heavily promoted by Paul Connett’s Fluoride Action Network and associated social media groups. Although basically a legal paper it did have … Continue reading

Another anti-fluoride myth in the making

It’s not true – there is no evidence for it, but anti-fluoridation propagandists are promoting the myth that fluoride causes urinary stones. The story is already going around the usual “alternative” or “natural” health websites and anti-fluoridation blogs and Facebook … Continue reading

Cherry-picking and ring-fencing the scientific literature

Don’t believe the advertising hype. Anti-fluoride activists are promoting a “Study Tracker” which they see as a powerful weapon in their fight against fluoride. It is simply a search facility for their own database of articles – really Paul Connett’s … Continue reading

Fluoride and heart disease – another myth

Here is another anti-fluoride rubber duck which keeps surfacing – the myth that cardiovascular disease is “linked to” fluoride. This myth relies on misrepresentation of a study reported in Nuclear Medicine Communications 2 years ago. The paper is Li et … Continue reading