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Anti-fluoride campaigners exhaust their legal channels with another loss

NZ Supreme Court Building, Wellington The NZ Supreme Court has delivered its judgments and local anti-fluoride campaigners (and their big business supporters) seem to have come to the end of the line with their legal actions to prevent community water … Continue reading

A conference paper on the maternal neonatal urinary fluoride/child IQ study has problems

Image credit: Do new mothers doing a Ph.D. get enough support? The anti-fluoride movement has certainly mobilised over the neonatal maternal urinary fluoride study which reported an association with child IQ. They see it as the best thing since sliced bread and believe … Continue reading

The 52 IQ studies used by anti-fluoride campaigners

Slide number 30 from Paul Connett presentation prepared for a talk at NZ Parliament buildings in February 2018. Continuing my critique of the presentation prepared by Paul Connett for his much-publicised meeting at Parliament Building in February. The meeting attracted only … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride group coordinator responds to my article

Image credit: Debate. The science of communication. My recent article Paul Connett’s misrepresentation of maternal F exposure study debunked got some online feedback and criticism from anti-fluoride activists. Mary Byrne, National coordinator Fluoride Free New Zealand, wrote a response and requested it is published on … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride activist commits “Death by PowerPoint”

We have all sat through boring, and counterproductive, PowerPoint presentations. Boring because the presenter breaks all the rule relevant to the preparation of visual displays. And counterproductive because, in the end, the audience does not remember any of the information the presenter … Continue reading

Paul Connett “updates” NZ MPs about fluoride?

Data from Bashash et al., (2017). Despite a statistically significant relationship of child IQ with mothers prenatal urinary fluoride, this explains only about 3% of the huge scatter in the data. I haven’t followed the latest speaking tour of Paul Connett … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride activists misrepresent another thyroid study

Image credit: Hypothyroidism | Natural Approach To Low Thyroid Hormone Anti-fluoride activists closely follow the publication of results from fluoride studies and react to new scientific papers in one of the following ways: Use it to claim community water fluoridation (CWF) is … Continue reading

Yet another fluoride-IQ study

As with most of these fluoride-IQ studies this one is only relevant to areas of endemic fluorosis (This is from a UNESCO paper and has been corrected for New Zealand. Identification of fluorosis in a country does not imply the … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride “expert” finds the real reason oral health has improved – and it’s not fluoride

No, in fact, he claims lead is responsible for tooth decay and the improvement in oral health is a result of removing airborne lead contamination. And the “proof” is even in the title of his report – “Global Decline in … Continue reading

New fluoride debate falters

What is it with these anti-fluoride campaigners – and particularly their leaders? They make a song and dance about having “science on their side.” They will heavily promote the latest research and papers if they can argue that they confirm their bias. And … Continue reading