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Debunking a “classic” fluoride-IQ paper by leading anti-fluoride propagandists

Anti-fluoride groups and “natural”/alternative health groups and websites are currently promoting a new paper by several leading anti-fluoride propagandists. For two reasons: It’s about fluoride and IQ. The anti-fluoride movement recently decided to give priority to this issue in an attempt to get … Continue reading

Debunking anti-fluoridationist’s remaining 12 reasons for opposing fluoridation

New Zealand anti-fluoride campaigners have whittled their list of objections to community water fluoridation (CWF) down to 12 reasons. Maybe that’s progress – they used to tout a list of 50 reasons! Let’s go through that list one by one … Continue reading

Water fluoridation – what to expect in the near future

Community water fluoridation (CWF) will persist in science news for the foreseeable future – not for any valid scientific reason but because of reaction to political pressures against it. This is particularly so in New Zealand where our parliament will be … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride IQ claims are false

Anti-fluoridation campaigners’ claims that community water fluoridation reduces IQ are simply false. That is the conclusion of  Alex Kasprak – and he says why in his new Snopes.com article (see Fact Check -Fluor-IQ). These days anti-fluoridation activists use this claim as … Continue reading

Fluoridation: New research confirms it is cost effective – yet again

A new study has found, once again, that community water fluoridation (CWF) saves more than it costs. Carrying on from the previous most comprehensive study in 2001 this new study is based on updated costs of CWF and the averted lifetime … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride claims often not relevant to New Zealand

As we head towards the parliamentary consideration of new legislation on fluoridation in New Zealand the anti-fluoride groups are building a campaign to oppose the transfer of responsibilities from local councils to District Health Boards. So, their Facebook pages are promoting … Continue reading

Misrepresenting fluoride science – an open letter to Paul Connett

A new year and a new speaking tour of New Zealand by US anti-fluoride campaigner Paul Connett. Looking over the presentation he is giving at his New Zealand meetings I find he has absolutely nothing new to say. It’s all been … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride campaigners cherry-pick irrelevant overseas research but can’t find relevant New Zealand research

Yes, I know. This is getting boring. A local anti-fluoride campaigner misrepresents research on fluoridation – yet again. Perhaps I should apologise for yet another article debunking this sort of misrepresentation. In my defense can I just say this is … Continue reading

Cochrane fluoridation review described as “empty”

Image credit: MSoF – Ooops, [Newsweek] Did It Again Publication of the Cochrane fluoridation review last year caused quite a flurry. Anti-fluoridation activists launched an avalanche of cherry-picked quotations and claims that completely misrepresented the review’s findings. On the other hand, the Cochrane review … Continue reading

Anti-fluoridation campaigner, Stan Litras, misrepresents WHO

Wellington anti-fluoride campaigner, Stan Litras, has penned an “open letter” about community water fluoridation (CWF) to the Associate Minister of Health, Peter Dunne. He titles his document  HEALTH RISKS TO NEW ZEALANDERS FROM FLUORIDE) but, as we would expect, it is full … Continue reading