Letter | Why would anyone want toxic waste in their water?

WHEN a dentist promotes water fluoridation, people generally assume it to be safe. It’s time we realised dentists are not the authority with regards to fluoride safety. How could they be? Universities instruct dentists to use it and dentists believe the story. 

Dentists have no training in toxicology and because most dentists still advocate water fluoridation, it is clear they have not done any research into this matter. Surely after seeing such overwhelming evidence regarding the dangers of fluoride, they must feel enough doubt to inspire time for research. It’s time to take responsibility to do that, as Dr Hardy Limeback did. 

Dr Limeback is not only a dentist, he is also former head of the Department of Preventive Dentistry for the University of Toronto, and president of the Canadian Association for Dental Research and additionally holds a PhD in Biochemistry.

In an interview in 1999, Dr Limeback said: “For the past 15 years, I had refused to study the toxicology information that is readily available to anyone. Poisoning our children was the furthest thing from my mind."  

It’s kind of crazy, isn’t it, that NSW Health wants to put a toxic waste into your water and is trying to convince you it’s okay? I can’t get my head around it. Since when is some poison in your water fine? What if next the authorities find a “good reason” to dump small amounts of arsenic or lead into your water? 

Before we say that’s a ridiculous scenario, have a look at a toxicology chart sometime and you’ll see fluoride sitting right there between lead and arsenic. Still want it in your water?

Also incredible is that we continue to get pro-fluoride letters to the editor, as if written by a computer program, trotting out the same “evidence” that can so easily be pulled apart. 

No matter how good you want to make fluoride sound, the type of fluoride dumped into people’s water supplies is toxic waste. It’s classified as S7 Dangerous Poison and full hazmat suits are required for handling.

And really, even if fluoride helped reduce tooth decay, how dare we mass-medicate a population with a toxic waste product. NSW Health itself says in its Your Health Rights paper page 7: “Patients must give consent before receiving treatment”. And: “Patients have the right to withhold consent. In this case they will not receive treatment.” 

Please tell your councillors “no”.

Janet Poole