Video: Dr. Paul Connett On the Dangers of Fluoride
Excellent power point presentation by Dr. Paul Connett, Director of Fluoride Action Network. Dr. Connett details the many dangers of adding fluoride to municipal water systems and demonstrates the gross lack of science employed by those who promote this action.|
Dr. Paul Connett
Dr. Paul Connett has spent 16 years researching the fluoridation issue, first as a professor of chemistry, specializing in environmental chemistry and toxicology. |
After a brief introduction by Kim Kaminski of Clean Water Portland, Dr. Connett opens his remarks with the statement: "what you are seeing in Portland is the end of fluoridation world wide. It is already clear from what you have just seen in just a few weeks that they've got no arguments, no science, and you're seeing the kind of tactics that are put in place of science and solid rational argument."
"You're seeing tactics by stealth, you're seeing public relations spin up the gazoo, it's a completely orchestrated campaign from the moment it slipped into the newspaper."
"I know some of you have heard these arguments against fluoridation for ten, twenty, thirty years...........but let me tell you there are developments on a daily basis that make our case stronger. I heard today that three more towns have stopped fluoridation in Indiana. That brings the total of towns that have stopped since October of 2012 to 56; that's over 3,000,000 people that have stopped, and, I hear that the Premier of Queensland has called a halt to mandatory fluoridation in Queensland."
Soon thereafter, Dr. Connett gives a summary of the many reasons against fluoridation.
* It is a poor medical practice to use the water to deliver medicine, because:
A. You cannot control the dose;
B. You cannot control who gets the medicine;
C. It violates the individual's right to informed consent.
* Fluoride is not a nutrient- not one single biological process in the body needs fluoride.
* Fluoride can interfere with the normal function of many biological molecules like enzymes.
After discussing these points in greater detail Dr. Connett goes on to debunk much of the science upon which forced fluoridation rests. Further, he supplies details of existing studies which prove the dangers of fluoridation, studies which have been ignored by promoters of forced fluoridation.
According to Dr. Connett, adding fluoride to water supplies can cause fluorosis in some children, and "some lines of evidence show that fluoride can damage the brain and other tissues." Dr. Connett goes into these consequences in great detail, especially studies in China demonstrating that fluoride in the water lowers I.Q.
Quoting Pam DenBeston, from Scientific American, January 2008, Dr. Connett states:
"We can certainly see how fluoride impacts the way proteins interact with mineralized tissue, so what effect is it having at the cellular level? Fluoride is very powerful and it needs to be treated respectfully."
According to Dr. Connett, and even the fluoride promoters agree, "fluoride's beneficial action is TOPICAL, not SYSTEMIC."
And further, fluoride used in municipal water supplies is not pharmaceutical grade, but is an industrial waste product, derived from the scrubbing systems of the phosphate industry. These by-product contain arsenic, a known human carcinogin.
This report back details just a very small sample the research provided in this excellent, well documented power point presentation, which provides viewers with ample opportunity to follow up on the mountains of available research.
Following the presentation, Frances Quaempts-Miller, of Clean Water Portland, speaks briefly about the need for the Portland community to stand together and gather the signatures necessary to stop this with a Referendum and/or Initiative.
A Referendum would mean gathering over 20,000 signatures from the date of filing, which was Wednesday, 9/12/12.
An Initiative, if enough signatures are gathered, would be on the ballot in May of 2014.
City Commissioner Randy Leonard, who will not seek re election and therefore will not have to suffer any political consequences for his actions, has vowed to have the five million dollar fluoride facility built by that time.
This whole process has been conducted behind closed doors with a coalition of 70 local organizations and groups who lobbied commissioners on the issue, and only included the people after three of the five necessary Council votes were already declared.
This is not Democracy! This is not Portland! This is a wake up call!
Dr. Paul Connett
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