Tagged: city council

Elected officials must ignore activists and listen to own voters - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 18, 2014

A recent US blog article made some very pertinent points about the role of elected officials, such a local body councillors, on important social health issues like fluoridation.  These officials have a responsibilty to avoid pressure from misinfomred activists and … Continue reading → … Read More

Fluoridation: emotionally misrepresenting contamination - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 05, 2014

Another attempt by me to put the issue of contamination of fluoridation chemicals into proper context. This time I am using data placed on-line by Sapphire Eyes Productions. They produced an emotional anti-fluoridation film “Fire Water“ which relies heavily on the argument … Continue reading → … Read More

Fluoridation: putting chemical contamination in context - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 22, 2014

Anti-fluoridation activists often claim fluoridating chemicals used for water treatment are contaminated with heavy metals and radionuclides. I have written about this before in Fluoridation – are we dumping toxic metals into our water supplies?, Water treatment chemicals – why pick on fluoride? and Hamilton – the water is the problem, not the fluoride!  The issue was also discussed in my exchange with … … Continue reading … Read More

Anatomy of an anti-fluoridation myth - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 24, 2013

The internet seems to nurture and promote myths. Consequently it’s a great place for the ideologically motivated person desiring a  bit of  ”evidence” for their confirmation bias. They can even get a bit pretentious and call their googling “research.” Phil … Continue reading → … Read More

Attitudes will change. Life will get better - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 14, 2010

This video needs to be seen by everyone. It’s important Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns reaches out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4&feat…, posted with vodpod Thanks to PZ Myers: You can’t … Continue reading → … Read More