Tagged: fluoridation

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

Cherry picking fluoridation data - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 29, 2013

Anti fluoridationists certianly go in  for picking cherries when the produce “evidence” to discredit fluoridation. Two anti-fluoridatioon actvists, Bruce Spittle and Russel McLean, did this in there opinion piece in the Otago Daily Times recently (see No consent given for fluoridation). In … Continue reading → … Read More

Fantastic Fluorine - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 16, 2013

The recent debate in Hamilton over fluoridation of the water supply has resulted in a lot of misinformation about fluorine and fluoride. Elsewhere, however, fluorine is playing an important role the development of new pharmaceuticals. However, before I get on to discussing the use of fluorine in pharmaceuticals, let’s clarify a few points, particularly about the different between fluorine and … Read More

A more complete equation - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jun 10, 2013

  Lots of chat from fellow science bloggers (see here, here, here and here) about fluoridation following the recent Hamilton City Council decision. Naturally most of the posts focus on the science and the logic (or otherwise) of the arguments around fluoridation.  I have no knowledge about fluoridation per se and have nothing to add to the science. … Continue reading » … Read More