Tagged: Water fluoridation

Water fluoridation gets political - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 08, 2016

The new community water fluoridation legislation is now on the way in the New Zealand parliament. The Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill was introduced on Tuesday and the parliamentary health committee has invited submissions. It’s worth watching the videos of the twelve speakers in the first reading. These give an idea of how the legislation will be received by the … Read More

‘Filtering’ out fluoride - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 03, 2016

Many anti-fluoride campaigners and their sympathisers use “filters” to remove fluoride from their tap water. Despite this, they will often claim the procedure is “too expensive” for the ordinary person – or that it is ineffective. Fluoride Free Nelson (FFN) combined both reasons in this exchange on their Facebook page. But she is wrong on both counts. Suitable … 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

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

Tactics and common arguments of the anti-fluoridationists - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 07, 2013

Anti-fluoridation activists have celebrated their recent win in Hamilton (see Hamilton City Council reverses referendum fluoridation decision) and are moving on with their plans for similar victories in other New Zealand communities. While most of the newspaper and TV polls show … Continue reading → … Read More