On Monday April 22nd, 2013, anti-fluoride activists assembled in Committee Room 3 of the North York Civic Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The group discussed the unethical policy of adding fluoride to the municipal water supply and the steps the pubic must take to end this policy in Toronto and other cities across Canada.
Internationally renowned Dr. Paul Connett was in attendance and delivered a powerful presentation to the attendees. He spoke on a number of key topics including: Why water fluoridation should never have started, seven events from 1990 to 2012 which should have forced an end to fluoridation, what’s happening in the rest of the world in regards to fluoridation and what should we be doing to fight tooth decay.
Dr. Paul Connett has spent 17 years researching the fluoridation issue, first as a professor of chemistry specializing in environmental chemistry and toxicology, and now as the director of the Fluoride Action Network. His 14 years of research culminated in October 2010 with the publication of the book The Case Against Fluoride.
The presentation concluded with a question and answer period where attendees were able to ask the doctor their own questions on the topic. Some of the questions that were asked included: Why is fluoridation being pushed by so many authority figures, what are the best ways to avoid fluoride, does fluoride effect crops and plant life, does fluoride effect human behavior and emotional intelligence, and does fluoride accumulate in the human body.
One of the organizers of the event, Daniel Litterst, urged the attendees to take action, “The city of Toronto is taking millions of our dollars and dumping them down the drain… Contact your councillor and say, ‘I just want to know what your thoughts are today, do you feel that fluoridation is right and if so, why?’”
Speaking on the importance of an informed and active public Dr. Paul Connett stated, “Effecting change is like driving a nail through a piece of wood. The expert can sharpen the nail but the expert can’t push the nail though the piece of wood… You need the hammer of public opinion to drive that nail hard… We need the organizers – these are the real heroes.”
BrainFeed would like to thank Dr. Paul Connett and all the organizers who were involved in making this event happen. We fully support this cause and will continue to do so in the future.
BrainFeed also calls for all Canadians to take a stand against water fluoridation. The time is now to become informed about the dangers of this unethical and unscientific policy and to spread awareness to all those without understanding.