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Draft NHMRC Public Statement 2017: Water fluoridation and human health in Australia submission

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24
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First Name: 
Colin
Last Name: 
Varian
Question 1
Q1. A. The draft Public Statement is presented in a format and manner that is useful, and is easy to read and understand: 
Disagree
Overarching/General comments on the Public Statement: 

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council states that the only harm arising from water Fluoridation and total dietary Fluoride intake is Dental Fluorosis. This guide provides a quick reference to harms known by toxicologists to be caused by Fluoride, including those still under intensive research and recognized by other administrations
A Quick Guide to Fluoride Harms (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318876264_A_Quick_Guide_to_Fluoride_Harms [accessed Aug 3, 2017].

Comments on a particular section of the Public Statement: 
NHMRC statement

The NHMRC Fluoridation Statement explained, with some truth injected into the crafted spin of Forced Fluoridation Promotion.

 

“NHMRC PUBLIC STATEMENT 2017

Water Fluoridation and Human Health In Australian

 

NHMRC Statement

NHMRC strongly recommends community water fluoridation as a safe, effective and ethical way to help reduce tooth decay across the population. NHMRC supports Australian states and territories fluoridating their drinking water supplies within the range of 0.6 to 1.1 milligrams per litre (mg/L ). “

 

Translation into laymen's terms. below.

 

NHMRC Statement

The Fluoride Reference Group of assorted [NHMRC has removed potentially defamatory information] from the NHMRC strongly recommends Forced Fluoridation of the public's water, food, beverages and bloodstreams as a questionably unsafe, questionably ineffective and questionably unethical way to help to possibly reduce tooth decay across the population, as swallowing a cumulative toxin for a lifetime, without consent, is a complete nonsense.

The Fluoride Reference Group of assorted [NHMRC has removed potentiall defamatory information] from the NHMRC support the Australian State's and Territory's Politicians who are maintaining State Legislation to force Govt Toxic Fluoride into public drinking water supplies within the range of 0.6 to 1.1 milligrams per litre (mg/L ), which limits this toxin in the tap water because of thirst due to the climate, but not for thirst for any other reason, or for wherever else this dosed water may be used in foods and beverages and from the many other sources of non-dietary toxic fluoride.

 

http://fluoridealert.org/articles/absurdity/

Fluoridation is UNETHICAL

Fluoridation is UNNECESSARY

Fluoridation is INEFFECTIVE

Fluoridation is UNSAFE

Fluoridation is INEQUITABLE

Fluoridation is INEFFICIENT and NOT COST-EFFECTIVE

Fluoridation is UNSCIENTIFICALLY PROMOTED

Fluoridation is UNDEFENDABLE IN OPEN PUBLIC DEBATE

Question 2
Q2. A. The boxed ‘NHMRC statement’ (page one) in the draft Public Statement is justified and supported by the evidence in the Information Paper: Effects of Water Fluoridation on Dental and Other Human Health Outcomes : 
Disagree
Q2. B. If disagree or neutral, please provide recent scientific evidence not previously submitted to NHMRC. Refer to what is ‘Out of scope for this public consultation’ below: 

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council states that the only harm arising from water Fluoridation and total dietary Fluoride intake is Dental Fluorosis. This guide provides a quick reference to harms known by toxicologists to be caused by Fluoride, including those still under intensive research and recognized by other administrations
A Quick Guide to Fluoride Harms (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318876264_A_Quick_Guide_to_Fluoride_Harms [accessed Aug 3, 2017].

Question 3
Q3. A. For policy makers, the draft Public Statement provides sufficient information to support decision making in your jurisdiction or local area: 
Disagree
Overarching/General comments on the Public Statement: 

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council states that the only harm arising from water Fluoridation and total dietary Fluoride intake is Dental Fluorosis. This guide provides a quick reference to harms known by toxicologists to be caused by Fluoride, including those still under intensive research and recognized by other administrations
A Quick Guide to Fluoride Harms (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318876264_A_Quick_Guide_to_Fluoride_Harms [accessed Aug 3, 2017].

Comments on a particular section of the Public Statement: 
Question 4
Q4. How could the Public Statement be effectively disseminated?: 
General comments

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council states that the only harm arising from water Fluoridation and total dietary Fluoride intake is Dental Fluorosis. This guide provides a quick reference to harms known by toxicologists to be caused by Fluoride, including those still under intensive research and recognized by other administrations
A Quick Guide to Fluoride Harms (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318876264_A_Quick_Guide_to_Fluoride_Harms [accessed Aug 3, 2017].

Question 5
Q5. Is there any other information that may be useful to include in the draft Public Statement? If so, please provide details: 

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council states that the only harm arising from water Fluoridation and total dietary Fluoride intake is Dental Fluorosis. This guide provides a quick reference to harms known by toxicologists to be caused by Fluoride, including those still under intensive research and recognized by other administrations
A Quick Guide to Fluoride Harms (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318876264_A_Quick_Guide_to_Fluoride_Harms [accessed Aug 3, 2017].

Page reviewed: 9 November, 2017