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UK Against Fluoridation

Thursday, December 24, 2015

FluorideAlert News Letter

In 1996, when we first got involved with this battle, I thought it was going to be easy. It’s now 20 years later and we are still struggling to end this reckless practice. We continue this struggle year after year because we know that we are right and no matter how much power and money opponents have to muddy the waters we will never give in. So once again we print our favorite cartoon.
We bring to this battle what we brought to the battle against the building of waste incinerators in the 1980s and 1990s. Virtually all governments were FOR incineration and worked hand-in-glove with industry to build them everywhere. However, between 1985 and 1995 we (Work on Waste, USA) helped citizens defeat over 300 incinerator proposals. Since 1997 ONLY ONE new incinerator has been built in the USA and some of those that were built have since been closed down.
We are using the same formula in our battle against fluoridation. Our advice:
1)   Learn the issue by doing your research
2)   Form a group and work together to educate your community, media and politicians
3)   Network with other groups by learning from one another and sharing successes
4)   Have fun while your doing it 
This battle has proved much harder than fighting incineration because, a) people saw the threat of incineration more clearly and b) this foolish idea of fluoridation has taken almost hypnotic control of the US dental, medical and publish health establishment. In U.S. regulatory agencies this policy has fossilized with disastrous consequences to scientific integrity. When policy is king, science becomes its slave. In short, there are many reputations and livelihoods that depend on this practice continuing.
But this battle is easier in one respect. Communication technology from the video camera to the lap top computer makes communication easier, cheaper and faster. When “truth” is at stake this helps to level the playing field. The other side is trying to play catch-up here but their task is so much more difficult than ours: we want to reveal the truth they want to hide it! Nearly every new study helps us, but hurts them.
The one sentence  - that will eventually bring down fluoridation is: Fluoride is neurotoxic. It borders on insanity for a society to knowingly expose the next generation –womb to grave to a substance that can interfere with the development of the brain.
Our task then is to get this message out to more and more people – with little help from the mainstream media. We don’t have the money that our opponents have but we have more creativity. That is why it is so great to have Michael back with FAN full time. He loves all this technological stuff and these modern ways of communication. By reaching out to a lot of creative young people we can deliver our message as never before. In the next few bulletins he will be giving you some exciting new examples.

Meanwhile, it is critical that we raise enough money to do this. Ours is a huge team effort. We need your financial support more than ever to put Michael’s ambitious new strategy into action so please give as generously as you can today.

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