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Fluoride or Drugs?

Posted by: Staff writers | 13 February, 2013 - 8:56 AM
Fluoride

4BC Drive: MP says he would rather spend the rest of his life taking a banned performance-enhancing substance than drinking fluoridated water.

Dr Steve Hambleton, President of the Australian Medical Association joins Gary Hardgrave to discuss fluoride.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Fluoride is an element, it comes from Mother Nature.

    James W Sunday 24 February, 2013 - 11:59 AM
  • Where does the fluoride come from exactly. Never did say.
    How is it made? Does it come from China? Why aren't these politicians and AMA spokespeople banning soft drinks, cakes and cookies. They are the cause of tooth decay. They create acids that eat at the tooth enamel, and sugar also cause obesity and diabetes. Since when do you add chemicals to water to fight tooth decay, obesity and diabetes. Water already contains over 40 chemicals. How many more chemicals do we need to keep us healthy? Heaven help us if these are the best people we have.

    Harry Gee Wednesday 20 February, 2013 - 11:03 AM
  • One of the biggest public enquiries is needed into the sale of government owned assets.
    Lets start with the sale of Utilities and Road infrastructure.
    NO Utilities, waterways or roads should ever be sold to private companies.
    These assets should be listed as essential services and should NEVER EVER have been sold.
    To get to the bottom of this we need to go back 20 years or so when Government's decided, in their infinite wisdom, that it was time to sell off our assets to those who now hold us to ransom in the name of the shareholder.

    Rich Wednesday 20 February, 2013 - 10:33 AM
  • Fluoride is not a mineral supplement or a nutrient. Never has been & never will be. It is not essential for human well being. If fluoride is such a panacea for dental health why do we still have decay rates in fluoridated cities as bad or worse than non fluoridated areas after 65-70 yrs usage? Furthermore if it's such a panacea then wouldn't after 60 plus years wouldn't dentists be obsolete? The chemicals used are not & never have been "natural". They do not occur anywhere in nature, they are industrial toxic wastes. It's a lie to say different. The pro-fluoridists are totally behind the times regarding scientific research into this ineffectual & dangerous practise, with many eminent scientists proving it is harmful to ingest & has no benefit in preventing tooth decay.

    Neil A. Sunday 17 February, 2013 - 8:55 AM
  • Anne re: "Both my children are now in their mid/late 30's and haven't been poisoned, and neither have the rest of our family, friends nor business associates." How do you know the long term affects? They have a lot of life to live,as do you & your friends I imagine. I hope you don't have any major illnesses later on ... it could be fluoride related as it's an accumulative poison. Both my children are in their 30's & were raised without fluoride .. they have great teeth. If a doctor prescribed fluoride tablets for you when your town water is fluoridated & he failed to ask that then he was negligent/inept.

    Neil A. Sunday 17 February, 2013 - 8:26 AM
  • #Ann Keys, your family is one of the fortunate ones whose genes obviously do not re-act to this toxic waste pollutant in the water. Do you have any sympathy for those who suffer systemic damage? Because myself and many of my friends and colleagues do have adverse re-actions; we have no choice which is the real issue.

    Sandra Sunday 17 February, 2013 - 7:39 AM

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