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Open Admission of Long-Term, Uncontrolled Experimentation in NZ Opens the Floodgates of Litigation


Anti-Fluoridation Association of Mildura.
On July 9th, 2013, the Otago Daily Times featured an article, openly admitting that the New Zealand population – despite being exposed for many decades to fluoridation – has not been adequately monitored for potential developmental health effects; and only now is data being collated to look for potential adverse impacts (1).

If we break this situation down, the following points are indisputable:

1. New Zealand governmental and health authorities have exposed their population to fluoridation chemicals, via drinking water, for decades;

2. Academic researchers in New Zealand now openly admit that there is a dearth of research data on potential negative developmental health impacts;

3. Academic researchers are now conducting scientific research to determine the extent of the potential impacts of the long-term, uncontrolled, population-wide experiment, whilst simultaneously admitting, “There have been many things in medicine that have not always turned out the way people want them to turn out” (1).

4. Informed consent for ongoing experimentation has not been obtained from all individuals within fluoridated communities; nor has consent been obtained from all individuals for the subsequent scientific research being conducted upon them.

According to the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2), “The interests and welfare of the individual should have priority over the sole interest of science or society” (Article 3) and, “In appropriate cases of research carried out on a group of persons or a community… In no case should a collective community agreement or the consent of a community leader or other authority substitute for an individual’s informed consent” (Article 6).

For all those individuals residing in fluoridated communities in New Zealand – who have NOT provided their informed consent to be treated with fluoridation chemicals; and who have NOT provided their subsequent consent to scientific research related to the treatment – it seems the basis for legal actions against fluoridation-pushing authorities is growing more powerful by the day.

It is also important to remember that the argument for “effectiveness” of a treatment is no defense for overriding individual informed consent to treatment; nor does this argument provide a legitimate excuse for non-consensual community-wide scientific research. Furthermore, as per the Declaration, community leaders or authorities cannot override the enshrined human right of individual informed consent to treatment.

This is particularly significant in relation to local New Zealand councils claiming they have the right to decide, on behalf of their constituents, whether fluoridation will commence or continue; or whether a majority vote will create a mandate to force the treatment upon the non-consenting minority. Once again, neither of these claims provide a legitimate excuse for overriding individual informed consent.

Further reading & viewing

> Know your basic human rights
> Warn your Council of their potential legal liabilities for denying you your rights

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2 Comments on “Open Admission of Long-Term, Uncontrolled Experimentation in NZ Opens the Floodgates of Litigation”

  1. Sonja Hardy
    December 9, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    At least it seems like a step in the right direction in NZ. How long before Australian authorities start to wake up?

  2. High Treason
    December 30, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    It is the other stuff with the fluoride ion that is likely to be the problem, especially the aluminium. The original studies from the 1930’s found the association with mottling of enamel and decreased decay. They deduced it was something in the water-fluoride, but did not at all look at the form it was in. The cheapest form of fluoride is from aluminium refining.

    It is quite possible that the other ions contribute to the problems with enamel formation seen in fluoridated water supplies. The pits and fissures in teeth do not form properly-they are very steep and have defects in the very place where you want decay resistance. Once decay eventually penetrates(often in the mid thirties) the rock hard enamel, the dentine underneath rots in to oblivion very quickly. One day, the tooth implodes in a screaming heap, often with substantial pain. Even if the tooth is restorable at great cost, it us compromised, largely due to the issue of root brittleness common in root-filled teeth.Many dentists(including yours truly) refer to these as “fluoride bombs.”

    A dead simple study would be to go to an area with optimal natural fluoride in the water supply without any interference from municipal authorities and ask the local dentists if they see much in the way of the fluoride bomb effect. Do note, low fluoride areas are high decay areas, so some fluoride is required, but the form is the issue here. Long term studies replacing the existing waste byproducts with say magnesium fluoride would be expensive and impractical.

    The population, including dentists, have been brainwashed on fluoride for decades. It has its plus side(we do not see the rampant caries in kids we saw 50 years ago), but it has a dark side- when the decay eventually gets through, it is highly detrimental to the teeth. Topical fluoride(sodium fluoride) does help.

    All stuff to get our teeth in to.

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