bobledrew

bobledrew

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369 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Rights and Democracy: ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Given the news release of last week from R&D, it would appear that the D&T report is legitimate. I would assume they would have raised that if it were a forgery.

370 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Nothing to fear but Wi... · 0 replies · +1 points

So is chlorine. So is selenium. So is zinc. So is hydrogen. So is nitrogen. So is Vitamin A. The poison is in the dose.

370 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Nothing to fear but Wi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Lachlan, could you provide research that links fluoride to a health effect in humans? The only research I can see is that of Dr. Luke of Surrey. Is that your source?

370 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Nothing to fear but Wi... · 0 replies · +3 points

And the systematic review of something like 220 studies published in 2000 in the BMJ concluded:

"Given the level of interest surrounding the issue of public water fluoridation, it is surprising to find that little high quality research has been undertaken. As such, this review should provide both researchers and commissioners of research with an overview of the methodological limitations of previous research.
The evidence of a reduction in caries should be considered together with the increased prevalence of dental fluorosis. No clear evidence of other potential negative effects was found. This evidence on positive and negative effects needs to be considered along with the ethical, environmental, ecological, financial, and legal issues that surround any decisions about water fluoridation. Any future research into the safety and efficacy of water fluoridation should be carried out with appropriate methodology to improve the quality of the existing evidence base."

370 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Nothing to fear but Wi... · 0 replies · +1 points

What would your assessment be of the systematic review carried out by the UK's York University and published in the BMJ in 2000. Their conclusions:

"Given the level of interest surrounding the issue of public water fluoridation, it is surprising to find that little high quality research has been undertaken. As such, this review should provide both researchers and commissioners of research with an overview of the methodological limitations of previous research.
The evidence of a reduction in caries should be considered together with the increased prevalence of dental fluorosis. No clear evidence of other potential negative effects was found. This evidence on positive and negative effects needs to be considered along with the ethical, environmental, ecological, financial, and legal issues that surround any decisions about water fluoridation. Any future research into the safety and efficacy of water fluoridation should be carried out with appropriate methodology to improve the quality of the existing evidence base. "

370 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Rights and Democracy: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Maybe, if you're a rep of the outside PR agency hired by an organization that has hired many PR agencies to supplement its own communications staff in support of an initiative to investigate supposedly reckless spending that actually turned out to not be reckless at all and has thrown a once-respected-and-respectable organization into disarray and disgrace. Take note.

370 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Rights and Democracy: ... · 11 replies · +14 points

The argument that I would make is that the scoundrels in question more or less knew that they wouldn't find anything particularly damning in Beauregard's term, so they thought it might be more effective to reach into the pre-Beauregard period and see if there was some lovely muck back there. With luck, and some good spinning, said muck might find itself attached to Beauregard.

370 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Nothing to fear but Wi... · 3 replies · +23 points

That's true. Of course, the same could be said of any number of natural or synthetic substances. For example, salt is made up of an explosive metal (Sodium) and a poisonous gas with a history of use as a chemical weapon (chlorine). And yet, we can't live without it.

I can find one example of death from fluoridation, in a village in Alaska where fluoridation equipment malfunctioned and "overdosed" the water supply. Am I missing something?

372 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Rights and Democracy: ... · 0 replies · +13 points

We're through the looking glass here people.

372 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - Pitchmen gone wild · 0 replies · +1 points

a link to the story would be nice...