Media Release from Merilyn Haines, spokesperson for Queenslanders For Safe Water , Air and Food Inc and Independent candidate for South Brisbane
One year anniversary and Qld Health ethical standards unit has still not explained falsified data
It is exactly one year now since the Crime and Misconduct Commission advised that Queensland Health would respond in "due course" in regard to evidence presented to the CMC that Queensland Health had falsified tooth decay data used by Premier Bligh to justify forced fluoridation.
When Anna Bligh announced on 5th Dec 2007 that she had made the decision that fluoridation was to be forced on Queenslanders, she used graphed data comparing tooth decay in Townsville children to Brisbane children. The data was from 1991 and showed a difference then of 2 less decayed teeth in Townsville's children compared to Brisbane children. The data was also sent to some MPs and through this access, it was discovered that Queensland Health had exaggerated tooth decay data used by changing the units from teeth surfaces to teeth. Instead of a difference of 2 baby teeth out of 28 baby teeth in a child's mouth, the difference was only 2 tooth surfaces out of 128 tooth surfaces in a child's mouth.
Queensland Health also had access to data on permanent teeth which showed very little difference , but chose to only use baby teeth data and then exaggerated that by falsely changing the units.
Queensland Health did however use some tooth decay data from permanent teeth in children when newspaper advertisements were placed across Queensland claiming that Townsville children had 65 % less tooth decay than Brisbane children, but they did not disclose that the 65% difference related to an absolute average difference of only 0.2 tooth surfaces out of 128 tooth surfaces.
Queensland Health also chose to ignore data from 2000, 2001 and 2002 which showed that Townsville children had more tooth decay than children from the North Brisbane , the Gold Coast , Wynnum, Rockhampton and several other non fluoridated areas of Queensland.
This was all explained to the Premier and the Health Minister in a meeting with them on 12 Feb 2008, but they pushed ahead and forced fluoridation on Queenslanders regardless, while changing the Legislation to remove all liability.
Over the last year repeated calls have been made for an explanation as to why Queensland Health bureaucrats exaggerated tooth decay, ignored relevant data showing no benefit, and also illegitimately dismissed evidence of the risk of Osteosarcoma bone cancer in teenage boys with water fluoridation.
Verbal advice from the Ethical Standards Unit just prior to announcement of State Election was that the Ethical Standards Unit was "almost" in a position to respond. It appears that even after a year, Queensland Health is having difficulty explaining it's actions.
Unethical forced fluoridation based on falsified and exaggerated tooth decay is one of the reasons why Merilyn Haines has nominated as an Independent candidate in South Brisbane, Anna Bligh's own seat. The issue of forcing people to drink recycled water sourced from sewage is another, as is the planned of the Royal Children's Hospital.
Contact: Merilyn Haines mobiles 0418 777 112 and 0403 029 077
See also web site of Queenslanders For Safe Water , Air and Food Inc at www.qawf.org.
Wisernow (not verified)
Wed, 2009-03-04 22:29
Crackpots and fluoridation
Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 2009-04-12 20:10
Fluoride is to dumb us down ...
Sun, 2009-04-12 22:53
Evidence for claim that flouride is to dumb us down, etc, needed
Daisy U. (not verified)
Mon, 2009-04-13 20:00
Murdoch press and fluoride
Wed, 2009-03-11 15:50
Anna Bligh's New Year present
I received this e-mail just now. - JS
I used to have troubles with stomach (such as food poisonings) in some places overseas, sometimes, due to low standards of food and water there.
I have never had any problems like that in Australia, which had high standards of food and water.
Not until December 2008.
Then one evening (I think it was around 20th December), I felt the pain in the right side of the stomach.
(Maybe that's the gallbladder, I don't know.)
I couldn't sleep the whole night. The pain was persistent.
In the morning, to my horror, I noticed the water in the glass was white. (I didn't pay attention the last night.)
I knew it was a high concentration of some chemical additive, like chloride or something else.
Then I got the local newspapers (Gold Coast Sun), with an article about the water plant doing "testing" for the adding fluoride,
... which was going to be permanently added from the 1st of January.
Obviously, they started with high levels and then brought them down, as water was getting less white during the following days.
My brain protested by coming up with the song about "white water".
Really bad New Year present for me.
Then I did Internet research and found about Anna's "scientific" "executive decision".
She said, 'a Smart State cannot ignore the extensive scientific evidence that shows fluoridation is the missing link in Queensland’s oral health system.'
"There will be no referendum, no discussions, no debate - the Gold Coast will have fluoride introduced into its water supply from next year."
Bligh; "It is time to stop being superstitious and to look at the science. It is compelling evidence that fluoride works. All of the nonsense about fluoride making you glow in the dark belongs to the Queensland of the last century.
This is a modern state, this a state based on science, this is a state where we are going to put children first."
I have felt permanent pain in the same area of my stomach since December 2008.
Is that the nonsense?
I sense it very well.
I started buying bottled water, but it seems that I cannot escape the fluoride one, which is in all juice drinks, cans, etc.
I cannot measure how smart Anna's state is. And how "scientific" it is.
But my stomach made its "executive decision"; her smart state is not going to be my state.
I am not superstitious at all.
Fluoride "worked" for me - not by making me glow, but by giving me a permanent stomach pain.
From her "nonsense" language I realised; that person was not capable of running a primary school class (-
it's a hard job, I know).
Let alone something bigger.
She's rather blind than bligh, to be in any position of making significant decisions.
And she's in the position to make despotic decisions of forcing a poison onto millions of people.
A wonder how she got there.
(I suspect that Peter got carried away with her personal charm.)
So I changed the 'white water' song into "Made by Anna Blind" and changed 'white water' phrase into 'dry
to make it more interesting and funny, and more of a general appeal.
I see that many people are protesting about the water, as well as about other signs of her incompetency and
(such as a forced redrawing of councils).
I thought that one sweet funny song (with the tough angry tail) could be an effective contribution.
Something people would like to hear (and could easily absorb), possibly more than to read bitter rational
It's easy for Anna to access the masses and put her view in their heads; she has all ways to make her story
heard - all media attention, web teams, huge advertising panels on main roads, etc.
But from the bottom, it is hard to be heard.
So I appeal to you, and others whom you know, to spread the songs in these few days left.
(Both songs, as one was made for those who prefer a sweeeeet sound, and the other for those who prefer a
Hospitals in Mexico (not verified)
Mon, 2009-06-22 16:31
The scrutinize over fluoride
Philip Mitchell... (not verified)
Wed, 2012-02-22 19:11
Get a filter and get a life
Read the fine print (not verified)
Thu, 2012-02-23 00:53
Dental Pro Fluoride toothpaste has warnings on it
kika (not verified)
Mon, 2012-02-27 02:40
Dan Germouse (not verified)
Fri, 2017-03-31 03:06
Could you be more stupid?
Gen. Jack Ripper (not verified)
Thu, 2013-05-09 21:53
Obvious, isn't it? A foreign