Media Release from Merilyn Haines, spokesperson for Queenslanders For Safe Water , Air and Food Inc and Independent candidate for South Brisbane
#MoneyAsDebt " id="MoneyAsDebt">Film Night - Money As Debt
Paul Grignon's engaging animation answers the question that is never asked in school or the media:
Where: 79 Johnston St Annandale, Sydney 2038
When: Saturday, 7 March 2009
Contact: hereward: m. 0415 059675
For further information: visitwww.wearechange.org.au
#OverloadingAustralia-QldLaunch" id="OverloadingAustralia-QldLaunch">Mark O'Connor, to launch "Overloading Australia" in Queensland
Where:Redland Performing Arts Centre Auditorium
When:Friday 20 February 2
Time:4.30pm (refreshments served from 4pm)
Mark will also be appearing at other locations:
Where: Caloundra Events Centre, Minchinton Street, Caloundra
When: Saturday 21st February at 1:00 - 1:30pm (followed by a SEQ Regional Plan Workshop until 4:00pm)
University of Queensland
Where: Goddard Building (8). Room #139
When: Monday 23rd February, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Brisbane City Council Library
Where: Brisbane Square, 266 George Street, Brisbane
Monday 23rd February, 4:00 - 5:30pm
For further information: see "Redlands to host Queensland launch of 'Overloading Australia'"
#QldParlmt-10feb09" id="QldParlmt-10feb09">Rally Parliament House ... tell the Govt how you feel about fluoride and recycled water
Where: Outside Queensland Parliament, Cnr of George and Alice Streets
When: Tuesday, 10 February 2009 (Opening Day of Parliament)
Time: 9am - 11 am
Bring your friends, bring your banners and let the politicians know what you
Tell the Government what you think of Drinking Sewage and Fluoridated Water!!
Contact: Jeanie : 0408006544 info [ AT ] qawf.org
For further information: www.qawf.org
A fluoride fighter has very kindly organised fluoride t shirts for purchase
Please contact Wiesia Smolka wiesias [ AT ] aapt.net.au if you would to see what the T-shirts look like.
If you like to order and need T shirts posted, then you need to order a
MINIMUM of TWO, at $10 per tee posted.
But to pay: Wiesia has ordered 200 to start with (let’s hope it becomes 1000 or more!). Contact Wiesia for bank accout details.
Please send your postal details, and, Cheques payable to: W. Smolka PO Box 3454 Nerang DC Qld 4211
Ph : 07 5594 1482 M: 0411 203 177
Please proudly wear these from when you get them; but especially, on the day of the rally ... The print has been designed to SHOUT your message, for
the brief seconds if the camera’s are pointed at you in the crowd!
Tell Captain Anna, all pollies and the ignorant others, just what you think of S6 Fluorosilicate Poison, in your drinking water!
Let Wiesia know your (tentative) order and size numbers, and colours. And, what size ie. S, M, L, XLg, XXLg - Sizes will be a whole range, enough to choose from. Printer said he has a fair idea how many of each so…. Orders please. eg. Joe Blogg’s family, Black Sm x 1, M x 2; White Lg x 3
Ministers forced to be accountable
Three Queensland government Ministers – the Premier, Anna Bligh and the Ministers for Health and Water are being forced to change or justify their decision to add toxins - including from sewerage and fluoride to Queenslanders’ drinking water.
The title of this article was originally "Courier Mail manipulates reporting of water recycling to demand early election" - JS, 12 mar 08
Murdoch cartoon source - http://peoplesgeography.com/2006/11/
Nov 11th, 2008, Armistice Day, 90 years on and our rights are in jeopardy.
It is now 90 years since Armistice Day, the day set aside to remember World War 1, the War to end all Wars.
Over 330,000 Australians enlisted in World War 1 and 61,000 died, a further 150,000 were injured.
You are invited to attend the
Public meeting at West End, Brisbane on Nov 15th
The Dark Side of Water Treatments by Queensland Government
Date: Saturday, 15th November, 2008
Venue: Ahimsa house 26 HoranStreet, West End, Brisbane
Recycled water - experts arguing over safety
For the information of Queensland MPs, Councillors, Media and Public
With the kind permission of Dr Everingham this recent letter is being forwarded to all Queensland MPs and others by Queenslanders Against Water Fluoridation Inc (www.qawf.org).
From Dr Doug Everingham Federal Health Minister (Whitlam Government 1972 -1975)
As a family doctor and often Acting Government Medical Officer in Rockhampton over in the 1950s I wrote a letter praising fluoridation published in the local The Morning Bulletin. This prompted the late Jack Harding and others to show me books that warned of fluoridation risks. I read those books and have continued to look at reports for and against fluoridation in medical journals and elsewhere.
Reports still not disproved suggest involvement of fluoride medication in contributing after some years of consumption to reduced immunities or increased intensity or numbers of cases of disorders in human and animal development or function of bones, joints, brain, thyroid and other tissues. Many of the water supplies now fluoridated were earlier showing dental signs of fluoride overdose in a significant proportion of their consumers, and fluoridation increases the prevalence and intensity of such dental fluorosis.
Reports criticize poor experimental and statistical methods in most surveys that favor water fluoridation. Official policy promoters overwhelmingly concede that public water supplies with 4 ppm (parts per million) fluoride are a hazard. Lower limits have been suggested for infants, sufferers from certain metabolic problems and persons exposed to hot conditions. No minimum concentration of fluoride in communal water supplies or in individual fluoride intake has been shown as necessary to produce fluorosis-free, cares-free teeth. despite repeated calls for such assessment by official reports.
Many studies suggest that the only proven caries-preventing function of fluoride lies in carefully applying toothpaste and dental therapy to tooth enamel, not in swallowing fluoride. Many authors want all artificial fluoridation stopped and natural water supplies limited to some unspecified fluoride level below 1 ppm.
Such authors include professionals formerly in charge of government promotion or direction of fluoridation. Among these are the former Dean of Melbourne's dental school, Sir Arthur Amies, Dr John Colquhoun of New Zealand; and others in the few countries that still promote fluoridation, as well as many that have abandoned or avoided it.
Associate Professor Hardy Limeback, PhD, BSc, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Head of Preventive Dentistry, University of Toronto and Past President, Canadian Association for Dental Research, is typical of ever more researchers who have turned against fluoridation. In 1999 he apologized for inadvertently misleading colleagues and students, saying "For the past 15 years I had refused to study the toxicology information that is readily available to anyone. Poisoning our children was the furthest thing from my mind."
It thus took that eminent expert 15 years to face plain and crucial scientific facts that were avoided and disparaged by traditional authorities and some industrial sponsors. I took me 10 years after graduating. It is time for remaining fluoridation promoters to get past collecting titles of supporting political authorities and stop ridiculing opponents as if they were all dupes, cranks, quacks or dimwits. They may then make a similar apology.
Post script from Queenslanders Against Water Fluoridation
The Federal Labor Party has initiatives in Oral Health that they can be very proud of (starting the School Dental Service - Gough Whitlam sent 100 dental therapists to New Zealand for training to get it started quickly) and Labor intoduced the Commonwealth Oral Dental Health Scheme.
The Queensland Government's actions in forcing fluoridation and forcing it based on fraudulent data will never be an action that can be looked back on with pride.
See also Qld Health staff doctored tooth decay data used in decision to force fluoridation, comment NO CHOICE? ... WHY is mass medication mandated.. WHY? of 6 Oct 2012 by jay mark.
Queenslanders against Water Fluoridation news alert
Saturday, 23 February 2008
This alert is to inform Queensland Members of Parliament and others, that Queensland Health staff have doctored tooth decay rates data used in the decision making process and the massive fluoridation advertising promotions.
A delegation to the Queensland Premier, Health Minister and Chief Health Officer on the 12th Feb made them aware of this situation, however it appears that this is being ignored by the Premier and that Legislation that has its basis in fraudulent data will be rammed through Parliament on Tuesday 26th Feb.
Premier Bligh's announcement on 5th Dec that she had made the decision to force fluoridation was hilighted by comparison of tooth decay rates ( but using data only from baby teeth ) between Townsville and Brisbane and led into newspaper advertisements which stated " In Townsville, water supplies have been fluoridated since 1964, resulting in 65% less tooth decay in children than those in Brisbane " additionally "... fluoride is proven safe and effective."
Examination of the source of the data used reveals that Qld Health staff have changed results from " teeth surfaces " to " teeth " a four to five fold difference (teeth each have 4 or 5 surfaces depending on the type of tooth) leading to a false and exaggerated impression of tooth decay favouring fluoridated Townsville. Brisbane children were falsely shown as having 2 more decayed baby teeth than Townsville children, when in reality, averaged out, it would have been only a fraction of a tooth . The data from permanent teeth in children aged 6 to 12 years old which was available but not used by Qld Health, showed on average only a tiny fraction of a tooth difference in decay rates.
Queensland Health also portrayed that the data is from 1996 when in fact it is from mid 1991 to 1992 . Queensland Health have refused to acknowledge tooth decay data in permanent teeth from recent Queensland Children's Dental surveys and refused to acknowledge tooth decay data from children's
permanent teeth measured at 12 years of age which is the international standard of comparison. Recent Tooth decay data from permanent teeth shows that Queensland compares favourably to other Australian states.
There is no scientific evidence to show that water fluoridation results in 65 % less tooth decay as Queensland Health claimed. A major Brtish Government commissioned review of water fluoridation done in 2000 by York University found that size of estimated benefit to be only of the order of 15% and additionally that the review did not show water fluoridation to be safe.
Queensland Health staff have illegimately dismissed creditable scientific publications showing links with harm from Osteoscarcoma and other adverse health effects and also recommendations from the Centre for Disease Control that infants under 12 months of age not consume fluoridated water.
Freedom of Information shows that a senior Oral Health advisor to the Health Minister had written in 2006 that there are no scientific studies to prove water fluoridation is safe.
Queensland Health would have spent millions promoting " safety " of water fluoridation in newspaper , radio televison advertising , even in posters in public toilets, yet the 2008 Water Fluoridation Bill assures the
Queensland Government blanket protection from liability.
The Water Fluoridation Act 2008 will give " protection from civil rights and remedies " to any person or corporation involved in water fluoridation. Unless Criminal negligence can be proved, no harmed person will ever be able to bring a case of harm against, or prosecute the State of Queensland, the Minister, any analyst, any official or any person authorised under the Fluoridation Act, or any Water Supplier.
It is contradictory for the Queensland Premier to claim water fluoridation is safe, and then introduce Legislation that forces fluoridation on the population but also prevents any people harmed by it (even by accident) from making a claim against the decision makers or any person authorised under the Act.
We urge the Members of the Parliament of Queensland to vote against this legislation which was based on and promoted by fraudulent data.
For further information contact mob 0418 777 112, www.qawf.org, info|AT|qawf.org
Message authorised by Merilyn Haines President Queenslanders Against Water Fluoridation Inc
What you can do.
- forward this to all your contacts
- visit www.qawf.org follow "tools for fighting fluoridation" link and use the email links to email all the Qld MPs (copy and paste your own message into the email links
- il links
(3) phone your own MP (phone and FAX numbers in the spreadsheet on www.qawf.org ) and request an appointment to see them
- phone or FAX the Premier and leave a message that you do not approve of her actions
Premier's Office: 07 32244500, FAX 07 32213631
- send a My Will Letter to your own local Qld MP (download pdf documen from )
Where : George St, beside Parliament and QUT
When : Tuesday 12 February (first 2008 Parliament sitting day)
Time : 9am – Leave plenty of time for traffic and parking
Speakers : Hear from Health Professionals & people who have been harmed by fluoride
We must send a clear message to Premier Anna Bligh that we do not approve of her plan to put fluoride chemicals in our water & forcibly mass medicate 4 million Queenslanders. The proposed chemicals used will be raw industrial waste.
The Qld Government claims water fluoridation has proven safety, yet Professor Sheldon, Chaiman of the British York review into Water Fluoridation in the UK said in 2004 that the " review did not find water fluoridation to be safe" In the largest study ever done on water fluoridation (38,000 children between ages 1 and 15 years) researchers
Brunelle and Carlos found no difference in tooth decay when looking at areas with fluoridated and non fluoridated water. The American National Research Council report in 2006 linked it to many adverse health effects, yet no major health and safety studies have ever been undertaken in Australia.
- Petitions will be distributed
- Bring a hat and water and also a fold up chair for elderly persons
- Bring a banner or poster - and posters will be supplied
- Please pass this message on to friends, family and work colleaugues
- Contact info |AT| qawf org or phone 0408 006 544 or 07 3254 4596 or
0418 777 112