Erin Brockovich has called for an immediate repeal of all laws that require or enable fluoridation; holding of Fluoridegate hearings; and for professional associations and advocacy groups (who have never studied the science) to rescind allowing their names to be used to endorse fluoridation.
Erin Brockovich is famous for her work in bringing litigation against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for contaminating groundwater in Hinkley, California, with carcinogenic hexavalent chromium. PG&E told Hinkley residents that they used a safer form of chromium. The true story was later made into the 2000 feature film, Erin Brockovich.
Fluoride Free NZ completely supports Erin Brockovich’s stance.
The Ministry of Health has constantly denied the fact that fluoridation chemicals are industrial waste products contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and mercury. This contamination is allowed under an industry-set (not government-set) standard for fluoridation chemicals. A recent request to the Ministry of Health Oral Health division to have the actual source of fluoridation chemicals added to the government’s website fluoride facts has been denied. If the Ministry of Health is so proud of their much vaunted water fluoridation programme they seem awfully shy in sharing the actual details.
Like the ploy that Pacific Gas and Electric used to whitewash their chemical, the Ministry of Health say “All fluoride is the same – it is a common naturally occurring mineral. It is perfectly safe for everyone”, when its chemical action on the body is quite different, as shown by scientific research.
With the clear parallel between the actions of the Ministry of Health and Pacific Gas and Electric it is little wonder Brockovich has taken an interest in exposing yet another fraud putting the public’s health at risk for industry profit.
An independent public inquiry in the form of Fluoridegate hearings as Erin Brockovich suggests would be the way to shine light on the real fluoridation facts and expose the Ministry of Health and NZ Dental Association’s misinformation for what it is.