Letters to editor
I keep reading about the benefits of fluoride in water supplies and how it is supposed to be good for teeth. It is unusual that I often read this in the Cairns Post and the Courier Mail that are both Murdoch newspapers. I wonder why they push fluoride and vaccines? It is easy to find scientific publications that say fluoride is killing us slowly and causing a lot of medical problems. I have had a first hand experience with the problems related to toxic fluoride being added to drinking water. In 2004 when Mareeba had fluoride in the water, we had to send our son to primary school. He had been home schooled or on school of the air for most of his life on a cattle property and was drinking rainwater.
When he went to school in town he had to drink town water.
After being at school for about a year, we noticed his teeth were becoming quite motley with patches of white like staining and he complained of soreness. I asked a dentist what could be causing this and he said straight away, fluorosis!
He asked if we were giving him fluoride tablets which no sane parent would ever do. Of course we were not doing that.
Then I contacted the local council who told me the amount of the dose of fluoride going into the water, and when I checked it up it was quite high compared to other places like Townsville that I checked.
I also found out the fluoride the councils use is a very toxic by-product of aluminium production and comes from the refinery at Gladstone. It is not naturally occurring fluoride.
We then sent him to school with rainwater bottles and told him not to drink the tap water and put him on a course of anti-oxidant supplements. A few months later the symptoms disappeared and his health improved.
His sister attended the same school and drank only rainwater. She had no health problems. We did hear of a few other kids with similar problems and I told the council.
In 2013 he developed a cancerous tumor on a kidney. A search of medical journals will show that ultimately this is a classical symptom of fluoride poisoning, confirmed by a local doctor and naturopath.
He was able to get the tumor removed and has since been on health supplements to repair his kidneys.
My son’s siblings did not drink town water and had perfect health.
I am patiently waiting for the anti-fluoride lobby to get sufficient funds to mount a challenge to forced fluoridation. I will contribute towards it. Their legal opinion says we will thrash the governments that force fluoride onto the population.
I warn Cairns people to watch out for the Cairns Post and the state government, because they want to poison you.
Anti fluoride mum!
(name withheld on request)