Fluoride Free Hamilton

History was made at 10.15am on Wednesday 5th June 2013 when Hamilton City Council, NZ, voted 7-1 to remove Hydrofluorosilicic Acid from our public water supply. However 3pm on Thursday 3rd July 2014 will also go down in history as a day of shame for the Council, when they foolishly put fluoride back in the Hamilton water supply.
Fluoride Free Hamilton
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Hamilton was Proudly
Fluoride-Free for 378 days!!
Hamilton City Councillors voted 7-1 to stop Fluoridation on 5th June 2013. This is a fantastic win and is now shaking the foundations of fluoridation in New Zealand. Hamilton became Fluoride Free on 21 June 2013.
There have been literally hundreds of people involved in making this happen and the effort has been over a long period of time.  We would like to thank everyone who has helped make this possible, including the Hamilton City Councillors who allowed the Tribunal and who listened with an open mind.

A grand total of 1567 submissions were received in March. The majority (1386) of submissions wanted Council to stop, with only 174 submissions supporting the continuation of fluoride.

In addition to the key speakers in the primary presentation, approx 130 individual people spoke to their submissions (only 11 of those supported the continuation of fluoride).

Some of the professionals/experts who spoke for us against fluoride:
  • Dr Jane Beck, Occupational Physician - retired (B.Sc., M.B.B.S.)
  • Dr Anna Goodwin (Bachelor of Science in Biology, Doctorate of Medicine)
  • Dr Peter Scanlon (B.Sc., B.H.B., M.B.Ch.B., P.G.Dip.CEM., F.C.U.C.P.)
  • Dr Mike Godfrey MB BSc (retired)
  • Dr David Menkes MD, PhD (pharmacology)
  • Dr Robert Mann (retired Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Environmental Studies, Auckland University)
  • Dr Ted Ninnes (MA Hons (First Class), MSc, Ph.D Sociology and Psychology University of Waikato),
  • Dr Frank Rowson (B.Vet.Med., Trustee for Physicians & Scientists for Global Responsibility)
  • Dr Andrew Harms (B.D.S., former President, Australian Dental Association (SA branch) - practicing dentist)
  • Dr Lawrie Brett (D.D.S. - practicing dentist)
  • Dr John Jukes (D.D.S. - practicing dentist)
  • Dr David Smith (D.D.S. - practicing dentist)
  • Barry Cope (M.Sc. - retired scientist)
  • Stefanie Holmes (retired dentist)
  • Declan Waugh (Environmental Scientist, Chartered Water and Environmental and Waste Manager, Environmental Auditor. Director of Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland)
  • Dr Paul Connett (Executive Director  Fluoride Action Network (FAN) & Executive Director American Environmental Health Studies Project (AEHSP). Bachelor’s degree University of Cambridge & Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. Retired professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology at St. Lawrence University, USA.
  • Dr Keith Sharrock (Ph.D. Biochemistry)
  • Mark Aitken (B.Sc., L.L.B. Hons)
  • Paula Salisbury (biochemical engineer, Waikato University)
  • Dr Chad Esaiah (B.Sc., B.Sc. Chiro)
  • Lois Titchener (retired dental nurse)
  • Robyn Jackson (naturopath)
  • Dr Rachel Wood (retired researcher)
  • Grant Pearse (B.A., M.Sc.)
  • Dr Paul Wood, (Ph.D Science Research), B.Sc (hons))
  • Gus Hastie (N.H.D. Chem Eng)
  • Denise Davis (retired registered nurse)
  • Donna Tito (retired registered nurse)

Some of the professionals/experts who sent written submissions but did not speak:
  • Cathy Justus from Pagosa Springs, Colorado (National Spokesperson Against Fluoride Poisoning In Animals) who has the sad distinction of having the first horses to ever be diagnosed with chronic fluoride poisoning from artificially fluoridated municipal water
  • Sally Fallon-Morrell (Co-founder and president of The Weston A. Price Foundation) Dr Weston Andrew Price was a graduate (1893) of the University of Michigan, and is well known for his research on nutrition as it affects dental caries
  • Dr James Beck, MD, PhD, (co-author with Dr Paul Connett, PhD & Dr H. S. Micklem, DPhil, “The Case Against Fluoride”)
  • Dr Kathleen Thiessen, PhD,  (senior scientist at SENES Oakridge, Inc., a centre for risk analysis in Tennessee)
  • Dr Bruce Spittle, MB ChB with distinction, DPM (Otago) (authored “Fluoride Poisoning” subtitled: :"Is fluoride in your drinking water—and from other sources—making you sick?").  Longtime resident of Dunedin, he is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, recipient of many prizes and awards, a former Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, and Consultant Psychiatrist for the Otago District Health Board 1978-2004

Council has filmed the entire tribunal and decision process and it is available  for viewing on the HCC YouTube Channel Click Here

All written submissions were scanned and are available here  www.hamilton.co.nz/fluoride

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