Saturday, December 8, 2012

Videos from FAN

Videos of 2012 and FAN TV
2012 brought the fluoride-free movement some great content captured on film. And in this day and age, where most people—especially elected officials—don’t take the time or have the time to read through reams of fluoridation research and written materials, videos are becoming more important in the quest to educate people about the dangers of water fluoridation. To this end, the Fluoride Action Network has created FAN TV, where everyone can have free access to an extensive catalogue of films covering nearly every aspect of the fluoridation issue.
Before we take a look at the new FAN TV, lets take a look at a handful of the best fluoridation videos of 2012:
  • An Inconvenient Tooth, a documentary by filmmaker Guy Wagner that was released at Portland, Oregon’s City Hall in the midst of their recent fluoride battle. In our view this video needs some extensive editing. Many people may not get beyond Paul Connett's opening 40 minute interview, and miss some very good stuff later in the film. So, we recommend fast forwarding to the end of Paul's section to view numerous medical and scientific experts, as well as business leaders and campaigners discussing the truth about water fluoridation and why the practice should end immediately.
The Fluoride Action Network has taken our professional opposition to fluoridation and has captured and shared much of it on video with the development of F.A.N.TV. F.A.N.TV is home to a comprehensive catalogue of both full-length documentaries and short clips on fluoridation that are free to the general public. The videos, which feature FAN's interviews with leading figures in fluoride research, including dentists, toxicologists, and award-winning journalists, seek to shed light on the health concerns with current fluoride exposures and the history/politics of the water fluoridation program. There is both archival footage and contemporary clips, and much of what you can view on FAN.TV has simply never been available to the general public until now.
Some of the films that can be found on FAN.TV include:
1.) Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation, featuring a Nobel Laureate in Medicine, three scientists from the National Research Council's landmark review on fluoride, as well as dentists, medical doctors, and leading researchers in the field, this professionally produced 28 minute DVD presents a powerful indictment of the water fluoridation program.
2.) The Fluoride Deception, an interview with Christopher Bryson, an award-winning journalist, former BBC producer, and author of “The Fluoride Deception”.
3.) The Benefits of Water Fluoridation?, a succinct review of recent research showing that fluoridating water provides little to no benefit to teeth.
4.) Dr. William Hirzy & the EPA Union on Fluoridation, On June 29th, 2000, Dr. William Hirzy was invited to give testimony before a subcommitee of the U.S. Senate. At the time, Dr. Hirzy was serving his sixth term as the Senior Vice-President of EPA's Headquarters Union of Scientists and Professionals. His presentation that day was, “Why EPA’s Union of Professionals Opposes Fluoridation.” This is a video that documents the presentation along with interviews with Dr. Hirzy where he describes the reasoning behind the professional and official stance of his Union members in direct opposition to the EPA’s administrative support of fluoridation.
5.) Consumer advocate and former U.S. Presidential candidate, Ralph Nader discusses his views on water fluoridation
6.) The Politics of Fluoride, a short 5 minute introduction to how political pressures have thwarted scientific inquiry into fluoride's risks. The video features interviews with several scientists, including Sir Iain Chalmers and Dr. Phyllis Mullenix."
7.) Why I Changed My Mind on Fluoridation, In this 1998 interview, Dr. John Colquhoun (dentist, researcher, and former Principle Dental Officer for the Auckland, New Zealand Health District) explains why he went from being New Zealand’s leading promoter of fluoridation to being an opponent of the practice. Despite its technical limitations, this is Paul Connett's favorite interview.

Stuart Cooper
FAN Campaign Director

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