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In the context of answering others and myself on the question, “Why fluoridation rather than one of the challenges that are perhaps more critical,” I chose to tackle fluoridation because it was a problem so easy to solve. You just turn off the tap.

– Dr. James Beck, Professor Emeritus of Medical Biophysics at the University of Calgary and co-author of The Case Against Fluoride.

Why Fluoridation should be stopped

Dr. James Beck – My first reaction to looking into the issue of fluoridation was to be appalled at the gross violation of human rights it represents. Then I began studying the issues of safety and efficacy.

It’s true that I have said that one reason for tackling fluoridation was that it was a problem so easy to solve. But that was in the context of answering others and myself on the question “Why fluoridation rather than one of the challenges that are perhaps more critical?”

Fluoridation illustrates the same societal faults as corruption in business and government, fraud and profit-bias in medicine, militarism, and so on. Clearly those are more difficult and will require much more time. In the meantime success in stopping fluoridation shows that people can educate themselves, organize to take nonviolent action and make life safer and better for themselves and others.


Important Event

Why Lethbridge Should End Fluoridation
Presentation by Dr. Paul Connett
Thursday, August 27, 7:00 PM
Room PE 264 University of Lethbridge

Dr Paul Connett

Paul Connett, PhD: Curriculum Vitae
Updated August 2013.

Paul Connett is Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. For the past 30 years, Paul has put his scientific knowledge to work by helping (without fee) communities around the world understand the science of controversial issues like incineration and fluoridation. In addition to explaining the dangers of these practices he offers details of the alternatives.

Read Dr. Connett’s bio on the American Environmental Health Studies Project.


Presentation to Environment Committee

Presentation by Dr. Connett to Environment Committee
Thursday, August 27 at 10:00 AM
City Chambers at City Hall
Open to the public

Thanks to Councillor Bridget Mearns, Dr. Connett will make a 20 minute presentation to the Lethbridge City Environment Committee at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 27. This meeting will take place in the City Chambers at City Hall. It’s open to the public, so another opportunity to hear Dr. Connett and show your support for ending fluoridation of our water.

Your Part in this Important Event – People Power

Invite everyone you know to these meetings.

Distribute posters and flyers. (Please contact me for the PDF version of this poster.)


Encourage fluoride proponents to attend the meetings. If you know anyone who would like to give a 15 minute response to Dr. Connett’s presentation, let me know so it can be arranged.

Wear your Fluoride Free Lethbridge T-shirts.

Post your Fluoride Free Lethbridge Lawn Signs.

Share the news on Facebook and Twitter.

Help at the Fluoride Free Lethbridge Community table at the Downtown Farmers’ Market, Wednesday, August 26. Contact me for details.

FFL Community Table

Visit us at the Downtown Farmers’ Market Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 to 3:00 and meet William Woeger, our FFL artist. He’s visiting from Los Angeles, CA and would love to chat with all of you about his work.

We’ll have Drs. Connett and Beck’s book, The Case Against Fluoride for sale, as well as lawn signs and T-shirts.

Come by for a visit and a drink of fluoride-free water.


Video of Denver Fluoridation Forum

From the FAN Newsletter:

If you missed the live coverage of the fluoridation forum in Denver, Colorado, you can view video of this historic event.

WATCH: 30-minute edited video of Dr. Paul Connett’s (FAN’s Director & Co-author of The Case Against Fluoride) presentation to the water board, closing remarks, and follow-up interview. Please share this video!

WATCH: The full three-hour fluoridation information session with a panel of experts on both sides of the issue. Here is the meeting agenda and Powerpoint presentation for every speaker.


Lethbridge Smart Meter Focus Group

For information about Smart Meter installations and participation in this group, please contact Lance Chong at Lethbridge SMFG [lethbridge_smfg@yahoo.com].

The next smart meter focus group meetings will be:

August 15th (Saturday) and September 5th (Saturday)
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Lethbridge Public Library main branch (downtown)
Community Room (lower level)


Take Action

Write City Council; easy to do by clicking on the link under Write City Council.

Speak out with your Lawn signs. Call Sean at 403-329-9157 to get yours.

Wear your FFL T-shirts100% organic cotton (not supporting GMOs or Monsanto).


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Let’s get the tap turned off!