Medication is not democracy
I learnt something after giving my submission to the Porirua City Council recently.
I mistakenly thought I could approach the council and tell them how fluoride had affected my son’s health and that the councillors would listen and hear that fluoride is causing harm to many vulnerable people in our community.
Mayor Nick Leggett shut me down by saying if I didn’t agree with a referendum then I didn’t agree with democracy.
Fluoride is affecting my son’s health, and it’s affecting the health of others in our community.
I want us all to be able to turn on the tap in our houses and have safe water.
Fluoride is a medication. It’s not for other people to decide whether my children take it. It’s a personal choice.
I don’t agree either with thousands of taxpayer dollars being spent on a referendum for the district health board to advertise fluoride being ‘‘safe and effective’’.
No safety studies have ever been done. It’s unsafe, unproven, and unethical.
Statistics show it’s not effective and it’s causing proven harm.
I see children with white spots on their teeth everywhere I look. That is dental fluorosis, clear evidence of harm.
I want everyone to have safe water and to choose what medication is right for their families.