Water Fluoridation: Health Risks and Perspectives for Calgary

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800 3 Street SE

Calgary, AB T2G 0E7

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We all drink water. Safe and clean water is a human right. But where does fluoride fit? Join us for an informative presentation and Q & A.

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Why should water fluoridation information matter to everyone? What is it? How does it work? How does it affect the human body? Why is this relevant to Calgary's citizens?

Join us for a special presentation by World Renowned PhD Paul Connett who will share the most cutting edge facts on Water fluoridation in his talk "FLUORIDE'S IMPACT ON THE BRAIN, BODY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT."

Dr. Bob Dickson will connect the dots between Dr. Connett's information and Calgary water fluoridation status in his talk "CALGARY AND WATER FLUORIDATION: Past, Present, and Future."

Hear about the chemistry, health impacts, current science, environmental impact , alternatives, ethics, and economics of water fluoridation.

We will be happy to take your questions at the end.

We all care about safe water so we hope to see you there!

See below for more information, useful links or to READ THE SPEAKERS FULL BIO. NOTE: Accessible Seating spaces are available.

Dr. Paul Connett

Dr. Paul Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. From 1983 until he retired in May 2006, Paul taught chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY where he specialized in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology. Over the past 34 years his research on waste management has taken him to 49 states in the US, 7 provinces in Canada and 65 other countries, where he has given over 2500 pro bono public presentations. Ralph Nader said of Paul Connett, "He is the only person I know who can make waste interesting.”

In 2013, Paul published the book The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time (Chelsea Green, 2013). This book has a foreword by actor Jeremy Irons who hosted the full-length documentary Trashed in which Paul appears.

Paul Connett has researched the literature on fluoride’s toxicity and the fluoridation debate for 23 years. He helped found the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) see http://www.fluorideACTION.net for which he is the current executive director. He has given invited presentations on the dangers of fluoridation in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and the US. This has included invited presentations in 2003 to both the US EPA and the US National Research Council.

In 2010, with two other authors (James Beck, MD. PhD and Spedding Micklem, D.Phil (Oxon)) he published the book, “The Case Against Fluoride” (Chelsea Green), which contains 80 pages of citations to the scientific literature. As of May, 2018 there has yet to be a scientifically referenced critique of this book.

Despite being challenged many times to do so, very few of those who champion fluoridation in government agencies and professional bodies have been willing to debate professor Connett on fluoridation in public. Recent exceptions occurred in two TV debates, 1) East Brunswick, NJ (see http://fluoridealert.org/fan-tv/fluoridation-debate-paul-connett-fan-exec-director-vs-richard-kahn-past-president-of-nj-dental-association/ ) and 2) Auckland, NZ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjkpMofBFfQ )

Dr. Robert Dickson

Dr. Robert C (Bob) Dickson was born in Tofield, Alberta in 1951.He has a degree in Kinesiology and an MD from the University of Calgary, and certification in Paramedics from SAIT in Calgary.

Dr. Bob is past President of Change for Children, past President Tools for Peace, and past Chair of the Board of Directors of Arusha Cross Cultural Centre. He was a senior partner with Results Canada, with a mandate to end starvation, debilitating diseases and poverty globally in support of the Millennium Development Goals, for many years. He was instrumental with RESULTS Canada in maternal and child health being the signature initiative of the 2010 G8/G20 forum in Toronto, and in the ensuing announcements of $1.1 billion and later $3.4 billion for maternal and child health committed by the Canadian government for these programs. As well, he volunteers with Medical Mercy Canada, most recently in Thailand with the Burmese refugees and in Nepal, and is on the board of the Four Worlds Centre for International Development.

Dr. Dickson co-led the anti-fluoridation program in Calgary from 1999 which resulted in water fluoridation being halted in 2011, and continues to actively volunteer with the issue of water fluoridation. He is the founder of Safe Water Calgary, and launched their new website https://www.safewatercalgary.com/ in 2017.

Dr. Bob has actively partnered with Project Ixcanaan since 2003 to rebuild and support the remote village of El Remate in the Peten province of northeastern Guatemala. He has worked diligently on climate change issues with 4 C (Calgary Citizens on Climate Change) since 2015, meeting and interacting frequently with elected officials and senior administrators in the Calgary civic and provincial New Democratic Party governments. 4 C hosted a successful federal Climate Change Forum, has authored White Papers on climate issues, and brought George Marshall from Climate Outreach in the UK to Calgary for a series of workshops to promote respectful communication.

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Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall - Calgary Central Library

800 3 Street SE

Calgary, AB T2G 0E7

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