FLUORIDE DATE LECTURE #52 - FUN QUIZ
Mayor Leffingwell: What Was He Thinking?
Good afternoon, Mayor and Councilmembers. The subject is water fluoridation and today I thought we’d lighten up with a short fun quiz—just a few questions to think about. Each of these questions is valid for at least one of you, though I won’t be providing any answers. Well, maybe one answer. Here we go:
Q.1 Which one of you suffers from a fluoride-related health condition?
Q.2 Which of you has a spouse who suffers from a fluoride-related health condition?
Q.3 Which of you has family with fluorosis-stained teeth due to a natural fluoride source?
Q.4 Which of you told me privately in your office in mid-2009 that you realized the original impetus for water fluoridation rose from a need to dispose of post-WWII industrial waste?
Q.5 Which of you says you don’t need to be educated?
Q.6 Which of you has conceded in print that you know fluoridated water is bad for kids?
Q.7 Which of you has an aide who won’t drink fluoridated water?
Q8. Which of you has close ties to the nation’s largest non-fluoridated city?
And a Bonus Question:
Which of you is self-depicted singing in the shower in a You Tube video watched by thousands?
Oops…I gave it away. Well, that’s not a fluoride question anyway—except that it illustrates a good way to take in fluoride without drinking it.
It also moves me to wonder out loud just what it cost to make the slickly-produced 2 minute 15 second video it comes from. Since it didn’t involve hiring a tanker truck, it was probably comfortably under $186,000. But whatever the cost, Fluoride Free Austin doesn’t have that kind of advertising money to spare. That’s why we’re slow to undertake a petition drive. On a level playing field, we would win. But unfortunately the field is far from level, and funding makes all the difference.
That concludes today’s quiz. I’ll post the questions—minus answers—on the Fluoride Follies blog for our readers to ponder. And they might also ponder why a Council which by now has so much negative information about water fluoridation, is so adamant about keeping it anyway. Thank you.