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Expert on fluoridating drinking water visits Quad Cities

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Press release submitted by HaveTheDebate.com


Expert on fluoridating drinking water visits Quad Cities Jan 14 & 15



Author & Environmental Toxicologist to Address Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies at Two January Speaking Events in the Quad Cities

Dr. Paul Connett, PhD Speaking at the Bettendorf and Moline Public Libraries January 14th and 15th

DECEMBER 27, 2012 - IOWA & ILLINOIS QUAD CITIES | Quad Citians concerned about the health and well being of their families and all who must rely on the public drinking water supply in Scott and Rock Island counties, have established a public awareness campaign they are calling "Have the Debate" and launched a website called HaveTheDebate.com.

The website asserts that there are many people in the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities region who are concerned with the dangers of the decades old practice of fluoridating our public drinking water supplies.

"Many of us wish the practice to cease and believe there is compelling evidence that the medication of our water supplies does more harm than good and the intent of such medication (preventing cavities) is achieved through other means such as oral hygiene, regular dental visits and proper nutrition.

In addition, there is new, more modern scientific evidence emerging that proves the dangers of medicating the water supply with toxic chemicals like fluoride, especially to infants and babies," reads the website. The new science the site refers to is the Harvard study published in July of 2012 which found that, "The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas."

As part of the Have the Debate public awareness campaign, Dr. Paul Connett will be speaking at two free and open to the public presentations, Monday and Tuesday January 14 & 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening. The first presentation is on Monday January 14th at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf) and the second presentation is on Tuesday January 15th at the Moline Public Library (3210 41st Street, Moline). Neither event is sponsored by the respective libraries.

Dr. Connett, who is a retired professor of chemistry and environmental toxicology, co-authored the 2010 book "The Case Against Fluoride" and is the executive director of the twelve year old Fluoride Action Network (www.FluorideAlert.org), headquartered in New York state.

"We are very fortunate to have the caliber of scientist and author that Dr. Connett is to help us launch this public debate about an issue that impacts nearly everyone living and working in Scott and Rock Island counties," says campaign co-organizer Michael Angelos. "This is not a partisan issue and if we can't have a public and adult discussion about the chemicals going into our drinking water, then we are going to have an even harder time addressing what many consider partisan issues."

The two evening speaking event schedule is designed so that Dr. Connett publicly presents his case against medicating the populace by fluoridating the public water supplies, on the first night Monday January 14th. The second evening is available for anyone who wishes to, publicly debate Dr. Connett about the case he has presented. HaveTheDebate.com has, thus far, failed at securing anyone willing to debate Dr. Connett, including attempts with local dentists and an educator at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry.

"We're very encouraged by the results that a public debate can have on the healthfulness of a community," says Angelos. In the November 2012 election, voters in Wichita, Kansas, with a population nearly the size of the Quad Cities, voted overwhelmingly to cease medicating the water supply with fluoride.

What: Have the Debate About Fluoride in our Water Supply
When: Monday January 14 & Tuesday January 15, 2013
@ 6:30 p.m. each evening
Where: Monday: Bettendorf Public Library
& Tuesday: Moline Public Library
Who: Dr. Paul Connett, PhD, Exec Director Fluoride Action Network
How Much: FREE & Open to the Public
More Info: www.HaveTheDebate.com, www.FluorideAlert.org

Anyone interested in presenting the benefits of fluoridating the public water supply is encouraged to email info@havethedebate.com or call Michael Angelos at (563) 324-4716