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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 07:58 AM

Anti-fluoride advert ruled 'socially irresponsible'

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/11/anti-fluoride-advert-ruled-socially-irresponsible.html?fbclid=IwAR0G_Uvbp7F9MUyNE1jZIWYE640LoA4PV3SWdn3-dUf7xhgUnqm_rN5wckY

Multiple complaints about an advert claiming fluoridated water lowered children's IQ have been upheld, in part.

The newspaper advertisement was paid for by advocacy group Fluoride Free NZ, and read: "Fluoride is a Neurotoxin that Reduces Children's IQ," and showed a picture of child with a glass of water. The ad appeared in the Dominion Post on September 3, and also on posters around Dunedin in August.

Seven complaints were filed, claiming it was "scaremongering and misleading", there's no evidence it has an effect on IQ at the levels found in the water supply and it "could result in a significant cost to public health if readers are unduly frightened by this hyperbolic claim".

Fluoride Free NZ claimed it had a "social responsibility to advise the general public that fluoride has been found to be a neurotoxin", and was trying to advertise a presentation by "world experts on fluoride".


Anti-fluoride loons are like chemtrail loons, or anti-vax loons, or smart meter loons.



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former9thward Nov 3 #6
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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 08:01 AM

1. Smart meter loons?

Thatís a new one

Nice that NZís system ruled against the anti-fluoride loons.

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Response to MissB (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 08:19 AM

5. Oh, there's a whole segment of woo that thinks smart meters give you cancer...

'cause, you know, they transmit electromagnetic radiation.



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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 08:04 AM

2. Well fluoridation...

... is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we ever had to face.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 08:12 AM

4. +1

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 08:05 AM

3. see below

The Advertising Standards Authority board said the advertisement wouldn't mislead people because "the advertiser did provide a level of substantiation for the claims made, and, in the context of an advocacy advertisement, this was deemed sufficient"

AND:
But it did say the ad "did unjustifiably play on fear because the combined effect of the photo of the child drinking a glass of water, along with the text, 'Fluoride is a Neurotoxin that reduces Children's IQ' created the impression that this is a likely outcome from drinking fluoridated water in New Zealand".

I've suspected fluoride for years and I'm no loon

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:18 AM

6. There is a whole major city of loons then.

It is called Portland, Oregon where the progressive hipsters have voted down fluoride time and time again.

Portland, Oregon, Says No To Fluoridation

So when is Portlandia going to do a skit about this?

Residents of Portland, Oregon, voted down, yet again, an effort to add fluoride to their tap water.

With 80 percent of the expected ballots counted, Mayor Charlie Hales "conceded defeat," the Associated Press reported.

Portland is the largest U.S. city not to have added fluoride in the water, nor any plans to add it, the Associated Press reported. Portlanders in the past have defeated three other attempts to fluoridate their water since the 1950s, Livescience reported.

https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/fluoridation-defeated-portland-oregon

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Response to former9thward (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:22 AM

7. Yup...nt

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Response to former9thward (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:52 AM

8. Anti science woo is nonpartisan

There is a vocal contengent of anti vaccers on DU.

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