Monday, January 28, 2013

Professional Perspectives on Fluoridation

We watched this film tonight at the Bettendof Public Library: If you could not make the Connett presentations, and could not make tonight's meeting, this is 28 minutes well spent. Concise, thorough and compelling. Every public official and water works professional who professes to be operating in the public's interest and welfare must watch this presentation from dentists, toxicologists, scientists, and EPA leaders. There's new science, more thorough perspectives on how we arrived where we are today and revealing insights into the hypocrisies of water fluoridation.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Next Meeting: Jan 28th, 6pm!

Please join us and bring your family and friends. Even if they were not able to make it to one of the Dr. Connett presentations, there's still time to get engaged and help our city and county leaders Have the Debate!  
When: Monday January 28, 2013 
Where: Bettendorf Public Library
2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf Iowa 
Time: 6pm to 8pm
What: Organizing next steps to create awareness with city council leadership and determining best next steps for continued public awareness. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Connett Presents Science Based Arguments to Over 85 at Bettendorf Public Library

Dr. Paul Connett, exec dir of Fluoride Action Network addresses over 85 concerned citizens regarding the history, chemistry, science and politics of water fluoridation for the last 60 years. Dr. Connett spoke from 6:40pm to approximately 8pm and took questions for another 30 minutes at the Bettendorf Public Library. Connett calls the fluoride issue the easiest environmental health issue with the highest rate of return on effort made, "Just turn the spigot off" to the supply of toxic fluoride added to the water supply.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


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. 

To this end, we are launching a campaign to "Have the Debate" about fluoridating our water supplies in the Quad Cities with the hopes of engaging our publicly elected officials, the medical community, and the public at large. 

This campaign is being launched on January 14th with the personal appearance and presentation by Dr. Paul Connett, executive director of the Fluoride Action Network ( 

Dr. Connett has committed to a public presentation in the Quad Cities on January 14th to make his case. And, on January 15th, Dr. Connett has agreed to debate anyone who wishes to counter or disprove his arguments and evidence. 

Monday - January 14, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. 

The organizers of this effort are seeking assistance from individuals and/or grass-roots organizations who wish to get involved as a coalition committed to a healthy debate and investigation of the history of fluoridation of the water supplies in the Quad Cities' communities.  This will include evaluating decades old agreements, reviewing the compliance of such commitments, state and local statutes and ordinances, and creating a non-partisan public awareness campaign about this important issue.  To get involved please email info at 


In December 2010, the River Cities' Reader published a cover story on the book, "The Case Against Fluoride" that included an extensive interview with the book's co-author and director of the Fluoride Action Network, Dr. Paul Connett. 

The full article is online at and on the web page is a link to the full unedited audio interview with Dr. Connett.  In addition, the coverage include a side bar story entitled: The Strange Case of Fluoridation in the Iowa Quad Cities, which included the following passage: 

Lisa M. Reisen, Iowa American Water’s manager of external affairs, provided this statement: “Ceasing fluoridation would require coordination of the cities, the Iowa Utilities Board, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and likely the health department. If we were directed by legislation (local or state), we would comply. Any agreement would have to be unanimous among all the communities served, because we can’t tailor the treatment to individual communities.”
To the right is a scan of the original agreement from 1952 between the City of Davenport, the Iowa Department of Health and the Iowa Water Company. 
More information about this effort will be forthcoming at this blog. 
While this issue has traditionally been relegated by the mainstream media and modern day culture as a "fringe" issue, the evidence proves that this has become a mainstream issue that Americans are late to the party, so to speak, to address.  Please see the information available here at FAN to support this statement. 
If you want to get involved or have questions, please email info at 
Thank you for your interest in this important matter. 

These events are not sponsored by either the Bettendorf or Moline Public Libraries.