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Fluoridation outlawed in Israel

•, Paul Connett, PhD
This has just happened in Israel where the Minister of Health Yael German has ended fluoridation in Israel despite the vocal and vociferous attacks of fluoridation promoters which have been gleefully ? and one-sidedly ? reported in The Jerusalem Post.

Doubtless these ill-informed critics will continue their bullying tactics and do everything they can to encourage dentists and doctors outside Israel to join their ignorant outcry. However, before the latter do so they should read carefully the letter below written to the Health Minister by Dr. Hardy Limeback, one of Canada's leading dental researchers and former head of Preventive Dentistry at the University of Toronto.

You can also see FAN's open letter to Minister German sent on June 25, supporting her opposition to fluoridation and signed by many professionals from around the world.

We congratulate the Israeli Minister of Health, Yael German, for doing her job with integrity while under great pressure. She has offered the international public health community the model to follow on the fluoridation issue.

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