Our bodies, our rights
In 2004, Honolulu County Ordinance 66 was passed. It said that nothing would be placed in our pristine water in Honolulu County to treat or prevent a disease.
As a dentist in Honolulu since 1970, I have worked ardently to halt [adding fluoride to our water]. Since fluoride is a prescription drug, administered only by a dentist or physician, this is what we know as “involuntary medication” by state decree. It is well known among professionals that if fluoride works at all, it works topically and not through ingestion. Close to 85 percent of the people KHON TV polled have said no to fluoride. Rep Bellatii, take a hint from us that you are off point. Better we let this one die–yes, Rep. Rhodes and Sen. Green, die–and attend to our really comical way of self-genocide by allowing genetic engineering of our crops in Hawaii.
Watch the GMO issue. It cannot be scientifically denied by Monsanto et al that in a two-year surrogate animal study for humans in 2012, Roundup-tolerant GM corn had devastating health impacts on female rats by hastening their deaths 2–3 times faster; that they developed mammary tumors more often than control rats; that liver congestion and death were 5.5 times higher; that marked and severe kidney failure was 2.3 times greater; that males had 4 times the tumors of controls. Why do we do this to ourselves?
RS Carlson, DDS Honolulu, HI