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FormalComplaintDrHeimannbyCaroleClinch

FormalComplaintDrHeimannbyCaroleClinch

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Dr. Heimann of the Windsor Essex County Health Unit makes False and Misleading statement regarding the product used in artificial water fluoridation.
Dr. Heimann of the Windsor Essex County Health Unit makes False and Misleading statement regarding the product used in artificial water fluoridation.

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On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Carole Clinch <caclinch@gmail.com> wrote:Dr. George Allen HeimannCPSA #60461Medical Officer of Health(519) 258-2146 ext. 1402aheimann@wechealthunit.org Windsor Essex County Health Unit1005 Ouellette AveWindsor, ONN9A 4J8Nov 22, 2011Dear Dr. Heimann
RE: False and Misleading statements made on
AM 800 CKLW, the Lynn Martin Show on Nov 2,2011 by Dr. Heimann, Medical Officer of Health for Windsor-Essex
 This letter is also attached in .pdf format.Would the Windsor City Clerk please file this letter and forward this information to city counciland CEO, and acknowledge receipt of this letter.This letter is also copied to the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons as a formalcomplaint regarding the false and misleading statements documented below by Dr. Heimann.
Introduction
 It is commonly understood that the only reason for adding hexafluorosilicic acid to drinkingwater is to address the problem of dental cavities. Is this administration of a product used formedical treatment by municipal councils
ultra vires
?
The SUPREME COURT OF CANADA
(Metropolitan Toronto v. Forest Hill (Village),
[1957] S.C.R. 569) states that fluoridation is used for a “special healthpurpose.”
According to
Justice Cartwright: “In pith and substance the by
-law relates not tothe provision of a water supply but to the compulsory preventive medication of theinhabitants of the area. In my opinion the words of the statutory provisions on which theappellant relies do not confer upon the council the power to make by-laws in relation to
matters of this sort.”
 
HEALTH CANADA
states the following in Petition #299 (Answer #3) to the
Auditor General of Canada: “Health Canada does not regulate hexafluorosilicic
acid or sodium silicofluoride products, the actual products used in water
 
fluoridation, which are allegedly used as a medical treatment to prevent dental
disease.”
Food and Drugs Act
 
All fluoride products used for dental care are regulated by Health Canada under the new
 Natural Health Product Regulations
and the
Food and Drugs Act 
 – 
except the fluorosilicate productsused in drinking water. The
Food and Drugs Act 
is regarded as the single most important safetynet system designed to protect Canadians from unsubstantiated claims of safety and efficacy. It istroubling that Health Canada promotes the policy of artificial water fluoridation, yet does notregulate the actual products used in artificial water fluoridation which are
used as a “medicaltreatment to prevent dental disease.”
 
CFIA
 Carole Clinch filed a formal complaint to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) onNovember 25, 2010 against the manufacturer of the bottled water product called "NurseryWater" with sodium fluoride added.(www.nurserywater.com & www.nurserywater.ca)  The CFIA confirmed in a letter and by phone that the health claims made by the manufacturer of the product called Nursery Water is not compliant with the legal requirements of the
Food and  Drugs Act 
and associated Regulations. An Access to Information (ATIP) request relating to theCFIA investigation has been submitted.
 
"We have realized that the Nursery Water containsnon-permitted claimsand
CFIA is looking into your enquiry.” Source: Email dated Nov 26, 2010,Eva
Kaczmarcyzk, Food Specialist, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 709 MainStreet West, Hamilton ON L8S 1A2.
 
Carissa Sirikitputtisak stated by phone that thehealth claims for the product calledNursery Water were not permissible. Source: phone call Oct 4, 2011 at 10:20amfrom Carissa Sirikitputtisak, Food Specialist/Inspector from the CFIA in Barrie,Ontario.
Implications
 
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has ruled that the
health claims
for bottled water withsodium fluoride added (F concentration of 0.7 ppm), are
NOT LEGAL.
 Health Canada and the Public Health Service make
health claims
for municipal drinking waterwith fluoride added. Are these health claims
LEGAL?
 
Your statement
 
 
Dr. Heimann made the following statement on AM 800 CKLW, the Lynn Martin Show on Nov 2, 2011 when asked
if “The products that are used have been regulated and approved by Health Canada?”
 
 
 Health Canada doesn't specifically have a regulatory requirement for this particular product. The products which are used in Ontario are regulated under
the Fluoridation Act of 1990 and the Safe Water Drinking Act.” 
 
Dr. Heimann knows, or should know,
that Health Canada is required to regulate and approveall products used for medical treatment, which use health claims, under the
Food and Drugs Act 
 and its associated regulations.
Dr. Heimann knows, or should know,
that the products used for artificial water fluoridation arenot specifically regulated under either the Fluoridation Act or the Safe Drinking Water Act.A quick look at the
Fluoridation Act 
available here: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90f22_e.htm will demonstrate that there isabsolutely no reference made to the actual products used in artificial water fluoridation(Hexafluorosilic acid or Sodium silicofluoride). The only reference to fluoride products is
“fluoride ions”.
An examination of the
Safe Drinking Water Act 
(please consult a lawyer and confirm foryourself) will demonstrate that the actual products trucked to your drinking water facility are notregulated by the Ontario government under this legislation.The following are statements from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment which clarify thesituation:
“MOE has no jurisdiction over the manufacture or sale
of drinking water
treatment chemicals.”
Source: June 11, 2007 email correspondence written by Mirek Tybinkowski, M.Eng., P.Eng, Water & Wastewater Specialist, Safe Drinking Water Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
 
“The MOE’s only authority lies in ensuring (in the approval and inspection
processes) that fluoridation equipment is appropriately installed, operated and
monitored.”
Source: Feb 18, 2009 email correspondence written by Mirek Tybinkowski, M.Eng., P.Eng, Water & Wastewater Specialist, Safe DrinkingWater Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
 
Your statement
 
 
 Artificial water fluoridation is “safe and effective” 
 The scientific/legal determination of safety is based on 2 types of research:1.
 
Animal studies (toxicology studies)2.
 
Human studies (randomized, controlled clinical trials are the gold standard)

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