INFORMATION ON PAUA PRESS LIMITED AND COPYRIGHT STATEMENT
I formed Paua Press Limited in 2007 with the goal of publishing books ontopics of interest. The paua is an abalone, a large edible New Zealand shellfish of the genus
with attractive blue and purple colours on the inner surface of the shell but with a rough unattractive outer shell. The vivid colouration within canbe revealed by grinding and polishing the outer surface and the shell is thensometimes used in jewellery. Just as a paua appears dull and nondescript on theoutside but is of compelling interest when the surface dross is taken away, I am hopeful that thebooks my press publishes will have, at their centre, something of substance for the reader.Bruce Spittle. Paua Press Limited, 727 Brighton Road, Ocean View, Dunedin 9035, New Zealand;Phone/Fax: 64 3 4811418; E-mail: email@example.com; www.pauapress.com.
Fluoride fatigue. Fluoride poisoning: is fluoride in your drinking water—and from other sources— making you sick?
Copyright © Bruce Spittle, 2008. The right of Bruce Spittle to be identified as theauthor of this work in terms of the Copyright Act 1994 is hereby asserted. Designed, including cover,by Bruce Spittle. First published by Paua Press Limited, 1 January 2008. First printing of prepublication copies December 2007. Revised 2nd printing January 2008. Revised 3rd printing,printed and bound in Australia, March 2008. Revised 4th printing, March 2009. Corrected 19 April2012. Hardback copies of the revised 3rd edition is available from the Australian Anti-Fluoridation Association (AAFA). One copy Australian $12 or equivalent, 2 copies $18, 4 copies $30, 10 copies$62, 20 copies $92, 30 copies $120. Prices include postage within Australia. Contact AAFA for largeorder inquiries. Send cheque or money order to: The Australian Anti-Fluoridation Association, GPOBox 935, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia. For E-mail enquiries check the AAFA website,www.fluoridationnews.com for an E-mail address.ISBN 978–0–473–12991–0 ISBN 978–0–473–12991–0
QUOTATIONS EMBODYING THE SPIRIT OF PAUA PRESS LIMITED
Motto of the University of Otago. It can be translated to mean: dare to be wise, have thecourage to think for yourself rather than blindly accepting the opinions of authorities
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw
All truth passes through three stages: first it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, thirdit is accepted as being self-evident.
Great thinkers have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are that good, you’ll have to ramthem down people’s throats.
Time’s glory is to calm contending kings,To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.
In an age of conformism and “team work,” where compromise and harmony are offered asthe watchwords of human activity, being critical may be considered antisocial. But sciencewithout criticality is unthinkable, for the only route to scientific objectivity is to question, notto “accept.”
Anon. Statistics, science and sense [editorial]. JAMA 1963;186:508. Cited before the prefacein: Waldbott GL.
A struggle with titans.
New York: Carlton Press; 1965.
As every past generation has had to disenthrall itself from an inheritance of truisms andstereotypes, so in our time we must move on from reassuring repetition of stale phrases to anew, difficult, but essential confrontation with reality.For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest— but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
President John F Kennedy, Commencement address,Yale University, 11 June 1962. Cited after the dedications in: Waldbott GL, Burgstahler AW, McKinney HL.
Fluoridation: the great dilemma
. Lawrence, Kansas: Coronado Press; 1978.