Local public access television
David Kennedy, public information officer and past president of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, is seeking local sponsors to air a series of educational videos he's spent several years producing, for local public access television stations.
Local public access television is not PBS (Public Broadcasting System); it is your local, independent station, funded by revenues from the cable television franchise granted by your town. These stations do not broadcast over the airwaves, but control one channel on the cable menu, over which they air city council meetings as well as material submitted by local sponsors.
Requirements for being a local sponsor vary by locality -- at a minimum, you must sign a form accepting responsibility for the material. (You may want to watch these at home first; it's fun to see these issues covered well.) These videos were designed for public access television and have either no copyrighted material or material for which IAOMT has the copyright. Some localities may require a membership fee, and some may require that you attend a producers meeting.
Dave's producer will provide you with DVDs containing shows tailor-made to your station's requirements (e.g., duration requirements vary from 28 to 29 minutes per show). Your job is to submit and retrieve the DVDs, per the stations requirements, then resubmit as allowed, to obtain a continuous airing of this educational series.
Dave is also working on a new series of one-hour science lectures, many based on IAOMT conference speakers, to be available for local access public television soon.
After reviewing your town's requirements for sponsoring local public access shows, contact me or Dave to be connected to Dave's video producer.
David Kennedy's Health Series
001. Smoking Teeth: Mercury ("silver") dental amalgam emits neurotoxic vapor
A 25-year-old dental amalgam off-gasses mercury vapor, visible under ultraviolet light. Nest, in a laboratory, neurons visibly disintegrate when exposed to low doses of mercury vapor. Last, safe amalgam removal is explained. Produced and directed by David Kennedy, DDS.
002. Fluoride Deception: An interview with author Christopher Bryson
Award-winning BBC journalist and author Christopher Bryson discusses the history of water fluoridation and its origins as the solution to an industrial waste problem, as described in his book, Fluoride Deception. Produced by Paul Connett, PhD.
003. Hardy Limeback, PhD, DDS: A fluoride expert changes his mind
Hardy Limeback, PhD, DDS, associate professor and head of preventive dentistry at the University of Toronto and Past-President of the Canadian Association of Dental Research, explains why the risks of water fluoridation -- which include dental fluorosis, tooth decay, and skeletal abnormalities -- outweigh any benefits. Produced by Paul Connett, PhD.
004. Thimerosal in Vaccines: Public and private statements
Mark Geier, MD, and his son David review their accidental discovery of a link between autism and childhood vaccinations that contain mercury. They review and contrast public and private statements of the people involved. Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
005. Crippling Waters: China battles natural fluoride in groundwater
The Peoples Republic of China Department of Endemic Disease Control and the Shenyang Medical School take David Kennedy, DDS, and his wife Betty on a tour of two villages -- the first, in which high-fluoride water cripples children and adults and the second, in which residents regain health after the government lowers fluoride levels in the water supply. Produced and directed by David Kennedy, DDS.
006. Fluoride Testimony: Straight talk from eloquent scientist, Bill Hirzy
William Hirzy, PhD, Vice President of the Environmental Protection Agency's Headquarters Union, testifies before a US Senate committee in June 2000 on the hazards of water fluoridation. Produced by Paul Connett, PhD.
007. Poisoned Horses: One family's fight against water fluoridation
After Wayne and Cathy Justus's show horses developed multiple health problems, Cathy details her efforts to find what harmed her beloved animals. Veterinary pathologist Lennart Krook uncovers the mystery. The couple then fights community fluoridation, saving others from this illness. Produced and directed by David Kennedy, DDS.
008. Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation
A range of health professionals describe the health risks of fluoride and call for an end to water fluoridation. Produced by Paul Connett, PhD.
009. Bad Bugs: Health consequences of oral bacteria
An ordinary and funny guy tries to become healthy and free of the oral bacteria that can enter the bloodstream and wreck havoc throughout the body. Produced and directed by David Kennedy, DDS.
010. The Secret Story of Fluoride
The compilation of interviews and information was originally presented by David Kennedy, DDS, before the Coalition for Safe Minds. Additional archival footage of government toxicologist Harold Hodge reveals a conspiracy to deceive the American public about fluoride. Produced and directed by David Kennedy, DDS.
011. Iodine and Breast Health: Sherri Tenpenny explains the connection
Sherri Tenpenny, MD, explains the relationship between iodine intake and breast health. She describes how women can correct existing imbalances and reduce their risk of breast cancer. Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
012. Water Fluoridation Poisons Babies: The evolving scientific position
Prestigious academic and government institutions once maintained that drinking so called "optimally" fluoridated water is without significant risk. But following the 2006 review by the National Research Council, even the advocates now admit that levels of fluoride ingested in water especially by infants grossly exceed the level known to cause harm. Kathleen Thiessen, PhD, explains the National Research Council review at a hearing of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District. She explains the California law requiring fluoride to be labeled a carcinogen. David Kennedy, DDS, reviews the fluoride warnings for mothers of infants by both the American Dental Association and the Environmental Working Group and interprets comments by consumers. Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
013. How Fluoride Poisons You: Scientist Phyllis Mullenix explains the research
Research scientist Phyllis Mullenix, PhD, explains the many biological pathways that are impaired by fluoride and discuss the impacts on society Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
014. John Colquhoun: A dentist who discovered the truth about fluoride
This 1998 interview with the late John Colquhoun, PhD, former Principle Dental Officer for Auckland, New Zealand, advocated fluoride to address high levels of tooth decay -- until learning the truth about fluoride's health impacts. Produced by Paul Connett, PhD.
015. Autism and Mercury in Vaccines: Evidence for a link
In this snappy television news special, Detroit WXYZ investigative reporter Steve Wilson reviews the evidence and interviews many of the players in the autism-mercury debate. Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
016. Mercury Girls: Two young dental hygienists face betrayal and illness
Former dental hygienists Karen Palmer and Karen Burns share their stories of occupational mercury exposure and illness, including their betrayal by employers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Pennsylvania and Massachusetts workman's comp programs. Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
017. Murders by Injection: Unethical human experiments from the plutonium files lead to water fluoridation
David Kennedy reviews the unethical human experiments conducted in the US shortly after World War II under the Manhattan Project to develop nuclear weapons, then makes the connection to the fluoridation of our drinking water, as described in Eileen Welsome's book "The Plutonium Files" based on her Pulitzer-prize-winning reporting. Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
018. Got Breasts? The connection between breast health and dental health, and the role of thermography in breast exams
Michael Godfrey, MD, relates how chronic mercury poisoning from his dental amalgams damaged his memory so that he had trouble locating his house calls. He describes his recovery and his successful treatment of hundreds of patients, including his medical assistant, who developed breast pathology following dental work. Thermography is described as a safe means for detecting early inflammation suggestive of disease s including cancer. Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
019. FDA's Amalgam Hearing: Experts reject FDA's amalgam rule
A condensed version of the remarkable 2006 two-day FDA hearing in which physicians and toxicologists were stunned by the dental industry's justifications for continued use of mercury dental amalgam, and voted to reject the FDA's criteria document underlying its amalgam rule. Includes compelling testimony by scientists and patients. Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
020. Timberville Debate
The Timberville, Virginia Town Council considers whether to continue fluoridation of the municipal water supply. Produced by David Kennedy, DDS.
021. Uninformed Consent
Produced by Christy Diemond.