Netflix Removes Documentary Root Cause after Criticism
Netflix has removed the controversial documentary Root Cause. The documentary states that root canal treatment can cause cancer.
The maker, Frazer Bailey, takes viewers with his years of searching for the cause of his fatigue, anxiety and depression. After, among other things, therapy, antidepressants and juice cleansing, he concludes that his ailments come from a root canal treatment he had as a young man.
In the documentary, Bailey makes a connection between root canal treatment and breast cancer. “98 per cent of women with breast cancer have had a root canal treatment on the same side as the breast where cancer is found,” says Bailey.
Especially in the US, there was a lot of revolt against the documentary. Three major dentist organisations wrote a letter to Netflix in January about the erroneous information. They advise Netflix to remove the film, which has been online since 1 January.
Dentists say it is worrying that Netflix disseminates this information and there is no connection between a root canal and cancer. Netflix has not yet responded to the removal of Root Cause.