Reposted from http://lifehealthchoices.com
ATTENTION: ALL CONCERNED CITIZENS
Everyone must read the following professional statement against water fluoridation, endorsed by thousands of scientists, physicians and other credentialed professionals in the U.S. and around the world. Human beings should not be forced to drink and bathe in toxic waste chemicals!
Tell Lawmakers No Forced Fluoridation
New Jersey residents, please contact your Senator and members of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens committee today and say NO to New Jersey Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act, Senate Bill S2856!
Did You Know?
Lawmakers are proposing to “fluoridate” our municipal water with a concentrated pollution waste product from the phosphate fertilizer industry. "By recovering byproduct fluosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized, and water utilities have a low-cost source of fluoride available to them," Rebecca Hanmer, former EPA Deputy Asst. Administrator.Fluoride is a protected pollutant. There is no regulatory oversight or standards for sodium fluoride and hydrofluosilicic acid, the waste by-products of the aluminum and phosphate fertilizer industries. Fluosilicic acid (fluoride) is often contaminated with diesel fuel, arsenic, mercury, lead, and radionuclides and cannot be legally released into the air, or waterways. Fluoride is more toxic than lead and only slightly less poisonous than arsenic. For more information on fluoride toxicity, click HERE. “Fluoride causes more human cancer death and causes it faster than any other chemical. …30,000 to 50,000 deaths each year, from various causes, may now be attributable to fluoridation.” (Dr. Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, U.S. National Cancer Institute) The New Jersey Department of Health found the risk of osteosarcoma (bone cancer) was up to seven times greater for children under age 20 living in areas with fluoridated drinking water (1992). “The American Medical Association is NOT prepared to state that no harm will be done to any person by water fluoridation.” Additionally, the AMA has not carried out any research work, either long-term or short-term, regarding the possibility of any side effects." (former AMA Asst. Director, Environmental Health, Dr. Flanagan) Subsets of the population may be unusually susceptible to the effects of fluoride. These populations include the elderly, people with deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and vitamin C, and people with cardiovascular and kidney problems… Poor nutrition increases the incidence and severity of dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis."” (Charles Fox, Asst. Admin., EPA, 2000) Number of decayed, missing, and filled teeth per child was virtually the same in fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas according to the largest U.S. study of fluoridation/tooth decay involving U.S. Public Health Service dental records of 39,000 schoolchildren, ages 5-17, from 84 areas. New Jersey families deserve the right to safeguard their health and to choose whether or not to ingest fluoride. Anyone who desires fluoride, has the option of fluoride toothpaste; the rest of us choose to avoid a substance that carries the warning: “If you accidentally swallow more than a pea-sized amount, contact a Poison Control Center immediately.”
Fluoride Should Not Be Forced Upon US Citizens!
Contact Life Health Choices for additional New Jersey-specific information, as well as Fluoride Alert for further information and research on fluoride.
From Mary DeBonis, parent activist
For more informationClean Water Campaign - Why is Water Fluoridation Bad For New Jersey? (Clean Water Action)
Bill to mandate NJ's public water pits natural allies against each other (New Jersey Monthly) 6/8/09
Assembly Committee Clears Bill to Allow Fluoride to NJ Drinking Water (Fluoride Action Network) 2/9/09