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Monday, December 14, 2009

To Prevent Mandated Water Fluoridation in New Jersey, Please Make Three Calls Today!

ATTENTION New Jersey Citizens!


The mandated water fluoridation bill is being sent to the general Senate for a 
final vote: if 21 Senators vote yes, the bill passes; if 21 vote NO, it doesn't!
Let's all work together to stop this bill; please call today!!!!

1. CALL your NJ Senator today! (listings by town:

2. CALL Assemblywoman Nellie Pou, Chair of the Assembly Appropriations 
Committee, (973) 247-1555.

3. CALL Chris Christie, our newly elected governor, (609) 341-3000.

***Please tell them loud and clear NJ does NOT want our water fluoridated with 
toxic waste, nor can we afford it (an estimated $5 billion!). 

NJ votes NO on bill A3709/S2856: 


NJ Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act (A3709) was quickly passed by the 
Assembly Health committee (Feb. 2009) and then passed by the general Assembly. 
The bill was then introduced to the Senate Health Committee (Dec. 7, 2009) and 
passed, despite public outcry. NOW, the bill is being sent to the general Senate 
floor, where ALL Senators must vote on it. Also, since the bill would require an 
estimated $5 billion to build the infrastructure to fluoridate the entire 
state's water supply, it must be voted on by the Appropriatio ns committee. So, 
we have two chances to stop this bill (at the Senate or Appropriations level).

At the Senate Health Committee on 12/7/09, the North Jersey District Water 
Supply Commission (NJDWSC) provided testimony and presented each Health 
Committee member with well-documented facts on fluoridation, including costs to 
implement and the chemical compound that would be added to the water supply. 
Details can be found at and . A summary of the 
testimony is provided as follows:

1. $5.4 Billion Dollars = Mandatory water fluoridation startup capital cost to 
NJ residents!!!

2. $1 Billion Dollars = Every Year for operation, maintenance and safety related 

3. Citizens of NJ drink less than 1% of the water supply. Most of the 
fluoridated water would be used to water lawns, flush toilets, wash clothing, 
and for manufacturing. Billions of dollars would be spent to fluoridate water 
that will never be ingested.

4. Hydrofluosilicic Acid is the water fluoridation product - it is classified 
toxic waste by the EPA and contains lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc... 
Pharmaceutical grade fluoride is not used!

5. Fluoride is highly corrosive and will have financial impact on drinking and 
sewer pipes.

6. High doses of fluoride can injure susceptible populations of people such as 
kidney disorder patients, diabetics, elderly, infants, and immunodeficiency 
disease patients.

7. Per the CDC, 32% of children in the US are suffering from dental/enamel 
fluorosis, a dangerous health condition caused by a child receiving too much 
fluoride during tooth development. 

(See Booklet #17 for photos.)

8. Ingested fluoride has no significant impact in reducing tooth decay. 
Fluoride's benefit, if any, is from direct application to the surface of the 
teeth. Thus, using the water system at a cost of multi-

billion dollars statewide is unnecessary and does not fulfill the intended 

9. The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA - July 2000) clarified 
for every dentist in America that ingestion of fluoride does not provide any 
significant reductions in the incidence of 

tooth decay. 

10. Infants up to 6 months of age are at risk: the American Dental Association 
and American Academy of Pediatrics has warned parents NOT to use fluoridated tap 
water to mix infant formula because of

the high occurrence of dental fluorosis. Artificially fluoridated water 
contains 250 times the amount of fluoride found in breast milk. 

NJ Citizens Please Note:

1. Thousands of scientists, dentists, physicians and professionals have signed 
an international statement opposing the dangerous practice of water 

2. According to the EPA, "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." (former EPA Deputy Asst. Administrator, Rebecca Hanmer). NJ 
citizens should not have to pay for "fluoridated water" from recycled toxic 

3. Fluoride is more toxic than lead and only slightly less poisonous than 

4. “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.” (Chief Chemist Emeritus, U.S. 
National Cancer Institute)

For additional details on the water fluoridation facts above and the testimony 
from the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, contact Joseph Stroid: or 973-835-3600. You may also visit: 

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