For your consideration:
"I would advise against fluoridation.. Side-effects cannot be excluded .. In
Sweden, the emphasis nowadays is to keep the environment as clean as possible with regard to pharmacologically active and, thus, potentially toxic
- Dr. Arvid Carlsson, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine (2000)
"The American Medical Association is NOT prepared to state that no harm
will be done to any person by water fluoridation. The AMA has not carried out any research work, either long-term or short-term, regarding the
possibility of any side effects." - Dr. Flanagan, Assistant Director of Environmental Health, American Medical Association. [letter]
"I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs.
Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effects on a
long range basis. Any attempt to use water this way is deplorable."
- Dr. Charles Gordon Heyd, Past President of the American Medical Association.
"E.P.A. should act immediately to protect the public, not just on the cancer
data, but on the evidence of bone fractures, arthritis, mutagenicity and other effects." - Dr. William Marcus, Senior Toxicologist at E.P.A.
"Water contains a number of substances that are undesirable, and fluorides are just one of them" stated Dr. F. A. Bull, State Dental Director of
Wisconsin, speaking at the Fourth Annual Conference of State Dental Directors.
There are 4 main arguments against water fluoridation:
Any purported benefits of fluoridation are in scientific controversy. Studies from 50 years ago do not pass muster under today's standards for safety
or effectiveness. Research from the same era also "proved" cigarettes don't cause cancer.
Even the AMA concedes that no studies were done to determine any side effects caused by fluoridation. [letter]
The fluoride used for water fluoridation does not have FDA approval and is considered by the FDA as an "unapproved drug". The proper use of any drug
requires an understanding of how much is too much. Since fluoride is already in many foods and beverages, an estimated total intake of existing
fluoride amounts is imperative. Research shows fluoridation is unnecessary since we're already receiving 300% or more of the American Dental
Association's recommended daily amount.
Constitutional and Civil liberty issues regarding the forced mass medication of the population when alternative means of reducing cavities are easily
available, such as tooth brushing. Even so-called mandatory school immunizations provide exemptions for parents who wish not to participate.
The chemicals used for fluoridation are not high purity, pharmaceutical quality products. Rather they are byproducts of aluminum and fertilizer
manufacturing and contain a high concentration of toxins and heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and chromium. All proven to be carcinogens.
From the minutes of The Council of the City of Waukegan, February 7, 2005. Please note item 6.
ALDERMEN�S TIME continued:
45.� Motion by Alderman TenPas, seconded by Alderman Rivera to draft specifications and go out for bids for the listed commodities (Chemicals) used
by the Water Division.� The prices will take effect for the next fiscal budget year (May 2005 thru May 2006).
CHEMICALS FOR THE WATER PLANT:
1).� Aluminum Sulfate
3).� Powdered Activated Carbon
4).� Potassium Permanganate
5).� Anhydrous Ammonia
6).� Hydro Fluoro Silicic Acid
WATER METER DEPARTMENT:
1).� Copperhorns 5/8�, 5/8� X ��, 1�
WATER MAIN DEPARTMENT:
1). �Fire Hydrant�s (5�, 51/2�, 6�, 6 ��, 7�) complete with valve assembly and valve boxes.
[edit on 17-6-2008 by KMFNWO]