Send anOnline Message to Congressin support of the Professionals' Statement Calling for an End to Water Fluoridation and a new Congressional Hearing. To send your letter,click here.
Print out a copy of this letter and send it to ALL of your State, City and Local elected officials!
As your constituent, I support the over 3,000 medical, dental, scientific, and environmental professionals calling for an end to fluoridation and a new Congressional Hearing on Fluoridation. See link to "Professionals' Statement" at the www.fluoridepoison.com
The professionals cite the landmark 2006 National Research Council (NRC) report on fluoride in water that identified many adverse health effects associated with exposure to fluoride. Based on the concentration levels reported to be harmful, there is clearly no adequate margin of safety to protect against these adverse effects for the 170 million Americans drinking fluoridated water. Especially at risk are infants and small children, the elderly or frail, and those with above average water consumption, inadequate nutrition, diabetes, and poor thyroid or kidney function.
Ignoring all risks in the NRC report, the US CDC still spends millions of tax dollars aggressively promoting fluoridation and, after more than one year, the US EPA has failed to do the fluoride Risk Assessment called for in the NRC report. We need a new Congressional Hearing requiring CDC and EPA officials to provide, under oath, valid evidence that fluoridation is safe for ALL Americans.
I believe that fluoridation is outdated, unscientific, violates medical ethics and denies freedom of choice. Its serious risks far outweigh its minor (if any) benefits. Fluoridation should be halted pending a new Congressional hearing and any legislation that may result from it.
I look forward to learning if you will sponsor and/or support this urgently needed Congressional Hearing on Fluoridation.
Your Constituant, John Doe 123 Main Street Staten Island, NY 10314
Ask Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Fluoridated "Nursery Water" for Infants
On November 9, 2006, the nation's leading fluoride advocate, theAmerican Dental Association(ADA), issued analertadvising parents to avoid fluoridated water when reconstituting infant formula. According to the ADA, babies consuming fluoridated water are at high risk for developingdental fluorosis(a tooth defect that can result in staining and sometimes corrosion of enamel). The advice, however, has gone largely unheeded. Nursery Water, the nation's leading fluoridated water for babies still markets its product nationwide at Wal-Mart and other major retailers. Help us stop this unsafe practice bysigningthisonline letter to Wal-Mart.
Ask your local bookstore/library to carry "The Fluoride Deception"
In May of 2004, the much-anticipated bookThe Fluoride Deceptionby Chris Bryson was released. The book, published bySeven Stories Press, is an eye-opening, page-turning, and meticulously researched expose of the history and politics of fluoride. A must read for anyone interested in fluoride issues.Order a copyfor yourself and request your nearby bookstore/library to order copies as well. (NOTE: Due to shortage of funds, some libraries may not be able to purchase the book. If this is the case in your area, please consider donating a copy to the library. It would certainly be a wonderful contribution to your community.)
Tell your friends and family
There should be no underestimating the power of word-of-mouth communication. Tell your friends and family about what you have learned concerning fluoride. Let them know that thebenefitshave been greatly exaggerated and therisksignored; that the vast majority ofwestern Europehas rejected water fluoridation and yet has experienced thesame decline in tooth decayas the US; that the scientists and professionals atEPA's Headquarters Unionin Washington DC have recently called for a "national moratorium" on fluoridation; and thatmore than 70 US communitieshave rejected fluoridation since 1999.
Ask your local grocery stores to provide a non-fluoride toothpaste alternative
Many grocery stores and pharmacies these days only carry fluoridated toothpastes. This in turn deprives many consumers of the choice to not use fluoride.
Ask your local grocery stores and pharmacies to provide a non-fluoride alternative. If the store at first ignores your request, start a customer petition. The more customers a store hears from the greater likelihood they will change their policy.