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U.S. Government Walks Back Fluoride Recommendation
For the first time in more than 50 years, the federal government has recommended lowering the level of fluoride in drinking water. In April of this year, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) admitted that current fluoride levels (which they have long promoted as safe) have damaged children’s teeth. Because of the large increase in dental fluorosis (41% of teenagers), HHS says that water fluoride levels should be lowered to not exceed 0.7 mg/L (most California communities use a range between 0.7 – 1.5 mg/L).
As the summer winds down, we want to provide an update as to what the team at Clean Water California has been working on in recent months.
Fluorosis Warnings For Infants
Infant formula fluoride warnings have finally hit the Bay Area! Members of Clean Water California were successful in convincing San Francisco and East Bay water municipalities to add a fluorosis warning to annual water quality statements. The language is quite guarded (naturally, health departments are worried about lawsuits and losing credibility) but infant formula fluorosis warnings are an important first step in raising public awareness about the detrimental health effects of water fluoridation.Read more
-PETICION PARA LA LEGISLATURA DEL ESTADO DE CALIFORNIA -
Las firmas que a continuación aparecen se oponen a que se agreguen químicos de fluoración en nuestro abastecimiento de agua.
Existe información de amplios estudios en Estados Unidos y de la Organización Mundial de la Salud que demuestran que ingerir agua fluorada no reduce la carie dental. Apoyamos por otro lado, dando estrategias comprobadas a favor de la salud oral:
Ingerir fluoruro pone a muchos en riesgo, especialmente a los bebés, personas mayores y personas con diabetes. Los químicos utilizados en la fluoración permanecen en ambas,
agua reciclada y agua del drenaje, contaminando así el agua del subsuelo, granjas y criaderos de peces.
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Eliminar el Mandato de la Fluoración del agua - Cambiar de Mandato a Opción
Buena nutrición, educación, acceso a cuidado dental. Deje de dar crédito a la fluoración por los resultados que se dan del cepillado de dientes con dentrífico con fluoruro, una opción más segura que otorga algo de beneficios.
El medicamento que no es dosificado es mala política y no Permitan a los debería considerarse. Otorguen el derecho que nos corresponde de tomar nuestras propias opciones de ingerir el agua con fluoruro que es un riesgo.
Ciudadanos de California a aplicar al Principio de la Precaución, si hay duda, déjarlo fuera. Finalice con este mandato sobre la fluoración del agua:
Cambie de Mandato a Opción, y regresen el control y el poder de elegir a las comunidades del estado de California.
Clean Water California ~ Davis Citizens Against Fluoridation ~ Clean Water Sonoma-Marin
~ Traducción de Edith Garciduenas
Last March hundreds of our supporters from across the Bay Area gathered to March and Rally to End Water Fluoridation practices in California. We are deeply grateful to the expert leadership that joined us at the March and Rally in San Francisco.
Many thanks to Michael Connett (Fluoride Action Network), Dr. Richard Kunin (Society for Orthomolecular Health Medicine), Bill Osmunson, MPH, DDS, Arlene Goetze (No Toxins for Children), Dawna Gallagher (Clean Water Sonoma-Marin), Henry Rodriguez (LULAC), Jacques Durant (Sierra Club), and Michael LeVesque (Vitamin Express). Thank you to everyone who came out and made the event such a success.
Now we need to keep our momentum front and center and continue to educate and empower local residents about the risk of fluoride in our drinking water.
We will be rolling out our plans for the remainder of the year and encouraging everyone to step up and take on a role in our campaign to end the toxic practice of fluoridation in California.
Our goal of ending fluoridation in California is actionable and realizable. We appreciate your ongoing support and a DONATION of any size will help us educate and empower more Californians.Read more
PETITION TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE:
- Eliminate the California Fluoridation Mandate -
- Change the Mandate to an Option -
We, the undersigned, oppose the forced addition of fluoridation chemicals to our water supply. Recent large U.S. studies and World Health Organization data show that drinking fluoridated water does NOT reduce tooth decay. Instead, we support proven strategies for oral health: good nutrition, education, access to dental care. STOP giving credit to water fluoridation for the results of brushing teeth with fluoridated toothpaste, a safer option that provides some benefit. Swallowing fluoride puts many at risk, especially babies, elders and diabetics. Fluoridation chemicals remain in both recycled water and wastewater, contaminating groundwater, farms and fisheries. Very low concentrations of fluoride in streams and rivers can inhibit salmon reproduction. One-size-fits-all medication is bad public policy and should NOT be required.
Allow California residents to apply the Precautionary Principle: When in doubt, leave it out.
Give us the legal right to make our own choices about drinking controversial, risky fluoridated water. End the California fluoridation mandate:
Change the California fluoridation mandate to an option, and return choice and control to California communities.
Sponsored by Clean Water Sonoma-Marin, Davis Citizens Against Fluoridation and Clean Water California
The tide is turning on water fluoridation. Ride the wave and join us for the second annual "March for Clean Water" Rally on 3/22/14 in San Francisco to accelerate the end of public water fluoridation in the Bay Area!Read more
So, what exactly are they putting into our water in California anyway? Is it naturally occurring calcium fluoride? Is it the pharmaceutical grade fluoride found in our dentists’ office? Nope!Read more
Interested in the scientific literature on fluoridation? Here are a few great resources.
For those of you that live in Marin or Sonoma county:
Reach out to Clean Water Sonoma Marin. Check out their Facebook page. And make sure to sign the Petition to Discontinue Fluoridating the Drinking Water in Marin County California.
Live in the East Bay? Sign the EBMUD change.org petition to stop fluoridation here.
In this full length video produced by the Fluoride Action Network, respected professional researchers, scientists, and health practitioners openly discuss their experience and opinions concerning the adverse health effects and ethical problems associated with the public health policy of water fluoridation.Read more