On February 7th, in a 3-2 vote, Crescent City, City Council voted to reduce the fluoride levels down to .7 ppm.
Currently 66% of the American population ingest fluoride. The most popular type of fluoride added to the drinking water is called fluosilicic acid or hydrofluosilicic acid, a toxic industrial waste product. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day at .7 ppm equals more than enough to create damage to the human body over time.
If you read the paperwork from Mosaic, the company that produces hydrofluosilicic acid, you will see that Section XVI is their Disclaimer: In part under OTHER INFORMATION: …. "NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IS TO BE IMPLIED REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION, THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION OR THE PRODUCT, THE SAFETY OF THIS PRODUCT, OR THE HAZARDS RELATED TO IT’S USE." Further, "This information and product are furnished on the condition that the person receiving them shall make their own determination as to suitability of the product for their particular purpose and on the condition that they assume the risk of their use thereof." (Underline and italics added).
On February 5, 2007 the Gatineau City Council (Canada) voted 16-2 against fluoridating their city’s water saying, "…there was a lack of scientific consensus about the benefits…."
February 7, 2007 in Vercheres, Canada, voted to end fluoridation. The fluoride was turned off February 8th.
Also, on February 7th, Yellow Springs Village, Ohio voted 3-1 to end 50 years of fluoridation.
After 20 years of water fluoridation, Calgary, Canada’s councilors voted it out. Calgary’s metropolitan area has over 1 million people. Particularly helpful in informing their people is the Calgary Herald newspaper. In an article dated February 9, 2011 they state that, "In 2004, British forensic ecologist Douglas W. Cross and Robert J. Carton, a risk assessment manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, forcefully argued that fluoridation is a violation of medical ethics and human rights." Administering fluoride to large populations "without informed consent or supervision by a qualified medical practitioner, fluoridation fails the test of reliability and specificity."
Over the last 2 years, people of the public have consistently been relating information, test data, DVD’s, etc to the Crescent City, City Council. Is the City in a financial position to "assume the risk" associated with the health problems and drinking fluoridated water?