From Fluoride Action Network: FLUORIDEALERT.ORG – October 12, 2016 (edited)
- National Academy of Sciences Petition — We have it on good authority, that the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is still struggling to respond to Erin Brockovich’s April 2015 letter demanding Congress, NAS, and IOM/HMD start paying attention to 21st century science on fluoride. (*You can view the basic argument of her 24 page letter below including the name of the person being put on notice which included their board members.)
- Healdsburg, California – Residents will be voting in November on ballot question T, which if approved (with a “Yes” vote), will require the city council to suspend fluoridation (1) if the manufacturer supplying the fluoridation chemicals cannot provide an accurate list of contaminants in each batch, (2) toxicological data on the additive, and (3) a written statement verifying the chemical’s safety for ingestion by all water consumers, once introduced into the water supply. (Note by Editor; Donna Westfall: We – Crescent City – helped them on this one.)
- Kennebunk, Maine – Voters in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Ogunquit, Arundel, and portions of Biddeford and York, Maine will have the opportunity to end fluoridation on election day in November. The water district has come out in opposition to adding fluoride additives, and a campaign has been organized to win the ballot vote.
- Fluoride Expert in Ontario — World-Renowned scientist Dr. A.K. Susheela, PhD, FASc, F.A.M.S., will be speaking in Oakville, Ontario on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 on the “Harmful Effects of Fluoride on Human Health”.
- Patton Borough, Pennsylvania — Another town has continued the growing trend of ending fluoridation due to the corrosion and metal leaching caused by the chemical additive. According to Borough water engineer David Cunningham, of Keller Engineers, “because Patton has older water lines, the added fluorosilicic acid seemed to be loosening sediment and causing corrosion. ‘The fear is that you’re going to raise lead and copper levels,’ he said. The notice added that the fluoride also seemed to be increasing the water’s iron content.”
- Mackay, Australia — FAN would like to congratulate the residents of Mackay, especially the hard-working and brilliant fluoride-free campaigners, who made this vote and victory possible! Prior to voting 6-5 to end fluoridation, the city council held forums, debates, public hearings, and did their own extensive research. They also conducted a survey that found a majority of residents–46% opposed versus 39% in favor–wanted an end to the practice and felt “very concerned” about the negative impact fluoride could have on their health. Since the state of Queensland ended their fluoridation mandate in 2012, numerous councils have removed fluoride chemicals from their public water systems, including Cairns, Rockhampton, and Gladstone regional councils. Now, only 24 of Queensland’s 77 councils still artificially fluoridate their drinking water.
- *TO: Audrey Byrd Mosley as Registered Agent, National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine 2101 Constitutional Ave NW Suite NAS210 Washington, DC 20418
- FROM: Erin Brockovich
- This letter serves as a formal notification to the IOM and NAS leadership, you as registered agent for the NAS, and the Food & Nutrition board members personally of two issues:
- I. Failure to maintain the ‘DRI: Elements’ table with current and accurate information reflective of the science on fluoride, some of which was provided by Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water for the 2006 National Research Council.
- II. Failure to warn the government and public of the health risks fluoride ingestion poses to the young, elderly, and those with health conditions.