Currently, the citizens of Austin are subject to forced medication. When the government adds “medicine” to the public drinking water without the informed consent of every citizen, something is terribly wrong.
Texans for Accountable Government, in alliance with Fluoride Free Austin, has been fighting the addition of fluorosilicic acid (aka fluoride) to Austin’s city water. Recent scientific studies show that the ingestion of fluoride causes dental fluorosis (white spotting and mottling of teeth) and can lead to brittle bones in the elderly as well as kidney dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, and bone cancer in young boys.
A year ago citizens spoke to the environmental board of the City Council about this issue, and the environmental board made an official recommendation that City Council put together an independent review group of local experts to investigate the costs and benefits of water fluoridation in Austin. To date, the City Council has not acted. We are currently lobbying the City Council to follow the recommendation of the environmental board and investigate water fluoridation.
Our most recent victory was with Austin Health and Human Services. Thanks to our efforts, Austin HHS’s website now warns that infants should not consume formula made with fluoridated water.