Over 50 years ago, on the recommendation of scientists working for the Public Health Service, many U.S. cities began adding a chemical known as fluoride to their water supplies. The scientists promised that fluoride would give children strong, cavity-free teeth. It would particularly help economically disadvantaged children, they said, by making a nutritious diet and good oral hygiene unnecessary for sound dental health. And, they insisted, in the very small amounts administered — about one part per million — it would be perfectly safe.
Today we know better. Proper nutrition and oral hygiene are the key to healthy teeth, as they always have been. There are no short cuts. There is no overall difference in dental health between fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities. And, far from being harmless, fluoride is extremely toxic. Stored up in the body over time, it displaces necessary elements like calcium and iodine, disrupting bone, glandular, and even brain function.
• In 2001, the federal center for disease control (CDC) admitted
that any benefits of fluoride come from topical application
(as in brushing with fluoridated toothpaste) not from ingestion.
• In 2006, both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American
Dental Association (ADA) admitted that fluoridated water is
harmful to infants and warned against using it in baby formula.
IT’S TIME TO PUT A STOP TO WATER FLUORIDATION.
Let your Mayor and Councilmembers know how you feel!
Lee Leffingwell, Mayor: Tel. 974-2250
Mike Martinez: Tel. 974-2264 Laura Morrison: Tel. 974-2258
Chris Riley: Tel. 974-2260 Bill Spelman: Tel. 974-2256
Sheryl Cole: Tel. 974-2266 Randi Shade: Tel. 974-2255