It’s interesting I started my campaign for mayor at about the same time federal government agencies have started to backtrack on the recommended amount of “safe” fluoride (really hydrofluorosilicic acid, a toxic waste) they recommend we dump into our water supply. Are you starting to feel that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is kind of shooting in the dark, they’re not really quite sure, and we’re their guinea pigs while they plan to continue to monitor and modify the “optimum” levels in the future? What started at 1.2 to 1.0 ppm as the “safe” level is now at 0.7 ppm. Will this lower level be enough to hide the obvious evidence, namely dental fluorosis:
“On Monday, the HHS admitted that the fluoride levels, which they promoted and encouraged as safe, has damaged children’s teeth. Because of the huge increase in dental fluorosis (white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth) in 41% of young teenagers, HHS says that water fluoride levels should be lowered to 0.7 mg/L (formerly most communities used 1 mg/L while the guideline was 0.7 – 1.2 mg/L) and in ten years they’ll check children’s teeth to see if they were right about this new level.”
while the less obvious effects, i.e.:
- Reduction in children’s IQ
- Increased ADHD in children
- Blacks disproportionately harmed by fluorides and fluoridated water
- Poisoning of horses
- Fluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain
remain hidden? And your level is completely unregulated, of course, because that’s just the dose they put in. Your personal daily dosage depends on how much water you drink, which is why, whenever I ask someone, “how much fluoride did you get from your water today?”, I am always met with a blank blinking gaze – no one drinking unfiltered city water can honestly answer that question. Sadly, most have been conditioned from birth to think it’s safe, it’s always been there, and just don’t give it much thought.
If you do the research and feel any added fluoride is a problem, spread the word. Here’s our chance to accomplish something which has proven very difficult to do in other cities.