Welcome to fluoridefreegrandrapids.com. This website is dedicated to helping Grand Rapids get the fluoride (hydrofluorosilicic acid) out of our drinking water. There’s plenty of information under the fluoride tab if you’re interested in the effects of fluoride on health. And these effects aren’t happening to someone else, they’re happening to YOU! Or to get started you can just click a link below to see a related article on fluoride you’re interested in:
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I just wrote some comments similar to your information here in a response to a survey by Grand Rapids Water Treatment Environmental Services. Hope it does some good to get more support to make this change.
You may want to learn a bit about fluoridation in Grand Rapids and write about it. If you can find an old copy of “Fluoridation” by Isabel Jansen you will read that heart death rates in Grand Rapids were much higher than the state average after fluoridation. Grand Rapids got a federal grant for $5,000 to try and figure out why their heart death rate was so much higher. That was a lot of money back then. The same thing happened in Isabel’s home town of Antigo Wisconsin. Antigo went from a way below average heart death rate to way over after fluoridation. And heart death rates went way over average in Newburg NY, another of the trial cities like Grand Rapids. And heart problems showed up in zoo animals after they got fluoridated water.
This was when few people were exposed to this toxin, and few had ever gotten the kind of sustained dosing that fluoridation gives. The negative effects could be clearly seen, but of course there were denials and searches for something else to blame it on. And you probably won’t find anything official written about the 1984 fluoridation chemical spill that happen in your city.
There was a candidate for Mayor of GR, who ran on getting the fluoride out of the water. I wish he would run again.
Aloha from Hawaii. I need your help. I am looking for a clear print article published in Grand Rapids Herald on July 28, around 1950 or 1951 titled WHY IS GR’S DEATH RATE ABOVE REST OF STATE’S? If the newspaper is no longer in business, it might be available in library archives.
The other thing is the article mentions a study to determine why the rates were above. Did anyone ever find a followup study from your Health Department. There should be a copy somewhere since they received $5,000 to conduct the study.
In Hawaii, I and a group of us have been fighting this issue for over 20 years. Fortunately, we were successful in stopping them, I suspect mainly because our capital is in Honolulu with access to research info versus some remote city away from major populated areas. Being a charter city, we were successful in passing a county pure water bill that prohibited adding any chemical to drinking water to treat people, but also included a backup clause that should State law mandate it, chemical must meet very strict, common sense, criteria for quality and safety. No existing fluoridation chemical would meet this criteria. If you want a copy, send me your email. I have worked with Dr. Connett and FAN for several years. Mahalo.
Did anyone obtain a copy of the $5000 Federal Grant study to determine why there was an increased in death rates for Grand Rapids? Please send me one if you have it.