NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011
On January 18, 2011, NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. introduced legislation (Int 0463-2011) “prohibiting the addition of fluoride to the water supply.” Today five additional NYC Council Members co-sponsored the bill (Council Members Cabrera, Crowley, Foster, Williams and Halloran.)
Fluoride chemicals are added to NYC’s water in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay.
Vallone writes on his website, “There is a growing body of evidence that fluoride does more harm than good.”
Recently, two federal government agencies admitted that US children are fluoride-overdosed and it’s ruining their teeth and may be damaging their bones. (1) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that over 41% of adolescents suffer with dental fluorosis – white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth – 4% of it severe. (2) Both the CDC and the American Dental Association advise that infant formula NOT be mixed with fluoridated water, but do little to educate the public about this dire warning.
More than 3,450 professionals (including 299 dentists) urge that fluoridation be stopped citing scientific evidence that fluoridation is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluoridealert.org/statement.august.2007.html
Eleven US EPA unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals are calling for a moratorium on fluoridation.
Attorney Paul Beeber, President, NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation says, “It’s a rare legislator who’s willing to speak the truth about such a controversial issue, not for his own benefit but for the good of his constituents. Most government officials cling to outdates endorsements, baseless government pronouncements and fear of organized dentistry’s power and money. Vallone and the Council Members who support his bill are New York treasures.”
Vallone writes, “It’s time for an intelligent discussion to be had on this controversial practice. I believe after that occurs, most people will support NYC using the ‘Precautionary Principle,’ which says, if in doubt, leave it out.”
New Yorkers can be their own heroes and improve their own health by contacting their Council Member and Health Committee members to support Vallone’s legislation here: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2477/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5468
Non-residents can voice their concern here: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2477/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5469
NYS Department of Health statistics show NO benefit from fluoridated water. See: http://www.freewebs.com/fluoridation/chart.htm
Studies show high tooth decay rates in NYC populations studied, despite decades of fluoridation. See: http://www.freewebs.com/fluoridation/fluoridationfailsnewyork.htm
Fluoridations cost NYC approximately $25 million in 2008. See: http://www.scribd.com/doc/18235930/NYC-Fluoridation-Costs-2008-Feb-2-2009-Letter-Page-1