From the December 2007 Idaho Observer:
Fluoride Alert! Schwarzenegger's California mandates fluoridation as grassroots campaigns all over the nation force removal of the neurotoxic industrial byproduct from drinking water
Schwarzenegger's California mandates fluoridation as grassroots campaigns all over the nation force removal of the neurotoxic industrial byproduct from drinking water
In 1995, California Governor Pete Wilson signed Assembly Bill 733, an order that all of California's water districts with over 10,000 service connections were to be fluoridated—as funds became available. Since it was an unfunded mandate, probably signed to satisfy the pro-fluoride lobby (organized dentistry, aluminum producers and phosphate fertilizer manufacturers), water commissioners throughout the state generally ignored the order. Then, on August 28, 2004, the California legislature passed a bill, later signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger, mandating the fluoridation of California water.
On December 4, water districts throughout the San Diego area began fluoridating per California law.
Though the FDA won't approve it and the EPA is opposed to it, water fluoridation is billed as an excellent way to prevent tooth decay though there is little actual evidence to support the claim and at least half of those in a given area are opposed to water fluoridation due to its known toxicity and its adverse effects on health. Regardless, those who want fluoride can get as much as they want from their dentist; there is no public health imperative served by water fluoridation. On the other hand, vitamin C is proven to prevent illnesses, but there has never been a mandate for vitamin C being added to municipal water supplies.
So why is the California legislature, the California governor and various lobbies with influence over government policy so insistent that every California resident be systemically-exposed to fluoride?
The most compelling reason is that various fluorines accumulate in huge quantities as a byproduct of the "vital" industries of organophosphate fertilizer, fissile material and aluminum production. Fluorines are so corrosive and so toxic that disposing of them properly per EPA regulations is cost prohibitive. The only answer is to dilute it in water and spread it all over the land and allow it to concentrate in plant and animal tissue.
Since 1990, hundreds of communities have rejected water fluoridation, yet the campaign to fluoridate us all never goes away. It is time for us to change that. Read the Fluoride Deception (see page 21) and visit the website at www.fluoridealert.org. Become confident with the material and get ready; there is a growing movement to abolish this horrible public health policy once and for all—and it needs your help.
"[I]n recent years, when towns and cities across the country have held voter referenda on fluoridation, its use has been rejected about half the time."
~Chemical & Engineering News, September 4, 2006
"While city councils and water boards tend to fluoridate when they have the power, the electorate is far more divided. Over the past five years, the practice was voted down in 38 of 79 referendums, from Modesto, Calif., to Worcester, Mass."
~TIME Magazine, October 24, 2005
"In about 60% of 2000 referenda held in the U.S. since 1950, fluoridation has been voted down."
~Chemical & Engineering News August 1, 1988
"The big cities in the United States were mostly fluoridated by executive action in such a way as to avoid public referenda."
~James M. Dunning, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1984
"The fact that nearly 3 out of every 5 communities which vote on the issue have rejected fluoridation, year after year, does in all likelihood represent a collective judgment on the part of the public that, when all things are considered, fluoridation is not an acceptable public health measure."
~Edward Groth III, PhD Dissertation, Stanford University, May 1973
"Avoid a referendum. The statistics are that 3 out of 4 fluoridation referenda fail."
~Susan Allen, RDH, BS Fluoridation Coordinator, Public Health Dental Program, State Health Office, Florida. May 7, 1990.
(Compiled by the Fluoride Action Network www.fluoridealert.org)
Americans are waking up and revolution is in the air. Therefore, we can expect the nationwide campaign to fluoridate the water will become a priority. Why? Nazi scientists discovered in WWII that fluoridated people are more docile and sickly. Evidence that the campaign has already begun is, ironically, surfacing in Governor Schwarzenegger's California.
Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to educate our people so that no one dares to be the water district functionary poisoning our minds with fluoride. By February, 2008, The IO will have published the long-overdue Fluoride Alert! to advance the education process. Stay tuned.