Heroic New York City Legislator Introduces Bill to Stop Fluoridation

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Apr 26, 2011, 6:30:52 PM4/26/11
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NEW YORK, Jan. 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.” Five additional NYC
Council Members have 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) The
Mayo Clinic, 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 3,500 professionals (including 300 dentists) urge that
fluoridation be stopped citing scientific evidence that fluoridation
is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement:

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 Most government officials cling to outdated
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

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

Fluoridation cost NYC approximately $25 million in 2008. See:



A July 2009 Journal of the American Dental Association research paper
reveals similar tooth decay rates regardless of water fluoride
content. However, fluoride-damaged teeth (dental fluorosis) rates
increased along with water fluoride levels, according to analysis by
Kathleen Thiessen, PhD, SENES Oak Ridge, Inc.

The Case Against Fluoride, a research-driven new book indicts
fluoridated water as unsafe to drink, wreaking havoc on the human body
– harming the brain, endocrine system, bones, teeth and kidneys.


1) New York Times January 11, 2011


2) Centers for Disease Control


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