Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Councillor Tim Tierney
Ward # # 11 – Beacon Hill-Cyrville
c/o City Hall – City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
(Also to the Mayor and all other 22 Councillors, individually addressed – delivered by hand to City Hall for distribution)
Dear Councillor Tierney
I trust you and those you hold dear are in good health.
Please consider the following important considerations that require that you do due diligence.
Health Canada ‘s Chief Dental Officer of Health — admits a lifetime of swallowing fluoridated water results in less than one cavity reduction per person — also corroborated by Statistics Canada.
Health Canada and the US Centers for Disease Control concede — swallowing fluoridated water has very little effect on reducing dental caries.
For decades, Health Canada and others — said fluoridation is ‘natural’, like calcium fluoride in groundwater — while remaining silent on the industrial toxic waste actually being used to fluoridate.
Hydrofluorosilicic acid is a contaminant — it’s a fluorosilicate that also contains numerous other trace co-contaminants.
Health Canada has finally been forced to admit — it does not conduct toxicology studies on fluorosilicates.
Health Canada has also been forced to admit — human health harm toxicology research has never been conducted on hydrofluorosilicic acid.
Health Canada further admits — hydrofluorosilicic is not regulated under Canada ‘s Food & Drug Act — nor is it currently regulated under Canada ‘s Natural Health Product Regulations.
United States Centers for Disease Control says — while it promotes fluoridation policy, it does not determine safe levels of ‘fluoride’ in drinking water and disavows any responsibility for its use.
Ontario’s Safe Drinking Water Act subscribes to NSF Standard 60 for fluoridation chemical ‘certification’. — Remarkable, when NSF Standard 60 does nothing to determine whether hydrofluorosilicic acid is safe or effective for human consumption.
Moreover, National Sanitation Foundation has stated it shall not incur obligations, liability, or damages pertaining to the use, interpretation, or reliance upon Standard 60.
Ontario’s Safe Drinking Water Act (OSDWA) exists to ensure drinking water remains safe, and without health hazards.
OSDWA Section 19, coming into effect January 1st, 2013, raises a new standard of care, extending it to municipal councils. Council members are to be accountable and personally liable for what they permit into the drinking water system. This may also entrain personal liability to the MOH.
OSDWA Section 20 (1) indicates nothing is allowed into the drinking water system if it could result in a drinking water health hazard.
OSDWA Section 20 (2)(b) is often used to defend water fluoridation as a statutory authority, then pointing to the Ontario Fluoridation Act.
OSDWA Section 20(3) points out dilution is no defence when adding something into the drinking water system, which could (not will, not shall, not does) result in a drinking water health hazard.
Section 166 resolves how conflict between Acts must be handled, whereby the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act prevails over any other Act, unless the other Act expressly states it prevails.
The Ontario Fluoridation Act does not expressly state it prevails over Ontario’s Safe Drinking Water Act — therefore, Ontario ’s Safe Drinking Water Act prevails and overrides the Fluoridation Act.
Ontario’s Fluoridation Act only pertains to a fluoridation system, equipment, materials and compound for releasing fluoride ions into drinking water. It remains silent on what chemical compound a municipality should consider.
Ontario’s Fluoridation Act also remains silent on ‘why’ we release fluoride ions into any drinking water system. Decidedly, the intent is “compulsory preventive medication of the inhabitants.”
In 1957, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled fluoridating municipal drinking water to be a “compulsory preventive medication of the inhabitants”… and further ruled that current statutory provisions would need to be changed to confer this intention — before Ontario councils could pass by-laws to fluoridate.
Ontario’s Safe Drinking Water Act is about treating drinking water, not treating the inhabitants.
And… subsequent to this 1957 Supreme Court of Canada ruling, we have never subjected fluoridation chemicals to drug testing, drug trials, or drug approvals.
Presently, municipal councils still hold ultimate authority on whether or not to fluoridate.
In that regard, council is all that protects citizens, and all that protects itself.
While much about municipal water fluoridation and fluoridation chemicals remains unlegislated and unregulated — councils and municipalities remain clearly legislated and tightly regulated.
We are sympathetic as to the position this places municipal councils in — and we are prepared to field any questions you might have, and offer any assistance you may require of us
On behalf of Cof-Cof – http://cof-cof.ca/
Canadians Opposed to Fluoridation – Canadiens Opposés à la Fluoration
1385 Matheson Rd
Ottawa, K1J 8B5
613-747-7157 — text only: 613-852-8692
http://ffo-olf.org/ — Rich.Hudon@ffo-olf.org
Fluoridation cessation is necessary for health improvements. Let’s get fluoride out of our tap water.