The safe level for arsenic and mercury in food, water and beverages is zero. They are cancer causing. The safe level of lead is also set at zero because it is a known neurotoxin; the fluorine element that is part of the fluoride chemical used in water fluoridation is also a proven neurotoxin and has been known to cause cancer since 1988. Yet, a fluoride chemical containing those contaminants is being added to our water supply.
Let’s then understand the water fluoridation situation knowing the above. Our water treatment plant purifies the water from the Ottawa River to the point where it is drinkable, made potable as they say, using various expensive filtration and chemical processes, then once the water is purified, the water treatment plant adds an unapproved, untested and unregulated, highly hazardous, industrial toxic waste to it called hydrofluorosilicic acid as a fluoridation chemical that contains cancer causing chemicals and other toxic chemicals in it, claiming it has anti tooth decay properties without any objective, valid, substantiating evidence! Now that’s amazing! Actually, that’s plain reckless!
And, according to Health Canada regulations, it’s illegal. How can that be, when Health Canada medical bureaucrats themselves promote water fluoridation? Now that does not make sense. Something is very, very wrong here and needs to be fixed.
Therefore, I propose that the City of Ottawa adopt a resolution as follows:
WHEREAS the effectiveness of water fluoridation on oral and dental health has never been proven by legitimate, valid, unbiased, substantiated and objective research, and new reports from the York Review (British Dental Journal) and the Medical Research Council in U.K. demonstrate that adding a fluoride chemical to drinking water is ineffectiveness in preventing tooth decay;
AND WHEREAS Health Canada neither tests nor regulates the use of silicofluorides such as hydrofluorosilicic acid or its synonyms for use as medication in municipal water supplies;
AND WHEREAS fluoride chemicals have been shown to be harmful to some people, including diabetics, people with kidney disease, babies, the elderly, children and subgroups of the population as determined by the Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards, Fluoride in Drinking Water, 2006;
AND WHEREAS a medication without a doctor’s prescription is being given to an entire population, each member of which has not given his or her consent and each member’s need for which has not been identified;
AND WHEREAS it is unethical to medicate anyone without their consent as predicated by recognized medical and pharmaceutical protocol;
AND WHEREAS over 99% of the city’ water is not used for human consumption, therefore over 99% of the medicinal chemical used as tooth medicine and all associated tax dollars are thus wasted;
AND WHEREAS it has been conclusively shown that the hydrofluorosilicic acid used in water fluoridation contains Lead, cancer causing chemicals such as Mercury, Fluorine, Arsenic, Uranium 238 and other toxic chemicals;
AND WHEREAS the U.S. EPA and Health Canada have no empirical scientific data on the effects of fluosilicic acid (a.k.a. hydrofluorosilicic acid) or sodium silicofluoride (a.k.a. sodium hexafluorosilicate) on health and behaviour;
AND WHEREAS the U.S. EPA has an outstanding ban on fluorosilicates such as the hydrofluorosilicic acid used to fluoridate Ottawa’s water supply because it’s an industrial toxic contaminant;
AND WHEREAS an NRC Canada report dated 1977 shows beyond any doubt that fluoride chemicals produced adverse health effects on some individuals and on farm animals exposed to or ingesting fluoride chemicals;
AND WHEREAS eleven U.S. EPA employee unions representing over 7,000 environmental and public health professionals of the Civil Service have called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs in the U.S.A.;
AND WHEREAS two EPA scientists have confirmed that the safety standards for water fluoridation in America are based on fraudulent science;
AND WHEREAS there are no toxicological or human studies on hydrofluorosilicic acid that prove that it is safe to use as required by Health Canada regulations;
AND WHEREAS over 3800 professionals worldwide, from dozens of professions, have signed a professional statement rejecting the practice of water fluoridation;
AND WHEREAS the vast majority of European countries reject water fluoridation outright on various legitimate grounds;
AND WHEREAS waste water purification treatment plants can not remove fluoride chemicals, and the resulting fluoride contained therein is released into our waterways;
AND WHEREAS fluoride is toxic and bio-accumulative and we now have conclusive proof of adverse consequences of it on plants and wildlife;
AND WHEREAS fluoridated water is not a necessary health measure for those who practice good oral health measures and that there are much more effective and less costly methods for the people who need it such as education in schools and the distribution of toothbrushes;
AND WHEREAS fluoridated water is not a necessary health measure for those who have lost their teeth and for infants who do not yet have teeth in their mouths;
AND WHEREAS the cessation or absence of fluoridation has never resulted in any adverse health effects or any increase in dental decay;
AND WHEREAS it can cost approximately of $20,000 per patient to repair tooth fluorosis over the lifetime of any particular individual and that over 40% of children between the ages of 12 and 15 in North America suffer from this disease;
AND WHEREAS The American Medical Association prior to 1945 had always validly presented fluoride chemicals as proscribed for human use due to recognized adverse health effects;
AND WHEREAS all of the above statements can be verified from reliable sources;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Ottawa, for the protection of the health of its residents, hereby declares a moratorium on fluoridation of its drinking water effective immediately until valid, objective and reliable proof is obtained contrary to all of the assertions in this resolution.
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Richard Hudon, Fluoridation-Free Ottawa, http://ffo-olf.org/.