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Grange Resolution Opposing Fluoridation

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  • Lauren Ayers
    Dear Friends, Last night the Sonoma Valley Grange voted to send this Resolution to the State Grange Convention (in Sebastopol this October), where it can be
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 24, 2013
      Dear Friends,

      Last night the Sonoma Valley Grange voted to send this Resolution to the State Grange Convention (in Sebastopol this October), where it can be considered as a statewide resolution (there are two other Stop Fluoride Resolutions, including one from the Windsor Grange-- note that Windsor and Healdsburg are the only towns with fluoridation in the county).

      Please share this with friends and neighbors so they can see why it is important to speak up before the county supervisors vote, probably in January!  I've included some additional info at the bottom that wasn't in the Resolution (which is still too long!) because some of those points may interest you more.

      Ciao,
      Lauren


      Resolution to Sonoma County Supervisors from the Sonoma Valley Grange

      Whereas fluoridation of the public water supply takes away a person’s choice about consuming this particular medication, requiring anyone who wants fluoride-free water to buy expensive reverse osmosis or distillation equipment, or haul water home from super market filtration systems, 

      Whereas sewage treatment plants pass 98% of the fluoride into the water table where it  builds up in the exoskeletons of insects that fish eat, causing health issues for fish at levels of 0.2 ppm (water would be fluoridated at 0.7 to 1 ppm),

      Whereas the fluorosilicic acid proposed as the water additive is not the pharmaceutical grade product used in dental offices but is derived from scrubbers atop smokestacks at super phosphate plants, and also contains arsenic, lead, radon, mercury, cadmium and other contaminants that would also be ingested by residents or released with the treated water, 

      Whereas the Grange supports traditionally-grown foods that are pesticide-free, and GMO-free, yet fluoride is the main ingredient of pesticides like Di-Con and Cryolite, 

      Whereas AB733 (which requires fluoridation) is an unfunded mandate to all local water districts to fluoridate, which prevents local decision-making,

      Whereas the first rule of medicine is “Do no harm” and the Precautionary Principal states that even if there isn’t clear proof of harm, common sense calls for using the safest methods first, such as making sure children get less sugar (each meal supplies about ¼ cup!) and more vitamin D from sunshine (well-known for building strong bones and teeth yet 80% of our kids are too low),

      Whereas fluoridation is malpractice because it the only medication delivered via the public water supply, with widely varying dose per person depending on a person’s water consumption, 

      Whereas impacts of fluoridation differ widely, depending on age, and health-- both the CDC and ADA advise parents of babies under 6 months to avoid fluoridated tap water,

      Whereas dialysis patients are warned not to drink fluoridated tap water, as are many diabetics, 

      Whereas those who want fluoridation could be provided with treatments (topical application has been scientifically shown to slightly reduce decay, but there is no scientific evidence that ingesting fluoride makes any difference) at less cost than future lawsuits from people who suffer harm from fluoridated water,

      Whereas the Grange is a grassroots organization that supports local decisions, as does the Sierra Club, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and African American leaders like Andrew Young,

      Whereas when fluoridated water is used in cooking the fluoride concentrates due to evaporation of water, small local food businesses would be selling products with higher-than-recommended levels of fluoride,

      Therefore the Sonoma Valley Grange opposes the state imposing fluoridation on communities; let them decide for themselves!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


      Further points of interest that were not used in the Resolution:

      1. Fluorosilicic acid is 80 times more reactive than the natural calcium fluoride that occurs in the earth’s crust.  http://www.dancingwithwater.com/articles/how-to-remove-fluoride-from-water/

      2. There is no such thing as fluoride deficiency,’ but tens of thousands have been poisoned by fluoride.

      3. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) never approved any fluoride product designed for ingestion as safe or effective.

      4. Currently 41% of American teens suffer fluorosis (white or tan spots on their teeth) which indicates weakened enamel. 

      5. Only 2% of Europe fluoridates because there such decisions are made by impartial health experts rather than elected officials.

      6. Children in cities fluoridated for decades have no less dental decay than children than cities that do not.

      7. The alleged 30% drop in decay from fluoridation is not true because, as the WHO graph shows, all around the world decay is going at the same rate regardless of if the nation is fluoridated or not. [http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/01/an-overwhelming-number-of-scientific-studies-conclude-that-cavity-levels-are-falling-worldwide-even-in-countries-which-dont-fluoridate-water.html

      In short, “When in doubt, leave it out.” 
      (Citations can be found at FluorideAlert.org)


    • Amy Lofting
      Really, really nice Lauren. Thank you for all your efforts and thanks to the Grange on this. Amy ... Really, really nice Lauren. Thank you for all your efforts
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 24, 2013
        Really, really nice Lauren. Thank you for all your efforts and thanks to the Grange on this.

        Amy

        On Sep 24, 2013, at 12:03 PM, Lauren Ayers wrote:

         

        Dear Friends,

        Last night the Sonoma Valley Grange voted to send this Resolution to the State Grange Convention (in Sebastopol this October), where it can be considered as a statewide resolution (there are two other Stop Fluoride Resolutions, including one from the Windsor Grange-- note that Windsor and Healdsburg are the only towns with fluoridation in the county).

        Please share this with friends and neighbors so they can see why it is important to speak up before the county supervisors vote, probably in January!  I've included some additional info at the bottom that wasn't in the Resolution (which is still too long!) because some of those points may interest you more.

        Ciao,
        Lauren


        Resolution to Sonoma County Supervisors from the Sonoma Valley Grange

        Whereas fluoridation of the public water supply takes away a person’s choice about consuming this particular medication, requiring anyone who wants fluoride-free water to buy expensive reverse osmosis or distillation equipment, or haul water home from super market filtration systems, 

        Whereas sewage treatment plants pass 98% of the fluoride into the water table where it  builds up in the exoskeletons of insects that fish eat, causing health issues for fish at levels of 0.2 ppm (water would be fluoridated at 0.7 to 1 ppm),

        Whereas the fluorosilicic acid proposed as the water additive is not the pharmaceutical grade product used in dental offices but is derived from scrubbers atop smokestacks at super phosphate plants, and also contains arsenic, lead, radon, mercury, cadmium and other contaminants that would also be ingested by residents or released with the treated water, 

        Whereas the Grange supports traditionally-grown foods that are pesticide-free, and GMO-free, yet fluoride is the main ingredient of pesticides like Di-Con and Cryolite, 

        Whereas AB733 (which requires fluoridation) is an unfunded mandate to all local water districts to fluoridate, which prevents local decision-making,

        Whereas the first rule of medicine is “Do no harm” and the Precautionary Principal states that even if there isn’t clear proof of harm, common sense calls for using the safest methods first, such as making sure children get less sugar (each meal supplies about ¼ cup!) and more vitamin D from sunshine (well-known for building strong bones and teeth yet 80% of our kids are too low),

        Whereas fluoridation is malpractice because it the only medication delivered via the public water supply, with widely varying dose per person depending on a person’s water consumption, 

        Whereas impacts of fluoridation differ widely, depending on age, and health-- both the CDC and ADA advise parents of babies under 6 months to avoid fluoridated tap water,

        Whereas dialysis patients are warned not to drink fluoridated tap water, as are many diabetics, 

        Whereas those who want fluoridation could be provided with treatments (topical application has been scientifically shown to slightly reduce decay, but there is no scientific evidence that ingesting fluoride makes any difference) at less cost than future lawsuits from people who suffer harm from fluoridated water,

        Whereas the Grange is a grassroots organization that supports local decisions, as does the Sierra Club, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and African American leaders like Andrew Young,

        Whereas when fluoridated water is used in cooking the fluoride concentrates due to evaporation of water, small local food businesses would be selling products with higher-than-recommended levels of fluoride,

        Therefore the Sonoma Valley Grange opposes the state imposing fluoridation on communities; let them decide for themselves!

        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


        Further points of interest that were not used in the Resolution:

        1. Fluorosilicic acid is 80 times more reactive than the natural calcium fluoride that occurs in the earth’s crust.  http://www.dancingwithwater.com/articles/how-to-remove-fluoride-from-water/

        2. There is no such thing as fluoride deficiency,’ but tens of thousands have been poisoned by fluoride.

        3. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) never approved any fluoride product designed for ingestion as safe or effective.

        4. Currently 41% of American teens suffer fluorosis (white or tan spots on their teeth) which indicates weakened enamel. 

        5. Only 2% of Europe fluoridates because there such decisions are made by impartial health experts rather than elected officials.

        6. Children in cities fluoridated for decades have no less dental decay than children than cities that do not.

        7. The alleged 30% drop in decay from fluoridation is not true because, as the WHO graph shows, all around the world decay is going at the same rate regardless of if the nation is fluoridated or not. [http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/01/an-overwhelming-number-of-scientific-studies-conclude-that-cavity-levels-are-falling-worldwide-even-in-countries-which-dont-fluoridate-water.html

        In short, “When in doubt, leave it out.” 
        (Citations can be found at FluorideAlert.org)




      • Jenny Miller
        Great that the Grange is getting involved!  One  thing  could be improved, is where you say the grange supports local decisions, as do these other groups
        Message 3 of 4 , Sep 24, 2013
          Great that the Grange is getting involved!  One  thing  could be improved, is where you say the grange supports local decisions, as do these other groups like the sierra club.  That sentence does not make clear that the other groups are opposed to fluoridation.  At least i think that's what you were trying to say. Has the sierra club taken a position against? 
          jenny


          From: Lauren Ayers <lauren.sonoma@...>
          To: WAPFSantaRosa <WAPFSantaRosa@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:03 PM
          Subject: [WAPFSantaRosa] Grange Resolution Opposing Fluoridation

           
          Dear Friends,

          Last night the Sonoma Valley Grange voted to send this Resolution to the State Grange Convention (in Sebastopol this October), where it can be considered as a statewide resolution (there are two other Stop Fluoride Resolutions, including one from the Windsor Grange-- note that Windsor and Healdsburg are the only towns with fluoridation in the county).

          Please share this with friends and neighbors so they can see why it is important to speak up before the county supervisors vote, probably in January!  I've included some additional info at the bottom that wasn't in the Resolution (which is still too long!) because some of those points may interest you more.

          Ciao,
          Lauren


          Resolution to Sonoma County Supervisors from the Sonoma Valley Grange

          Whereas fluoridation of the public water supply takes away a person’s choice about consuming this particular medication, requiring anyone who wants fluoride-free water to buy expensive reverse osmosis or distillation equipment, or haul water home from super market filtration systems, 

          Whereas sewage treatment plants pass 98% of the fluoride into the water table where it  builds up in the exoskeletons of insects that fish eat, causing health issues for fish at levels of 0.2 ppm (water would be fluoridated at 0.7 to 1 ppm),

          Whereas the fluorosilicic acid proposed as the water additive is not the pharmaceutical grade product used in dental offices but is derived from scrubbers atop smokestacks at super phosphate plants, and also contains arsenic, lead, radon, mercury, cadmium and other contaminants that would also be ingested by residents or released with the treated water, 

          Whereas the Grange supports traditionally-grown foods that are pesticide-free, and GMO-free, yet fluoride is the main ingredient of pesticides like Di-Con and Cryolite, 

          Whereas AB733 (which requires fluoridation) is an unfunded mandate to all local water districts to fluoridate, which prevents local decision-making,

          Whereas the first rule of medicine is “Do no harm” and the Precautionary Principal states that even if there isn’t clear proof of harm, common sense calls for using the safest methods first, such as making sure children get less sugar (each meal supplies about ¼ cup!) and more vitamin D from sunshine (well-known for building strong bones and teeth yet 80% of our kids are too low),

          Whereas fluoridation is malpractice because it the only medication delivered via the public water supply, with widely varying dose per person depending on a person’s water consumption, 

          Whereas impacts of fluoridation differ widely, depending on age, and health-- both the CDC and ADA advise parents of babies under 6 months to avoid fluoridated tap water,

          Whereas dialysis patients are warned not to drink fluoridated tap water, as are many diabetics, 

          Whereas those who want fluoridation could be provided with treatments (topical application has been scientifically shown to slightly reduce decay, but there is no scientific evidence that ingesting fluoride makes any difference) at less cost than future lawsuits from people who suffer harm from fluoridated water,

          Whereas the Grange is a grassroots organization that supports local decisions, as does the Sierra Club, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and African American leaders like Andrew Young,

          Whereas when fluoridated water is used in cooking the fluoride concentrates due to evaporation of water, small local food businesses would be selling products with higher-than-recommended levels of fluoride,

          Therefore the Sonoma Valley Grange opposes the state imposing fluoridation on communities; let them decide for themselves!

          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


          Further points of interest that were not used in the Resolution:

          1. Fluorosilicic acid is 80 times more reactive than the natural calcium fluoride that occurs in the earth’s crust.  http://www.dancingwithwater.com/articles/how-to-remove-fluoride-from-water/

          2. There is no such thing as fluoride deficiency,’ but tens of thousands have been poisoned by fluoride.

          3. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) never approved any fluoride product designed for ingestion as safe or effective.

          4. Currently 41% of American teens suffer fluorosis (white or tan spots on their teeth) which indicates weakened enamel. 

          5. Only 2% of Europe fluoridates because there such decisions are made by impartial health experts rather than elected officials.

          6. Children in cities fluoridated for decades have no less dental decay than children than cities that do not.

          7. The alleged 30% drop in decay from fluoridation is not true because, as the WHO graph shows, all around the world decay is going at the same rate regardless of if the nation is fluoridated or not. [http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/01/an-overwhelming-number-of-scientific-studies-conclude-that-cavity-levels-are-falling-worldwide-even-in-countries-which-dont-fluoridate-water.html

          In short, “When in doubt, leave it out.” 
          (Citations can be found at FluorideAlert.org)




        • Lauren Ayers
          I was intentionally vague because there are a ton of nuances. The Sierra Club won t come out and say they are totally opposed, just that science shows a shift
          Message 4 of 4 , Sep 24, 2013
            I was intentionally vague because there are a ton of nuances. The Sierra Club won't come out and say they are totally opposed, just that science shows a shift in the evidence and that therefore it should be a local decision!



            On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Jenny Miller <jenevamiller@...> wrote:
             

            Great that the Grange is getting involved!  One  thing  could be improved, is where you say the grange supports local decisions, as do these other groups like the sierra club.  That sentence does not make clear that the other groups are opposed to fluoridation.  At least i think that's what you were trying to say. Has the sierra club taken a position against? 
            jenny


            From: Lauren Ayers <lauren.sonoma@...>
            To: WAPFSantaRosa <WAPFSantaRosa@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:03 PM
            Subject: [WAPFSantaRosa] Grange Resolution Opposing Fluoridation

             
            Dear Friends,

            Last night the Sonoma Valley Grange voted to send this Resolution to the State Grange Convention (in Sebastopol this October), where it can be considered as a statewide resolution (there are two other Stop Fluoride Resolutions, including one from the Windsor Grange-- note that Windsor and Healdsburg are the only towns with fluoridation in the county).

            Please share this with friends and neighbors so they can see why it is important to speak up before the county supervisors vote, probably in January!  I've included some additional info at the bottom that wasn't in the Resolution (which is still too long!) because some of those points may interest you more.

            Ciao,
            Lauren


            Resolution to Sonoma County Supervisors from the Sonoma Valley Grange

            Whereas fluoridation of the public water supply takes away a person’s choice about consuming this particular medication, requiring anyone who wants fluoride-free water to buy expensive reverse osmosis or distillation equipment, or haul water home from super market filtration systems, 

            Whereas sewage treatment plants pass 98% of the fluoride into the water table where it  builds up in the exoskeletons of insects that fish eat, causing health issues for fish at levels of 0.2 ppm (water would be fluoridated at 0.7 to 1 ppm),

            Whereas the fluorosilicic acid proposed as the water additive is not the pharmaceutical grade product used in dental offices but is derived from scrubbers atop smokestacks at super phosphate plants, and also contains arsenic, lead, radon, mercury, cadmium and other contaminants that would also be ingested by residents or released with the treated water, 

            Whereas the Grange supports traditionally-grown foods that are pesticide-free, and GMO-free, yet fluoride is the main ingredient of pesticides like Di-Con and Cryolite, 

            Whereas AB733 (which requires fluoridation) is an unfunded mandate to all local water districts to fluoridate, which prevents local decision-making,

            Whereas the first rule of medicine is “Do no harm” and the Precautionary Principal states that even if there isn’t clear proof of harm, common sense calls for using the safest methods first, such as making sure children get less sugar (each meal supplies about ¼ cup!) and more vitamin D from sunshine (well-known for building strong bones and teeth yet 80% of our kids are too low),

            Whereas fluoridation is malpractice because it the only medication delivered via the public water supply, with widely varying dose per person depending on a person’s water consumption, 

            Whereas impacts of fluoridation differ widely, depending on age, and health-- both the CDC and ADA advise parents of babies under 6 months to avoid fluoridated tap water,

            Whereas dialysis patients are warned not to drink fluoridated tap water, as are many diabetics, 

            Whereas those who want fluoridation could be provided with treatments (topical application has been scientifically shown to slightly reduce decay, but there is no scientific evidence that ingesting fluoride makes any difference) at less cost than future lawsuits from people who suffer harm from fluoridated water,

            Whereas the Grange is a grassroots organization that supports local decisions, as does the Sierra Club, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and African American leaders like Andrew Young,

            Whereas when fluoridated water is used in cooking the fluoride concentrates due to evaporation of water, small local food businesses would be selling products with higher-than-recommended levels of fluoride,

            Therefore the Sonoma Valley Grange opposes the state imposing fluoridation on communities; let them decide for themselves!

            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


            Further points of interest that were not used in the Resolution:

            1. Fluorosilicic acid is 80 times more reactive than the natural calcium fluoride that occurs in the earth’s crust.  http://www.dancingwithwater.com/articles/how-to-remove-fluoride-from-water/

            2. There is no such thing as fluoride deficiency,’ but tens of thousands have been poisoned by fluoride.

            3. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) never approved any fluoride product designed for ingestion as safe or effective.

            4. Currently 41% of American teens suffer fluorosis (white or tan spots on their teeth) which indicates weakened enamel. 

            5. Only 2% of Europe fluoridates because there such decisions are made by impartial health experts rather than elected officials.

            6. Children in cities fluoridated for decades have no less dental decay than children than cities that do not.

            7. The alleged 30% drop in decay from fluoridation is not true because, as the WHO graph shows, all around the world decay is going at the same rate regardless of if the nation is fluoridated or not. [http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/01/an-overwhelming-number-of-scientific-studies-conclude-that-cavity-levels-are-falling-worldwide-even-in-countries-which-dont-fluoridate-water.html

            In short, “When in doubt, leave it out.” 
            (Citations can be found at FluorideAlert.org)





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