NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 18, 2011, NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. introduced legislation (Int 0463-2011) "prohibiting the addition of fluoride to the water supply."
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."
More than 3,270 professionals (including over 290 dentists) urge that fluoridation be stopped citing scientific evidence that fluoridation is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluoridealert.org/statement.august.2007.html
Eleven U.S. EPA unions representing over 7,000 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 Most government officials cling to outdated endorsements, baseless government pronouncements and fear of organized dentistry's power and money.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 is a New York treasure."
New Yorkers can improve their own health by contacting their Council Member and Health Committee members to support Vallone's legislation here:
NYS communities that stopped or rejected fluoridation include: Rouses Point, Levittown, Canton, Corning, Johnstown, Oneida, Carle Place, Riverhead, Rockland County, Suffolk County, Western Nassau County, Albany, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Central Bridge Water District, Homer, Ithaca, and Amsterdam.
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: http://www.scribd.com/doc/18235930/NYC-Fluoridation-Costs-2008-Feb-2-2009-Letter-Page-1
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, Ph.D., SENES Oak Ridge, Inc. - "Fluoridation No Benefit; Definite Harm" here:
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."
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. http://fluoridealert.org/caseagainstfluoride.refs.html
SOURCE NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.