July 30, 2011 (San Diego) – Effective February 2, a water fluoridation program went into effect in San Diego. All other water districts in the County also have fluoridated water, according to a researcher with Citizens Oversight Panels. Is your tap water more toxic as a result?
The American Dental Association warns parents not to mix infant formula with fluoridated water "so as to prevent fluoride discolored teeth (fluorosis)." Concerns have also been raised over some studies linking fluoridated water to lower IQs, as well as potential to cause cancer.
Paul Connett, PhD, a former chemistry professor, has authored a book titled, The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up In Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There. He will be the lead panelist at “Fluoridegate”, a town hall meeting on Monday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m.in San Diego.
The event will be held at St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church of God, 5825 Imperial Avenue in San Diego, CA 92114. Directions and map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
Cities and water districts have contended that fluoride is safe in low dosages and is beneficial to prevent tooth decay, which is the reason it's added to drinking water. Fluoride used in water is actually a byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer industry: http://www.fluoridealert.org/phosphate/overview.htm
To learn more about the potential risks of fluoride, visit San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water at http://sdsdw.org/avoiding-fluoride/