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PADRE DAM MUNICIPAL WATER BOARD DISTRICT 4 SEAT: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST CHALLENGES INCUMBENT ON WATER QUALITY ISSUES

October 11, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)—Two candidates are vying for the 4th District seat on the Padre Dam Municipal Water Board. 

Incumbent Augie Caires is running on his record, including slashing the District’s deficit and saving money for customers. His opponent, environmental health specialist John Hammerstrand, wants to eliminate contaminants including fluoride, a neurotoxin, from drinking water. 

Below are both candidates' answers to written questions provided by East County Magazine. 

HOW SAFE IS SAN DIEGO’S DRINKING WATER? “FLUORIDEGATE” TOWN HALL MEETING AUG. 1 TO FEATURE AUTHOR/CHEMIST

 

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?

 

READER’S EDITORIAL: FLUORIDE LOWERS CHILDREN’S IQ

 

An open letter to Mayor Jerry Sanders opposing plan to fluoridate San Diego’s water

By Jeanie Ryan
 

January 1, 2010 (San Diego) --The problem with water fluoridation is that it negatively affects those we try to protect. The American Dental Association advises no fluoride for children under 6 months and then very little to one year of age-- less than that with is supplied in fluoridated water.
 

We know that fluoride crosses the blood brain barrier and that one in six children have a learning disability. Studies have shown that children in high fluoride areas have lower intelligence. (See a Chinese study linking mental retardation and low IQs to fluoride in water.) 

READER’S EDITORIAL: CITY SHOULD FLUSH ITS PLAN TO ADD TOXIC FLUORIDE TO SAN DIEGO’S WATER SUPPLY

“…The form of fluoride (silicofluorides) they plan to put in our water is classified as a toxic waste. As a toxic waste, it is costly to dispose. But as a sellable product, that expense is eliminated.” – Jim Bell

 

A commentary by Jim Bell