Friday, December 16, 2011

2 Legal Cases That Won Against Fluoride

While searching for anything successful about getting rid of fluoride in community drinking water, I received this google alert below that lists a very good attorney who used the courts to fight fluoride in two different states and won both cases. Anybody know how to contact his office or staff who helped him with these cases??

UMarmot (Special Collections & University Archives) University of Massachusetts Amherts Libraries

Graham, John Remington, 1940-

John Remington Graham Collection, 1978-1982. 2 boxes (3 linear feet).
As the principal attorney representing the plaintiffs in two lawsuits to prevent the fluoridation of civic water supplies, John Remington Graham had a profound impact on the antifluoridation cause. In November 1978, Graham convinced Allegheny County (Pa.) Judge John P. Flaherty to prohibit fluoridation in the borough of West View, Pa., with the judge writing that it was “simple prudence” to do so in the face of evidence that fluoride was a carcinogen. Four years later, Judge Anthony Ferris ruled similarly in the case of Safe Water Foundation of Texas v. city of Houston, citing not only the carcinogenicity of fluorides, but their toxicity and inefficacy in reducing dental decay.

Consisting of the trial transcripts of Paul Aitkenhead v. Borough of West View (No. GD-4585-78) and Safe Water Foundation of Texas v. City of Houston, District Court of Texas (151st Judicial District, No. 80-52271), the Graham collection documents two high-profile, successful attempts to use the legal system to prevent the fluoridation of public water.

•Water--Fluoridation--Law and legislation--Pennsylvania.
•Water--Fluoridation--Law and legislation--Texas.
•Graham, John Remington, 1940-.
Types of material
•Legal files.
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