On August 4th, 2012, the state of New Hampshire will become the first state to require fluoridating communities to warn their citizens about the fluorosis risk the additive poses to infants.
(FluorideActionNetwork.org) See below weblink for same report from "Wall Street Journal"
This past week, Governor John Lynch signed HB1416, "an act relative to a required fluoride statement." The law will require the following notice on all consumer confidence reports, which must be mailed to all water consumers, be posted online, and available at city halls:
"Your public water supply is fluoridated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your child under the age of 6 months is exclusively consuming infant formula reconstituted with fluoridated water, there may be an increased chance of dental fluorosis. Consult your child's health care provider for more information."
This new law is a proactive approach to reducing NH fluorosis rates by notifying parents about the risk posed to their infants by fluoridated water...This marks a point when the State of New Hampshire has officially recognized that fluoridated water poses a risk to NH infants; a risk backed up by countless studies and a growing fluorosis epidemic that afflicts 41% of U.S. adolescents.
Even with this strong opposition from the well-financed dental lobby, the bill was still passed by the NH House by a vote of 253-23, and passed unanimously by the NH Senate. HB-1416 was also signed quickly by Governor John Lynch, rather than being approved without his signature, showing his strong support for this action.
Recently at the state level, two bills were introduced in NH calling for a prohibition of fluoridation...as well as Illinois and Tennessee. Vermont and Florida's attempts to mandate fluoridation has died, and New Jersey's attempt has stalled.
4 cities just recently voted fluoridation out of their city's drinking water, and they are: Pevely, Missouri (to save the city money)--Bassett, Nebraska (population of 636 voted it out at county elections)--Churchill, Manitoba (Canada) [town council voted it out after petition signed by citizens]--Argos, Indiana (town council voted it out on bidding of the city's water superintendent worried about health risks and city expenses).
Other cities with upcoming fluoride hearings, or city committee studying the issue, are: New York City, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Sante Fe, and Anchorage.
June 20, 2012, 8:56 a.m. EDT
New Hampshire Passes First State-Wide Fluoride Warning Lawhttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-hampshire-passes-first-state-wide-fluoride-warning-law-2012-06-20
"...The bill was introduced by Rep. Anne Cartwright (R-Alstead), and had four co-sponsors... Fluoridated water contains 100-200 times more fluoride than breast milk. And all infant formula already contains some fluoride...The Centers for Disease Control reports that 41% of 12-15 year-olds are affected with fluoride overdose symptoms - dental fluorosis, white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth - from over-ingesting fluoride while their teeth were forming...
"The scientific literature has been reporting for over a decade that mixing infant formula with fluoridated water is linked to dental fluorosis. And many government, health and dental agencies now advise against mixing fluoridated water and infant formula. But New Hampshire is the first state to require warnings on annual water reports... (emphasis added)
(Dr. Paul Connett, FAN's Executive Director, former university chemist) "Connett says, 'We are proud of New Hampshire legislators for taking this bold step. Fluoridation is a political issue and most legislators shy away from notifying constituents of any scientifically-verified negative effects from fluoride for fear of offending the dental lobby.'"
"Connett (also) says, 'We hope this gives legislators the courage to stop fluoridation entirely because several studies from China show even modest exposure to fluoride is associated with lower IQ. Fluoride promoters can provide no evidence that efforts are being made to either refute or repeat these studies in the U.S.'"