Monday, September 9, 2013

Fluoride voted out of another Oregon town...City Council did their own research this time, and nobody for the pro-fluoride showed up, why was that?

 by Associated Press and KGW staff
Oregon News

Aug. 21, 2013
Woodland to stop fluoridating water

LONGVIEW, Wash. -- The city council of Woodland, Wash., has decided to stop fluoridating the city's water.

The council voted 6-1 Monday night to remove the additive from the water supply.

Even if fluoridation prevents tooth decay, councilman John Burke said the city shouldn't make a medical decision for citizens without their consent.

"I did a lot of research on it and I feel it's a chemical we're putting in people's bodies without their permission," Burke told KGW.
But Al Swindell, the lone 'no' voter on the council, said fluoride isn't harmful. He said the anti-fluoride sentiment was just a trend that carried over from Portland.

"Then it seemed to migrate across the river and then it seemed everyone was really interested that we had fluoride in our water," he said. "But we've had it in the water for 30 or 40 years."

The county halted fluoridation on Tuesday but it will take a few days before all the treated water flows through the system.


Fluoridation victories continue as Washington town banishes toxic chemical from water supply

Monday, September 09, 2013
"I'm against my government medicating me without my consent," said Terry Day, a local resident, to the council at a recent meeting. Day was one of 20 other local residents who showed up to oppose fluoride -- not a single individual in favor of artificial fluoridation showed up to the meeting to defend the practice.

According to reports, all of Woodland's councilmen had conducted their own research prior to the meeting, and, with the exception of just one, came to the conclusion that fluoridating the water needed to stop. Councilman Ben Fredricks, for instance, expressed that cities have no business adding
fluoride chemicals, which are technically a drug, to water supplies without consent.

Adding fluoride "allows decision makers without medical qualifications to do to the whole community what a doctor is not allowed to do to his or her patients," Fredricks is quoted as saying.

Councilwoman Marilee McCall agrees, having also expressed concerns about fluoride, and particularly its safety when ingested continually over the course of one's lifetime. She and Fredricks, along with four other council members, voted to give back to the people of Woodland their health freedom and allow individuals to choose whether or not to ingest or use fluoride.

"Everyone has the opportunity to use [fluoride] topically as a toothpaste if they wish," added Fredricks in his dissent against
fluoridation. "Every doctor I go to knows they can't force a patient to take a medicine without their informed consent..."

"Ending the fluoridation program in Woodland will also result in taxpayer savings of up to $5,000 per year, which is what the city used to spend to truck in the industrial waste and dump it into the water. Contrary to popular myth, the fluoride chemicals added to public water supplies are not natural but rather are derived from industrial processing byproducts, which typically also contain lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, radionuclides and other poisonous compounds..."

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