Connecticut Lawmaker Senator Joe Markley is arguing against what many in his community claim is a complete violation of their health rights: state water fluoridation.
In a public hearing, the Connecticut Lawmaker invited members of the community, government, and experts in the field of water fluoridation and health. The consensus was that water should be water, and not altered with additives that have health effects and constitute the government diagnosing and treating an entire population by group, instead of by individual, which can have serious health implications and would be illegal in the private sector without consent.
Despite the point of diagnosing and treating an entire population without assessing individual health and statistics, some lawmakers and experts argued that fluoride is perfectly safe, ignoring the argument of whether there is authority to add it to the public water supply.
The topic of water fluoridation is growing more and more controversial, with law suits and court cases appearing around the country, such as the battle going on in 2 North Carolina counties.
The case against the FDA, Fluoride, and state governments adding fluoride to water seems to revolve around 4 questions:
- Does the Government have the authority to add fluoride to the water?
- Does the Government have the authority to monopolize water utilities & if it does so, how does that affect additives?
- Why is the Government adding fluoride to water?
- Is fluoride bad for those who consume it, and in what quantities?
These are justified questions that are within the rights of every citizen to ask of their local Governments, their communities, and themselves.
Is Fluoride added to water and what is the situation with the FDA and fluoride?
Fluoride is indeed being added to the public water supply around the United States of America and since 1945 its purpose has been to prevent tooth decay. The US Center for Disease Control continually defends this this, along with organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Food and Drug Administration, and all of this despite the FDA never approving fluoride being added to the water supply.
Additionally, Americans are taxed without their approval to fund the organizations supporting adding fluoride to the water and the utilities implementing the addition of fluoride to the public water supply. This is a counter-point to those who would argue that those who don’t want fluoride in their water should drink from other sources. Shouldn’t those who want fluoride in their water pay for it themselves?
A History of the FDA & Fluoride (sodium fluoride):
An interesting point that Natural News explains is that in the year before water fluoridation was implemented, 1944, “the Journal of the American Dental Association reported that using between 1.6 and 4 ppm (parts per million) fluoride in water would cause 50% of adults to need false teeth.”
Certainly you’ve heard of sodium-fluoride supplements meant to be used for anti-cavity purposes. Well, these supplements were never approved by the FDA, although many similar organizations, including the FDA itself, have commended the use of fluoride in water around the country.
These supplements passed a loophole that allowed them to be sold because they were put on the market before the FDA’s 1938 law requiring testing on prescribed supplements.
Before 1938, sodium fluoride was sold on the market, but not for any anti-cavity purpose, but instead, as a rat poison. The FDA has since announced specific warnings on fluoride, while hypocritically supporting its use in the water on other fronts.
What are fluorides effects on the body?
According to the Fluoride Action Network, Fluoride’s affects on the body are vast, but most notable are its effects on the brain:
- Is associated with IQ deficits in children
- Fluoride can accumulate in the fetal brain, causing damage to cells and important neurotransmitters
- Impairment of learning and memory
- Possible toxic effects
- Damage to various organs, including build-up in the Pineal gland
Who has the authority to add fluoride to water?
I personally do not see any Constitutional or legal basis for the federal government or state governments to be medically treating entire populations. Additionally, this is occurring without consent, and for many, without any knowledge of the fact or on fluoride in general.
There is no way the government is monitoring the individual intake of fluoride of every respective Citizen in-taking fluoride from the public water supply and food and beverages they purchase and consume on a daily basis. Additionally, even if fluoride is a net positive, giving the authority to the government to diagnose and treat an entire population is a very slippery slope that leads to the banning of products and foods upon the will of a few legislators.
If someone chooses to fluoridate their own water, or if a business chooses to do so and its customers choose to shop with them, I see no problem. But when a government forces citizens to use their monopolized utilities, to pay for such, and adds fluoride or other additives, a problem arises.
Sure, you could add your own filtration systems, and purchase your water from other sources, but an easier and just solution would be for the government to not force people to purchase from them and when it does do so, not experiment on the public that it forces funds from.
These are just some of the frustrations those in Connecticut share with many others around the country and with the FDA & Fluoride.
What to do:
The information above can be startling, especially for those whom this is be the first time you’ve ever heard of fluoride being added to water.
The method of action here is based on researching and knowledge:
- Research fluoride more, from both independent sources and Government sources
- Make a decision on whether you believe fluoride should be added to the water or not
- Make a decision on whether water should be fluoridated on a voluntary basis, or by law upon the entire public
- Use your freedom of speech to share, comment, and explain the issue. Ask the important questions that no one else is asking.
- Participate in local Government to change the way your Public water supply is looked after, especially making sure that fluoride levels are checked and kept in safe levels
- If you oppose the fluoridation of the public water supply, you can petition your representatives and sign the Fluoride Action Network’s petition to the Federal Government