Even if you don’t have an opinion about fluoride, think about this. Can NJ afford to spend $5.4 billion dollars in start-up costs when the state is broke? We have more serious problems in NJ then to be spending money on fluoride. Does the words, fiscal responsibility mean anything?
For those of you who don’t live in the NJ, according to a 2005 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey is rated 6th in the country for high property taxes and number 1 for percent of income taxed. (See here about information for each state.) So, I ask Governor Christie can the resident of the Garden State afford this new infrastructure?
Realize that I have not researched any of the links or verified any of the information in the email listed below. I printing this email on the site for information and hope that you will say”no” to our elected officials. Read on.
“ATTENTION New Jersey Citizens!
TO PREVENT MANDATED WATER “FLUORIDATION” IN NEW JERSEY, PLEASE MAKE THREE CALLS TODAY!!!!
The mandated water fluoridation bill is being sent to the general Senate for a final vote: if 21 Senators vote yes, the bill passes; if 21 vote NO, it doesn’t!
Let’s all work together to stop this bill; please call today!!!!
1. CALL your NJ Senator today! (listings by town: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp.)
2. CALL Assemblywoman Nellie Pou, Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, (973) 247-1555.
3. CALL Chris Christie, our newly elected governor, (609) 341-3000.
***Please tell them loud and clear NJ does NOT want our water fluoridated with toxic waste, nor can we afford it (an estimated $5 billion!).
NJ votes NO on bill A3709/S2856: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S3000/2856_I1.HTM
DETAILS ON THE PROPOSED STATEWIDE FLUORIDATION MANDATE:
NJ Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act (A3709) was quickly passed by the Assembly Health committee (Feb. 2009) and then passed by the general Assembly. The bill was then introduced to the Senate Health Committee (Dec. 7, 2009) and passed, despite public outcry. NOW, the bill is being sent to the general Senate floor, where ALL Senators must vote on it. Also, since the bill would require an estimated $5 billion to build the infrastructure to fluoridate the entire state’s water supply, it must be voted on by the Appropriatio ns committee. So, we have two chances to stop this bill (at the Senate or Appropriations level).
At the Senate Health Committee on 12/7/09, the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission (NJDWSC) provided testimony and presented each Health Committee member with well-documented facts on fluoridation, including costs to implement and the chemical compound that would be added to the water supply. Details can be found at www.NewJerseyWaterEducation.com and http://www.newjerseywatereducation.com/pdfs/Booklet17.pdf . A summary of the testimony is provided as follows:
1. $5.4 Billion Dollars = Mandatory water fluoridation startup capital cost to NJ residents!!!
2. $1 Billion Dollars = Every Year for operation, maintenance and safety related costs!!!!
3. Citizens of NJ drink less than 1% of the water supply. Most of the fluoridated water would be used to water lawns, flush toilets, wash clothing, and for manufacturing. Billions of dollars would be spent to fluoridate water that will never be ingested.
4. Hydrofluosilicic Acid is the water fluoridation product – it is classified toxic waste by the EPA and contains lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc… Pharmaceutical grade fluoride is not used!
5. Fluoride is highly corrosive and will have financial impact on drinking and sewer pipes.
6. High doses of fluoride can injure susceptible populations of people such as kidney disorder patients, diabetics, elderly, infants, and immunodeficiency disease patients.
7. Per the CDC, 32% of children in the US are suffering from dental/enamel fluorosis, a dangerous health condition caused by a child receiving too much fluoride during tooth development.
(See www.NewJerseyWaterEducation.com Booklet #17 for photos.)
8. Ingested fluoride has no significant impact in reducing tooth decay. Fluoride’s benefit, if any, is from direct application to the surface of the teeth. Thus, using the water system at a cost of multi-billion dollars statewide is unnecessary and does not fulfill the intended goal.
9. The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA – July 2000) clarified for every dentist in America that ingestion of fluoride does not provide any significant reductions in the incidence of tooth decay.
10. Infants up to 6 months of age are at risk: the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatrics has warned parents NOT to use fluoridated tap water to mix infant formula because of the high occurrence of dental fluorosis. Artificially fluoridated water contains 250 times the amount of fluoride found in breast milk.
NJ Citizens Please Note:
1. Thousands of scientists, dentists, physicians and professionals have signed an international statement opposing the dangerous practice of water fluoridation:
2. According to the EPA, “By recovering byproduct fluosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized, and water utilities have a low-cost source of fluoride available to them.” (former EPA Deputy Asst. Administrator, Rebecca Hanmer). NJ citizens should not have to pay for “fluoridated water” from recycled toxic waste.
3. Fluoride is more toxic than lead and only slightly less poisonous than arsenic. http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/accidents/f-lead.html
4. “Fluoride causes more human cancer death and causes it faster than any other chemical. .30,000 to 50,000 deaths each year, from various causes, may now be attributable to fluoridation.” (Chief Chemist Emeritus, U.S. National Cancer Institute)
For additional details on the water fluoridation facts above and the testimony from the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, contact Joseph Stroid:
Also see the following article:
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