Did you know…?
There are three main types of Fluoride :
Calcium Fluoride which is the organic fluoride naturally found in water.
Sodium Fluoride which is a commercial grade, found in many dental products and used in less than 10% of Fluoridation systems nation wide. Sodium Fluoride has never been tested for human consumption for the purpose of preventing tooth decay.
Silicofluoride, Including Hexafluorosilicic Acid which are an industrial grade toxic waste, used to treat our water and 140 million other people around the country. This type of Fluoride is instantally toxic to the human body and has NEVER been approved for human consumption.
Hexafluorosilicic Acid is the source of Silicofluoride that is added directly to our drinking water supply.
It is not Pharmaceutical grade by any means, it comes from the wet scrubbing systems of the superphosphate fertilizer and aluminum industry.
The chemicals 90% of which are Sodium Fluorosilicate & Fluorosilicic acid are classified hazardous wastes and contaminated with a slurry of various impurities and toxins. Recent testing by the National Sanitation Foundation found levels of Arsenic up to 1.6 ppb. A study by Masters & Coplan (1999-2000) showed using this Fluorosilicic Acid caused an increased uptake of lead into children’s blood, A very serious finding.
Fluorosilicic Acid leaches lead from pipes which adds much more lead to our drinking water.
We are a group of concerned West Virgina Citizens who are expressing health and safety concerns related to the use of industrial grade Hexafluorosilicic Acid as our source of Fluoride. If you must fluoridate our water please give us the good stuff! However as you research this topic you will discover there really is no good source of fluoride. Research shows we just don’t need it.
We are adamant about clean water, our concerns are related to the actual chemical products that are delivered to our water treatment plant in Warwood, WV….We are objecting to the “source” and the “type” of the Fluoridation chemicals used. See this link for more info on the chemicals used:
Fluoride is a drug, a medication! It is classified as a non-approved drug! There is no control of the dosage and no medical monitoring for overdose. There is no informed consent prior to medication. It should be used (if at all) topically and not swallowed! I must repeat this, Fluoride should be used topically and NOT SWALLOWED! Read your toothpaste tube. It says, “If accidentally swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away! However this chemical is added directly to our drinking water and you can drink as much as you like. This insanity must stop!
The New York review estimates that up to 48% of children in Fluoridated areas have Dental Fluorosis. This means they are suffering from an overdose of Fluoride!
Arthritis and Skeletal Fluorosis are also signs of overexposure to Fluoride. There are several studies that show Fluoride makes bones weaker.
The American Dental Association finally issued a warning about using Fluoridated water in mixing baby formula.
With water Fluoridation you are forcing people to drink a thyroid-depressing medication which could promote Hypothyroidism and a host of other problems like: Depression, Fatigue, Weight gain, Muscle and Joint pains, Increased Cholesterol levels & Heart Disease. It is quite remarkable that considering the rampant and increasing problem of Hypothyroidism here in the US, the second most prescribed drug of the year was Synthroid, used to treat underactive Thyroid.
There are thirty studies that show that Fluoride directly affects the brain.
Watch this video to see what these chemicals do to your brain:
Watch this video of a recent spill of Hexafluorosilicic Acid:
The Union representing the scientists at the US EPA headquarters in Washington DC opposes water Fluoridation. They say Fluoridation is an unreasonable risk and that associated benefits are so small (if any at all) that requiring every man, woman and child in America to ingest it borders on criminal behavior on the part of governments.
People with kidney disease & diabetes should be warned not to drink ANY Fluoridated water. This is not happening!
Lower income families cannot afford to avoid it. All of us are exposed to it in our bath water.
There are at least two types of equipment used to test for fluoride, resulting in at least two completely different test results. A cheaper, less sophisticated test, Ion Selective Electrode, or ISE, (sometimes referred to as Ion Specific Electrode) can apparently give a false low reading. This ISE test is what the City of Wheeling water plant uses to test its Fluoride levels. Another test, by Ion Chromatography (IC), is expensive but stated to be far more accurate.
It is currently estimated that any level of fluoride over perhaps 1 or 2 ppm showing up in the urine might indicate poisoning.
Ask your doctor to test your urine for overexposure to FLUORIDE!
Also ask your doctor to test your urine for LEAD!
Please inform us of your test results!
A few great videos from Doctors:
~ Confirmed ~ Cancer Deaths Linked to Water Fluoridation - Dr. Dean Burk
Other great videos on this topic:
Fluoride Poisoning and Dangers - Toothpaste Warning
A few great articles on Fluoride:
CDC and ADA Now Advise to Avoid Using Fluoride
We feel that everyone has the right to know whether or not the product/s used in regards to the City of Wheeling/Ohio County Fluoridation policy are safe & effective…We believe they are Not!!
We have requested the City of Wheeling to stop this practice based on openly available public information supporting our concerns that this product causes serious medical conditions to the population of this valley and other communities around the country. We are currently working with the City Council and the Leadership in Wheeling with high hopes of reaching a joint solution on this issue. I urge our City Manager & our Council members to show leadership not only for the city but for this great state as well. Wheeling could be the model city that shows it is capable of researching an issue and making a decision that is both healthy & financially prudent. The citizens and rate payers would both win with such leadership! Wheeling has the chance to be the first city in West Virginia to have the courage & smart leadership to do the right thing and stop this practice. We could all be very proud to lead this state on this important issue. I’m confident this is exactly what will happen. We have alot of intelligent people in this valley and when you do the research this really boils down to a common sense decision.
What we are asking the leadership in Wheeling to do, We are asking that the city manager or a member of the city council to do some due diligence and ask the supplier of this Fluoridation material some basic questions on the actual product that is delivered to our water treatment plant in Warwood.
Our state law dictates that water additives be purchased only from chemical manufactures that have met ANSI (American National Standards Institute) NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) standard 60 certification of their product.
Standard 60 requires a toxicology review, a toxicology evaluation & toxicity data to determine that the product is safe and to evaluate potential contaminations in the product that may cause adverse human health effects. These are the documents we want to see.
See this document for a list of communities all over North America that have stopped the practice of Fluoridation. 98% of Europe does not Fluoridate their water and their dental decay is not any better or worse than the few countries that do treat with Fluoride.
See this document that explains How we could have been wrong for so long on the Fluoridation issue.
Fluoride in our foods, see these documents that show Fluoride is in darn near EVERYTHING!
On August 9, 2007, the Fluoride Action Network released the Professionals' Statement Calling for an End to Water Fluoridation signed by over 600 professionals.
February 2012 UPDATE: Over 4,000 professionals have signed this Statement.
Here are the professionals in West Virginia who have signed:
You can sign this Statement here:
I’d sure like to see some Medical & Dental professionals from Wheeling on this list!
It is a sad fact that about only 25% of Medical & Dental professionals know the TRUTH on FLUORIDE.
I would encourage everyone to deal with a Doctor or Dentist who is knowledgeable on this issue.
If they use it in their practice or support it in our water they have not kept current on the research.
This site lists relevant information and we encourage you to investigate this issue on your own.
IT’S TIME TO PUT A STOP TO WATER FLUORIDATION IN OUR COMMUNITY.
Let our Mayor,City Manager,and council members know how you feel.
Andy McKenzie, Mayor of Wheeling
1st Ward - Gloria Delbrugge
2nd Ward - Ken Imer
3rd Ward - Robert "Herk" Henry
4th Ward - David Miller
5th Ward - Don Atkinson
6th Ward - Gene Fahey
I will be talking again with every council member and their position on this issue will be posted here soon.
If you would like to become more involved or have questions, comments, or concerns?
Contact: Craig Thoburn, Wheeling WV
Another MAJOR issue facing water quality in this area is oil & gas Fracking.
You can find information on this issue from these sites: Get Involved Please!
At the meeting held with our water department director in December (on the Fluoride issue) he stated they were already concerned with small amounts of Fracking solutions showing up in the Ohio river. Our water plant can not remove these chemicals! Our new water plant will not be able to remove these chemicals!
Where are they coming from? We can most likely thank our neighbor to the east!
FACT: Fourteen waste disposal facilities along the Monongahela Watershed are accepting chemically contaminated “FRACK WATER”, diluting it and dumping it directly into our rivers!
824,825 lbs. of total dissolved solids, 15,053 lbs. of barium, 16,737 lbs. of strontium, 486,812 lbs. of chloride are permitted disposal into the Monongahela River EVERY DAY!
A loophole in the 2005 Energy Bill exempts drillers from EPA guidelines like the Clean Water Act!
This Loophole needs closed now! It is way past time to WAKE UP!
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