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The Truth about Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

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Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yes.

Dr. Paul Connett, a chemist by training and director of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), is recognized worldwide as a leader in the movement to eliminate fluoride from municipal water supplies, and I'm pleased to be working with him to achieve this goal.

He's been active in this area for decades, becoming an environmental activist shortly after joining St. Lawrence University in 1983. In 1985, he got involved with the Zero Waste movement, fighting incineration and promoting alternatives to waste burning.

Those earlier efforts recently culminated in the publication of the book, The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time. Then, in 1996, his wife alerted him to the problems of water fluoridation.

"I started to read what she'd given me, and I was embarrassed that I had fallen victim of this American brainwashing," he says. "The American message from the public health establishment is that everybody in the world says fluoridation is great.

They forgot the fact that most of the world does not fluoridate; 97 percent of Europe does not fluoridate, thank you very much. The other tactic has been to denigrate opponents of fluoridation - flat earth society, crazy people. And I apologize, because I fell victim to that."
        

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