Navigation Links
Fluoride and Organized Dentistry: Big Losers This Election Day
Date:11/12/2008

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-three cities rejected fluoridation in referenda held in four states on November 4, 2008, according to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

Lobbied by the Nebraska Dental Association and supported by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Nebraska legislature passed a law in April 2008, over the Governor's veto, to require all Nebraska cities with populations over 1,000 to add fluoride chemicals into water supplies unless cities opt-out by 2010. Forty-nine Nebraska cities said "no thanks" in referenda on Election Day.

Corning, NY residents passed a citizen-initiated referendum to rescind their city council's right to decide the issue for them -- effectively halting fluoridation. A pro-fluoridation dentist raised $100,000, mostly from dental organizations, to fund the fluoridation scheme. Corning joins 15 NY State communities that have rejected fluoridation in past years.

Also voting down fluoridation: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; Jackman and Moose River, Maine.

"Once again we have seen confirmed -- from Maine to Nebraska -- that informed citizens, when given a choice, will reject fluoridation," says FAN Executive Director, Paul Connett, PhD. "This is not surprising considering twenty-three studies now link fluoride exposure to lowered IQ."

According to Connett, these rejections bode well for a citizen fight back in Louisiana. After years of trying, the ADA and the Louisiana Dental Association expended much money and lobbying efforts to finally convince a novice group of Louisiana State Legislators to pass a fluoridation mandate law this year. However, cities can still opt out after petitioning 15 percent of registered voters for a referendum which must then pass by a majority of voters.

Alamo Heights, Texas rejected fluoridation in September 2008. A city council member who is a retired geophysicist, with a keen interest in research and the time to do it, confronted Texas "fluoridation experts" who were unable to answer important safety questions. As a result, the council unanimously said "No" to fluoridation.

Other US cities rejecting fluoridation in 2008 prior to Election Day: Littleton and Yarmouth, Massachusetts; Poughkeepsie, NY; Manila, California; Marion, Wisconsin.

In Canada: Quebec City, Quebec; Dryden, Welland, Pelham, and parts of Thorold, Ontario

In the UK: Isle of Man; Pendle, Hyndburn, and Lancashire, England.

In New Zealand: Alexandra, Earnslceugh/Manuheriki and Cromwell.

http://www.FluorideAction.Net


'/>"/>
SOURCE Fluoride Action Network
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Fluoride Damages the Thyroid, Report Shows
2. Fluoride May Damage the Brain, New Report Says
3. Fluorides Impact on Brain, A Focus of Two Conferences
4. PA Fluoride NOW Debuts Interactive Map for Residents to Learn if Their Water Has the Best Fluoride Level to Protect Teeth
5. Participation in organized high school activities lowers risk of smoking 3 years after graduation
6. New meal planning website launches just in time to help todays busy, health-conscious families and individuals to beat the odds when it comes to keeping their New Years resolutions around eating healthier and getting organized
7. The Oaks Center for Cosmetic Dentistry: The Best Smile Award Goes To ...
8. Nations Children are the Only Losers in Failure to Override CHIP Veto
9. Arrow International Sends Letter Reminding Shareholders to Vote White Proxy Card in Support of Teleflex Merger and Election of Current Board of Directors
10. Lorus Therapeutics announces election of three new Directors and appoints a new Chairman
11. Wyeth Announces Election of Bernard Poussot as CEO of Company Effective January 1, 2008
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... Greener Hydroponics is now offering a ... frequently used by professional organic farmers and nurseries according to Sales Manager Joe Steele ... fabric pots. Our goal is to offer wholesale level pricing and ultra-fast shipping for ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Illinois (PRWEB) , ... April ... ... the leading provider of enterprise Data Center Infrastructure Management solutions, announces today ... focuses on feature enhancements in the area of capacity management and optimization, ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... ... reminds us that May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the Centers for ... the United States; someone has one every 40 seconds. Annually, almost 800,000 strokes occur ... A stroke is when blood flow to the brain is blocked or when a ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... A first-time look at workers’ compensation claims in ... Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced, and that costs per claim were ... Kentucky, 16th Edition , found that indemnity costs per claim and benefit delivery expenses ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... it will demonstrate its leading secure mobility workstation suite, SentinelSecure™, at MobileIron’s 6th ... Hilton Union Square, this will be MobileIron’s 6th Mobile First Conference and will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  The blood testing market ... dollars, according to Kalorama Information and The Freedonia Group ... and nucleic acid testing.  The healthcare research firm said ... in developing blood collection stations and in improving testing ... Kalorama Information,s report, Blood Testing Market in ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... April 28, 2016   Acsis , a leading ... leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC has ... IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Pharmaceutical Track and Trace Software 2016 ... provides an assessment of the capabilities and business strategies ... software market. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160427/360791LOGO ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , Schweiz, April 27, 2016 ... Sachs CEO Forums in Zürich gab Strekin ... führenden Wirkstoffkandidaten STR001 zur Erhaltung des Resthörvermögens ... wurde, bekannt. Für die umfassende Phase-II-Doppelblindstudie mit ... Frankreich angeworben. STR001 wird während der Operation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: