Connecticut is one of 13 states that use state law to mandate the artificial fluoridation of all public water supplies. However, Connecticut State Senator Joe Markley (R-16) has recently introduced legislation that eliminates this statewide fluoridation mandate, giving municipalities local control over fluoridation, and citizens a way to fight back.
Senate Bill 131 (SB-131) eliminates the existing requirement to add fluoride to public water supplies of communities serving 20,000 or more, a requirement that has been in place for over 50 years. SB-131 has been referred to the Committee on Public Health where it will have its first public hearing in two weeks on June 26:
What: Public hearing on SB-131
When: 11am-4pm on June 26
Where: Committee on Public Health, Room 3000, Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT 06106
This is the opportunity we have all been waiting for in Connecticut, and we must take advantage of it. This is our chance to end the statewide mandate and watch as communities reject fluoridation one-after-another.
If you are a public health or scientific professional, or a CT resident with fluorosis (or parents of a fluorosis victim), and you can attend the public hearing to provide testimony, then please email FAN’s Campaign Manager. We expect this bill to have a lot of opposition, so we need all of the expert testimony we can get.
If you cannot attend, any Connecticut resident can submit written testimony in support of SB-131 by emailing the Public Health Committee clerk: PHC.Testimony@cga.ct.gov
Here are Talking Points for your emails.
FAN’s Director and co-author of the book “The Case Against Fluoride”, Dr. Paul Connett, will be providing testimony at the hearing, and will also be giving a presentation the evening of the 26th. We will be providing more details as we get closer to the hearing date.
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