Is our water safe?
The Halifax Water Commission should be directed by the provincial and/or municipal governments to stop adding hydrofluorosilicic acid—that is, fluoride—to the public water supply until a declaration is made by the responsible authorities that such an addition has NO probable, immediate, short- or long-term toxic effects. Pointing out the intended benefit of keeping teeth hard is not addressing the question: What are the toxic effects of fluoride consumption?
If the assertion is that there is no toxic effect, such an assertion needs to be substantiated by fully citing any studies that show there are NO toxic effects. Further, it should be stated by law that the Halifax Water Commission will pay damages to anyone who is injured by fluoride’s toxic effects, on the basis of proving simple negligence (not gross negligence) in the courts.
—Dana Landry, Halifax Safe Water coalition
*Original letter online at https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/letters-to-the-editor-february-8-2018/Content?oid=12526022
Note from FAN:
Two letters were printed in response on February 22. See the letters by Carol D. Yates of Halifax Water and Dr. Erin Hennessy of the Nova Scotia Dental Association.