Hundreds of Torontonians plan to peacefully assemble at City Hall on September 21st, 2013 from 1-5pm to end water fluoridation in Toronto.
So far, more than 300 people have confirmed their attendance on the Facebook page and more than 900 have signed the online petition.
The chemical used to fluoridate Toronto’s tap water is hydrofluorosilicic acid, a toxic waste byproduct of phosphate fertilizer production. This chemical is polluted with other harmful toxins such as lead, mercury, arsenic and radionuclides.
Peer reviewed scientific literature demonstrates that drinking artificially fluoridated water can have serious and detrimental effects on the body and brain. For example, exposure to artificially fluoridated water has been associated with an increased risk of osteosarcoma in boys (Bassin, 2006, Cohn, 1992; NCI, 1990). Additionally, recent research shows that consuming fluoridated water may significantly lower IQ (Choi, Sun, Zhang & Grandjean, 2012; Ding et al., 2011).
The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) acknowledges that the benefits of fluoride are mainly topical, not systemic (CDC, 1999; 2001). Furthermore, the largest U.S. study of dental decay found no significant difference between those consuming fluoridated and non-fluoridated water (Brunelle & Carlos, 1990).
On September 21st, 2013, concerned citizens of Toronto will gather to send a peaceful and powerful message: they do not want this unnecessary and harmful chemical added to Toronto’s water supply any longer.
What: A peaceful assembly to end water fluoridation in Toronto
When: Saturday September 21st, 2013 from 1-5pm
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2