Fluoride Action Network

FAN Gets an Exciting Picture From Canada and Another Huge Pledge From a US Benefactor

Fluoride Action Network | Bulletin | April 16, 2018

Currently our total stands at $49,364 from 331 donors. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far and for everything else you and they are doing to end the reckless practice of water fluoridation.

The TSCA lawsuit* against the EPA has sparked three creative ways to increase money for the legal fund.

The first flare of creativity comes from David Green in Ontario, who sent us this photo of his effort. His local group is Fluoride Free Peterborough. David is a partner, with his brother Ian, in Rocky Ridge Drinking Water Limited. David says, “No $50 bills in the bottle yet, but the coins are accumulating.”

The second is a challenge is from one of FAN’s long-time benefactors

  • Will donate $250 when we reach 350 donors,
  • Will donate $500 when we reach 400 donors,
  • Will donate $750 when we reach 450 donors, and
  • Will donate $1500 when we reach 500 donors!

The third is also a challenge from yet another long-time (since the 1970s) fluoridation fighter, who firmly believes that this lawsuit is our best chance ever of ending fluoridation worldwide.

  • Will donate $5,000 if we can get another 100 (from the current 331) supporters to donate $10 or more online.
  • And will donate ANOTHER (!) $5000 if we can get another 100 people who donate $5 or more by check.We all agree that we need more numbers of people on our team to win this lawsuit.

Our goal is to raise $75,000 by May 31. If we make that deadline then we have another generous benefactor and a non-profit organization that have each pledged to donate $75,000 to yield a healthy legal fighting fund of $225,000. Ideally, we would like the burden to be shared by a 1000 people.

How to donate

  • Online at our secure server.
  • Or by Check, payable to the Fluoride Action Network. Send your check to:
    Fluoride Action Network
    c/o Connett
    104  Walnut Street
    Binghamton NY 13905

On behalf of the FAN team, thank you.

Paul and Ellen Connett

*The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit the “particular use” of a chemical that presents an unreasonable risk to the general public or susceptible subpopulations. TSCA gives EPA the authority to prohibit drinking water additives.

The Fluoride Action Network together with Food & Water Watch, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, Moms Against Fluoridation and others petitioned EPA to exercise its authority to prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies. We made this request on the grounds that a large body of animal, cellular, and human research shows that fluoride is neurotoxic at doses within the range now seen in fluoridated communities.

We have won the first two rounds in Federal Court. The first was the Dec 21, 2017, ruling to allow the case to go forward, thus ending EPA’s effort to dismiss the case. The second ruling on Feb 7, 2018, allows us to enter new studies into consideration, something that EPA argued against.

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