Fluoride Action Network

Guest column: Water bills should have fluoridation warning labels

Source: The Advertiser | Lafayette
Posted on September 24th, 2011

Louisiana blindly passed a law in 2008 ordering every community of more than 5,000 to add fluoride to drinking water to reduce tooth decay in poor families.

The American Dental Association initially supported fluoridation but over the years scientists, doctors and dentists have warned (sodium) “fluoride” is actually a hazardous waste taken from the scrubbers in smoke stacks of phosphate fertilizer companies and other industries. The ADA issued a warning in 2006 telling parents not to prepare infant formula with water containing fluoride.

In 2007 the Centers For Disease Control also issued a warning about fluoride in water supplies.

Paul Connett, Ph.D., is a retired biochemist from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., who came to Lafayette in April 2009. Dr. Connett has been fighting (and defeating) mandatory fluoridation for 15 years

Crowley has been fluoridating the water since the ’60s. Sept. 2, Dr. Connett journeyed to a Crowley restaurant on Sept. 3 to discuss fluoride with the mayor and City Council members of Crowley. None of the governing members appeared for the presentation by Dr. Connett. Nor did the media appear.

“This is the arrogance of power,” responded Dr. Connett.

However, the following day a small church, Greater Love family Worship Center on 10th Street, welcomed Dr. Connett. Parents wanted to know how to get fluoride out of the water (extremely difficult) and what other options might be available. Bottled water is 700 times more costly than a glass of water from the faucet.

Would it not be possible to place a simple warning on water bills? “The American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control warn all: Do not prepare infant formula with water containing fluoride.”

Someday Louisiana may be the first state to ban fluoridation. Children deserve better.