Fluoride Action Network

Halton: Time to end fluoridation

Source: InsideHalton.com | President, Oakvillegreen Conservation Association
Posted on October 12th, 2011
Location: Canada, Ontario

It’s time to end the fluoridation of Halton’s water supply.

Joining with Great Lakes United, The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and thousands of toxicologists, doctors, and other medical professionals Oakvillegreen, BurlingtonGreen, Miltongreen and Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources in Halton Hills, all came together last year to call for an end to the practice.

All anyone has to see to demonstrate that fluoride is harmful are the warnings on your toothpaste box. They say “do not swallow”. Further they warn not to use fluoride toothpastes on young children. Some state they should only be used on children older than 12.

The potential for harm to human health, especially for children, by adding this toxic substance to our drinking water, is great. The potential harm to the environment is also great as fluoride is toxic to aquatic life and 99% of all fluoride-treated water is released into the environment.

Most Canadians don’t have fluoride added to their municipal water yet cavity rates between fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas are virtually the same.

Drinking fluoride is ineffective at preventing cavities and potentially harmful to human health and the health of the environment. It’s time to end fluoridation.