IUED Executive Director Philip Warburg has written Health Minister Nissim Dahan calling on him to freeze implementation of a regulation requiring communities with a population greater than 5,000 to fluoridate drinking water by June 2002. “Many research studies have concluded that fluoridation of drinking water leads to a variety of health problems and illnesses,” said Warburg. “These should be thoroughly investigated before fluoridation is imposed wholesale on the Israeli public.” IUED’s stand is that the major health questions regarding fluoridation should be examined by a public committee including doctors and scientists from relevant disciplines, a representative of the Union of Local Authorities, and members of the public.

Adam Teva v’Din – The Israel Union for Environmental Defense is a membership-based advocacy organization, using the courts, independent scientific analysis and public campaigns to address the country’s mounting environmental challenges. IUED has legal standing under a number of laws to take civil and criminal action on the public’s behalf, and pursues a vigorous agenda of public interest litigation and legislative reform. Please visit our English-language website at http://www.iued.org.il or our Hebrew website at http://www.yarok.org.il .

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In the US: American Friends of IUED, 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 775 Bethesda, MD 20814. AFIUED is a recognized 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

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