Water Fluoridation


Canadians Opposed to Fluoridation ~ Canadiens Opposés à la Fluoration (COF-COF)



On October 25, 2010 following four long years of campaigning, presentations, forums, and debates; Waterloo, Ontario citizens voted to shut down their 44 year fluoridation practice. Decommissioning of fluoridation equipment and hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) ensued shortly thereafter on November 29, 2010. – WaterlooWatch.com (1min. 26sec.)
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Robert J. Fleming (Executive Director, WaterlooWatch) and Dr. Harry Hoediono (2012 President Elect, Ontario Dental Association) comment on the Region of Waterloo October 25, 2010 fluoridation referendum results, moments after artificial water fluoridation was voted out by a slim margin. – CTV Newscast (3min. 10sec. 25-Oct-10)
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One day after Waterloo's October 25, 2010 public referendum vote to end water fluoridation, the close margin of the vote and promises to honour the vote are reiterated.  Water fluoridation will be
turned off. – CTV Newscast (2min. 30sec.
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Region of Waterloo Administration & Finance Committee passes the by-law motion to honour the fluoridation referendum results and water fluoridation will be turned off at 12:00 Noon on November 29, 2010. – CTV Newscast
(2min. 19sec. 16-Nov-10)
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Region of Waterloo Council is expected to pass a by-law to turn fluoridation off after 50.3% of referendum voters decided 'No' to
water fluoridation; expected to be turned off at 12:00 Noon on November 29, 2010. – CTV Newscast (1min. 1sec. 24-Nov-10)
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Region of Waterloo Council has voted to turn fluoridation off after 50.3% of the referendum voters decided 'No' to water fluoridation. The fluoridation (hydrofluorosilicic acid) will be turned off at 12:00 Noon November 29, 2010. – CTV Newscast (0min. 29sec. 24-Nov-10)
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As a voter receiving Waterloo's fluoridated water (Waterloo, parts of Kitchener, Elmira, St. Jacobs and other parts of Woolwich Township) you will be asked to vote on this question in the October 25th, 2010 municipal election.
"Should the Region of Waterloo fluoridate your municipal water?"
Yes? or No?
Video created/produced by Phil Shuh of Fluoride Free Waterloo
(2min. 38sec. 13-Oct-10)
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Why add Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (HFSA) to artificially fluoridate public drinking water? Hydrofluorosilicic Acid contains inorganic silicofluoride/fluorosilicate. It also contains trace amounts of contaminants such as lead, arsenic and mercuryWhen did lead, arsenic, and mercury become safe to drink over a lifetime, at any concentrations?  Hydrofluorosilicic Acid has yet to be proven safe for systemic ingestion (i.e. swallowing) or even effective at reducing dental caries (i.e. reducing decayed, missing, filled teeth). Why would we ever want to continue dumping these contaminants (i.e. hydrofluorosilicic acid) into our clean, fresh drinking water?

Featuring a Nobel Laureate in Medicine, three scientists from the National Research Council's landmark review on fluoride, as well as dentists, medical doctors, and leading researchers in the field, this professionally-produced video presents a powerful indictment of the fluoridation program. The video also includes four special features including Dr. Bill Osmunson's acclaimed statement on fluoride. A great resource for anyone involved in the issue.  (28min. 29sec.)  see video
Courtesy of:  Fluoride Action Network  www.fluoridealert.org

Does swallowing fluoride have any significant benefit?

There is a shift in scientific thinking, which now accepts that swallowing fluoride (systemic ingestion of fluoride) does not make teeth more resistant to tooth decay.

Dr. Hardy Limeback, BSc, PhD, DDS, Assoc. Professor & Head,
School of Preventive Dentistry,
University of Toronto
(28min. 31sec. May 2000)

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Why Dr. Hardy Limeback is now officially opposed to adding fluoride to drinking water. read why

Fluoride accumulates in our bodies over a lifetime, as do arsenic and lead. All three are known toxins. All three pose significant health hazards. All three are in hydrofluorosilicic acid.

More Video Clips:

Dr. J. William Hirzy, Senior US EPA Chemist and Senior Vice President EPA Headquarters Union, gives his testimony at the United States Senate Hearing on the Safe Drinking Water Act, about water fluoridation and its special/protected pollutant status, on June 29, 2000. (29min.)
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Dr. Vyvyan Howard, Head of the Developmental Toxico-Pathology Research Group and a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool, England offers his Professional Perspective
(3min. 52sec. 24-Jul-08)

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Dr. Bill Osmunson DDS (Dentist) & MPH (Masters In Public Health) offers his Professional Perspective
(5min. 18sec. 15-Jan-08)

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Brent Foster, Environmental Attorney & State Conservation Chair of the Oregon Sierra Club explains why he now opposes fluoridation and spearheads a statewide effort to defeat mandatory fluoridation in Oregon (5min. 45sec. 28-Jun-08)
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WaterlooWatch action team member raises concerns about municipal water fluoridation (hydrofluorosilicic acid) in their home town of Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
CTV Newscast
(1min. 19sec. 12-Jan-08)
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Rogers TV Cable 20 Farwell Live interviews WaterlooWatch about water fluoridation and hydrofluorosilicic acid (Part 1)
(10min. 24-Jan-08)
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Rogers TV Cable 20 Farwell Live interviews WaterlooWatch about water fluoridation and hydrofluorosilicic acid (Part 2)
(10min. 24-Jan-08)
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Robert J. Fleming Of WaterlooWatch asks for the 'fluoridate' question to be factual on the upcoming municipal referendum ballot CTV Newscast
(1min. 17 sec. 14-Feb-10)
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Health Professionals Call For End
To Water Fluoridation –
ABC I-Team 7 News Cast
(4min. 20-Dec-07)

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Fluoride Warning Issued –
US Tennessee News Cast
(3min. 13-Mar-07)
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What happens to Ontario dentists
who would speak out against
water fluoridation?
(10min. 24sec. 20-Jul-09)
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Ontario Dental Association and its
President Dr. Ira Kirshen push for mandatory water fluoridation in Ontario.
(3min. 13sec. 20-Jul-09)
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Health Canada's Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Peter Cooney insists community
water fluoridation is the best way to
reduce dental cavities/caries.
(8min. 51sec. 20-Jul-09)
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Waterloo City Hall tells citizens that raw tap water is safe and healthy to drink, all while City Hall filters out impurities for their staff and tenants. CTV Newscast (3min. 11 sec. 05-Aug-2010)
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Fluoride Free Waterloo is comprised of a group of local citizens working to educate our public concerning water fluoridation for the upcoming ballot question on
October 25th, 2010.

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By Brian D. McLean B.Sc., D.D.S. - Integrated Healthcare Practitioners Magazine
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Water Fluoridation (A Review Of Recent Research And Actions)

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By Peter Van Caulart (V.P. & Director, Environmental Training Institute) - Environmental & Science Engineering Magazine
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Hydrofluorosilicic Acid Fluoridation Questions Anybody Can Ask

By Robert J. Fleming (Executive Director WaterlooWatch) - Publication 2008-2010
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By Peter Van Caulart (V.P. & Director, Environmental Training Institute) - Canadian Water Treatment Magazine
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Second Thoughts About Fluoride: New Research Indicates That A Cavity-Fighting Treatment Could Be Risky If Overused

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Fluoride Fight

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Is Fluoridation Endangering Public Health in Favour of Government and Corporate Interests?

By Aliss Terpstra -
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March 2010
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Is Fluoridation Endangering Public Health in Favour of Government and Corporate Interests? Letters & Response!

Response By
Aliss Terpstra -
Vitality Magazine
April 2010
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The Effects Of Municipal Water Fluoridation

By Melissa Keith -
Alive Magazine
May 2010
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Why Fluoride Should Be Banned From Our Drinking Water

By Doug DiPasquale -
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September 13, 2010
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