November 10, 2008
Dear Signer of the
The current number of signers on the statement calling for an end to
fluoridation worldwide has risen to 1900. We need many more. Below we have
listed several ways that you can help, but first here is a list of developments
which might make the task easier to accomplish.
FLUORIDE'S EFFECT ON THE BRAIN: There have now been TWENTY THREE
published human studies reporting an association between exposure to high
natural levels of fluoride and reduced IQ in children. The fluoride levels in
water in these studies range from 0.88 - 9.4 ppm. See the studies at
PRESIDENT of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE),
Dr. Vyvyan Howard, gave a public presentation reviewing 18 of the fluoride-IQ
studies in Toronto this August. This resulted in a swarm of media interviews.
In late July, FAN released a 4 minute video interview with Vyvyan,
available on YouTube, where he discusses his concern of fluoride's adverse
effect on the brain.
MD'S AGAINST FLUORIDATION: In September, the Canadian Association of
Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) released a
statement opposing fluoridation that concluded:
On the basis of this "weight
of evidence" we believe that fluoridation of drinking water is scientifically
untenable, and should not be part of a public health initiative or program.
53 COMMUNITIES VOTED NO TO
FLUORIDATION ON NOV. 4.
61 fluoridation referenda were held in the state of Nebraska. This was the
result of the passage of mandatory fluoridation in April. 49 out of the 61
Nebraskan communities voted NO. 4 other communities in Maine, NY, and
Wisconsin, also voted NO. Out of a total of the 67 fluoridation referendums
held on Nov 4 in the US, 14 communities voted to fluoridate. See our
compilation of statistics.
PROFESSIONAL'S STATEMENT: Here are some ways you can help get more names
1) Invite your professional
colleagues and friends to sign. Here are a few suggestions.
• If you work in a hospital
would you circulate among the doctors, staff and administrators?
• If you have a dental or medical practice would you invite your colleagues to
• If you teach at a university would you circulate among your colleagues?
• If you attend a professional conference would you take a copy of the statement
with you and try to get some signers.
If anyone asks you for a
comprehensive report on the issue, please recommend the National Research
Council's landmark 2006 report which reviews the literature on the toxicology of
fluoride. It is available to read and search for free at
They can sign the Statement
online. Or, you can simply email us the following details if someone you
ask agrees to sign. We don't actually need their sitgnature just their agreement
If highest degree is not your relevant qualifier please put book title, or
position in organization etc.
City, State or Province, Country
2) Be part of a team to
discuss strategies for increasing our number of signers.
3) Contact professional colleagues living in countries that have rejected
fluoridation (most of Europe, India and China).
We are looking for
professionals in many fields (doctors, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors,
naturopaths (NDs), nurses, MPHs, dental hygienists, veterinarians, PhDs in any
field, professional engineers, architects, lawyers, environmental leaders,
authors on public health related or environmental issues, water department
I appreciate any effort that
you can give to getting more signers on the Professional Statement.
For safe products without
flouride or harmful chemicals