Well-known environmental activist, consumer advocate and legal consultant Erin Brockovich posted the following message on her Facebook accountyesterday
calling for an end to fluoridation, for hearings to hold public
officials accountable, for organizations to rescind their endorsements,
and for further research on removing accumulated fluoride from our
a great deal of research and personal thought, I am opposed to the
continued policy and practice of drinking water fluoridation; I believe
this harmful practice must be ended immediately. Public drinking water
is a basic human right; and its systematic use as a dispensary of a
substance for medical purposes is deplorable.
revelations are surfacing in the growing scandal; real harm from
fluoride affects people of all races and ages, but one of the especially
shocking aspects of the scandal is how dental and government officials
responded when The Lillie Center for Energy & Health Studies
publicized the science showing disproportionate fluoride harm to the
African American community. Minority community and civil rights leaders
have been speaking out, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece
Alveda King. Ms. King recently posted on my Facebook page that I should
keep shining the light on Fluoridegate. Ms. King also called for public
hearings, and I agree: it's time for meaningful public hearings. There
are numerous documents and aspects to this
scandal that investigative
bodies and investigative journalists will want to examine.
is the time for professional and consumer advocacy groups that have
blindly lent their name to support drinking water fluoridation to
rescind that permission. How many of them actually conducted their own
reviews before allowing their name to be used? And now is the time to
ask the hard questions about the nature of the relationship between
trade groups, our surgeon generals, and other government officials
concerning drinking water fluoridation.
a mother and grandmother, I am concerned about families in fluoridated
communities using fluoridated drinking water from their tap to mix
infant milk formula. I am concerned that the National Research Council
of the National Academy of Sciences has designated kidney patients,
children, diabetics and seniors as "susceptible subpopulations" that are
especially vulnerable to harm from ingested fluorides. How can we in
good conscience give susceptible persons an uncontrolled amount of
fluorides in water? I also strongly support Drinking water utility
professionals, many I know many deplore and feel guilty about the idea
of dispensing medication through drinking water and working with the
dangerous fluoridation chemicals.
water fluoridation takes away people's freedom to choose what they take
into their bodies. Low income families may not have the financial means
to avoid over dosing with their drinking water.
I call for four avenues of action:
1. An immediate repeal of all laws that require or enable fluoridation. 2. Holding of Fluoridegate hearings at both national and state levels. 3. For
professional associations and advocacy groups to rescind allowing their
names to be used to support drinking water fluoridation. 4. For key
research to immediately begin on how to safely remove fluorides that
have accumulated in people's bones and pineal glands.
career has been about making people aware of harmful exposures and the
deception that often accompanies those exposures. Drinking water
fluoridation is harmful, we've been deceived to believe it is safe, and
with new found knowledge we must all act now to stop it.” (See original post)
those who don’t know, Erin Brockovich was instrumental in
substantiating the poisoning of Hinkley, California, by hexavalent
chromium discharged from the operations of Pacific Gas and Electric. An excellent movie (with Julia Roberts playing Brockovich and winning an Oscar for her portrayal) was made about this corporate crime. In February, Brockovich posted a message on Facebook calling for Flint, Michigan to end fluoridation in response to budget shortages that lead to Safe Drinking Water Act violations.
Flint, Michigan. I have been conducting my initial review of your water
treatment records. Clearly, we all know this mess you are in is
economically driven and not a true water quality crisis. So, if its
economics, why are you spending as much as $3.00 per person (person not
connection) adding Fluoride to the drinking water? Last time I checked
Water Treatment professionals weren't pharmacists... so what's up? This
is an expense you don't want or need... adding any drug to Drinking
Water is a problem... Please spend your resources on cleaning up the
Drinking Water and stop pumping out drugs.
More to follow.”
Brockovich did more then make a statement, she took action. Days later, one of her colleagues presented the Flint, Michigan City Council with
a cost analysis of their water system along with more than twenty
recommendations to decrease costs and provide safe drinking water to the
Please show Ms. Brockovich that you support her opposition to fluoridation by liking, sharing, and commenting on her post. Let’s help her comments go viral on the internet!