april 30, 2018
Yes we have reached our goal of $75,000 in our TSCA lawsuit fundraiser* and we did it a month ahead of schedule thanks to supporters like you. See the thank you video from Paul and Michael. This will be matched by two fabulously generous pledges of $75,000 from an individual and a small
non-profit. As of this morning our FAN total stands at $77,995 from 504 donors. We expect that this will increase as there are checks in the mail.
On behalf of the FAN team, 500 thank yous!
* The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit the “particular use” of a chemical that presents an unreasonable risk to the general public or susceptible subpopulations. TSCA gives EPA the authority to prohibit drinking water additives.
The Fluoride Action Network together with Food & Water Watch, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, Moms Against Fluoridation and others petitioned EPA to exercise its authority to prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies. We made this request on the grounds that a large body of animal, cellular, and human research shows that fluoride is neurotoxic at doses within the range now seen in fluoridated communities.
We have won the first two rounds in Federal Court. The first was the Dec 21, 2017, ruling to allow the case to go forward, thus ending EPA’s effort to dismiss the case. The second ruling on Feb 7, 2018, allows us to enter new studies into consideration, something that EPA argued against.