End Water Fluoridation in Onondaga County

End Water Fluoridation in Onondaga County

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This petition is to end water fluoridation in Onondaga County. The fluoridation of our public water supply is a toxic and harmful practice for the environment and our community. Water Fluoridation consists of the addition of a hazardous waste by-product to the municipal water supply. The chemicals used to fluoridate the water supply are hazardous waste byproducts of the phosphate fertilizer industry and the aluminum industry. This bears a severe toll on the human body and on the water infrastructure in Onondaga County.

Fluoride was declared by the Environmental Protections Agency to be a known neurotoxin. There have been over 300 studies done on the relationship between fluoride and the brain. They have showed a correlation between fluoride and lowered IQ, ADHD-like symptoms, worsened sleep quality, and many more health effects. Fluoride increases the risk of hypothyroidism among many other diseases.

Over 97% of Western Europe has rejected water fluoridation, yet the rates of dental carries are, on average, the same or even lower than that of the United States. The United States is 1 of 8 countries in the world which have more than half of their populace fluoridated. There are many regions in New York State that don't fluoridate their public water supply. Some of the more noteworthy ones being the City of Oneida, the City of Cortland, the City of Ithaca, the City of Albany, and Suffolk County in Long Island. 

We must do this for the future generations. Pregnant women and infants are at the greatest risk. The concentration of fluoride in a mother's breast milk is approximately 0.006 ppm and Onondaga County fluoridates at 0.7 ppm. If a baby is formula-fed with tap water, they would be getting over 100 times the amount of fluoride that the baby would be getting if they were breastfed! That wreaks havoc on the baby's developing brain. In addition to that, fluoride has been found to be a teratogen, meaning it can negatively affect the development of the fetus inside the mother's womb. 

We must fight to end fluoridation in Onondaga County today! Please sign and share this with friends in Onondaga County!

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