The City of Toronto artificially fluoridates the public water supply with a chemical called hydrofluosilicic acid to "prevent tooth decay". This chemical is produced as a waste by-product of phosphate fertilizer and aluminum production. It is highly toxic, contaminated with arsenic, mercury and radionuclides and has been shown to leach lead from pipes into the water supply.
Despite the largest U.S. study ever conducted finding no significant difference in tooth decay between those drinking fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated water (Brunelle & Carlos, 1990), Toronto City Council has voted to continue artificially fluoridating Toronto's water supply. 95% of the world has rejected the practice of artificially fluoridating their public water supplies.
Recent research published by the Harvard School of Public Health (Anna L. Choi, Guifan Sun, Ying Zhang & Philippe Grandjean, 2012) found that consumption of fluoridated water is associated with lowered IQ in children and this was backed up in a recent pilot study published in the journal of Neurotoxicology and Teratology which identified fluoride as a neurotoxin and IQ reducer.
Other research has linked fluoride ingestion to bone cancer in boys, skeletal and dental fluorosis, hypothyroidism, kidney damage, and other adverse health effects.
Forcing the public, including our children, to consume fluoridated water as a medical treatment infringes on our right to informed consent.
We ask Toronto City Council: Stop Artificially Fluoridating Toronto’s Tap Water.