It should be one's choice whether or not they want to be medicated with a toxic chemical. Mass medication should never be legal, as a matter of fact it is not! There is no way to determine the amount of fluoride one takes when it is in our water supply. Fluoride is naturally found in certain foods. When you shower in fluorinated water it is going straight to your bloodstream as with anything that touches your skin. Stop this action in it's tracks! We don't want toxic chemicals in our water supply!
We petition you today on the matter of adding a known toxic chemical to our drinking water.
You may ask "Well what are the dangers of Fluoride?"
The list is a very long list of risks and its negative effects on bones, teeth, brain, kidneys, and thyroid. There has been studies done that connect Fluoride to bone cancer, cause brittle bones, Renal Osteodystrophy in people who have kidney problems, dementia like effects on the brain and cause a drop in IQ in children, reduce the function of the thyroid among individuals with low-iodine intake. Reduction of thyroid activity can lead to loss of mental acuity, depression and weight gain. I could go on and on but i want to keep this short. The facts are there for you to look up yourselves, you just have to look. Fluoridealert.org is a great start, but don't stop there!
"What about tooth decay?"
When water fluoridation began in the 1940s and '50s, dentists believed that fluoride needed to be swallowed in order to be most effective. This belief, however, has now been discredited by an extensive body of modern research. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fluoride's "predominant effect is post eruptive and topical" . In other words, any benefits that accrue from the use of fluoride, come from the direct application of fluoride to the outside of teeth (after they have erupted into the mouth) and not from ingestion. There is no need, therefore, to expose all other tissues to fluoride by swallowing it.
Please take these facts into consideration before you go through with the mass poisoning to the citizens of Woodland, CA.