Marin Municipal Water District: Discontinue Fluoridating the Drinking Water in Marin County California
  • Petitioning Jack Gibson

This petition will be delivered to:

Jack Gibson
Armando Quintero
Cynthia Koehler
Larry Russell
Liza Crosse
Tom Cronin
Mary Casey - General Counsel
Krishna Kumar - General Manager

Marin Municipal Water District: Discontinue Fluoridating the Drinking Water in Marin County California

    1. Petition by

      Jacob Barnett

      Woodacre, CA

Addition of fluoride to municipal water supplies has documented, significant, widely recognized, adverse health effects; many are listed in the petition below.

Municipalities throughout the United States and these European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland) have chosen fluoride-free water, in light of newest research data.

~  Take a few minutes to watch the excellent video presentations linked on this page, below the petition.  They are informative, offer latest, up-to-date research and address several incontrovertible, key issues.  ~

Please join us in our effort to eliminate the addition of Fluoride to the public water supply in Marin County, California; assuring safe water for those relying on drinking water from Marin Municipal Water District, as an essential component of daily sustenance and optimal health.

Read an overview of this request here:
"
Sinking Our Teeth Into the Marin Fluoridation Discussion"

Thank you for your support!

Petition as follows:

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Dr. Paul Connett Addresses the Dallas City Council 06/11/14

      Jacob Barnett
      Petition Organizer

      The adulteration of the public water supply with fluoride violates your right to informed consent to medical treatment. Dr. Connett explains, in a nutshell, why municipal water fluoridation is:
      Unusual
      Unethical
      Unnatural
      Unnecessary
      Unsafe
      Ineffective
      An excellent summary and an example of how the effort is moving to local county and city councils.
      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/01/water-supply-fluoridation.aspx?e_cid=20140701Z1_DNL_art_2&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20140701Z1&et_cid=DM50978&et_rid=570811952

    2. Reached 2,500 signatures
    3. Water Fluoridation is NOT about Dental Health!

      Jacob Barnett
      Petition Organizer

      Jun 24, 2014

      Hello Folks! ~ The following message was posted last week but contained a large amount of incoherent formatting that left the post largely unreadable. Following is the revised version. Please circulate this post among your friends, neighbors and fellow water drinkers. And take action, as you feel moved.

      As most of you are aware, this change.org petition presented to MMWD (Marin Municipal Water District) Board of Directors on August 20, 2013, met with an unwillingness and a stated inability of the board to take any action. (period)

      Recent research has revealed MMWD DOES HAVE THE AUTHORITY to discontinue adding fluoride to Marin County's drinking water supply! They are being less than forthright with the public about their authority and responsibility to provide safe, healthful water to our communities and attempting to stand behind a fallacious legal interpretation to maintain the status quo. We have decided to shift our focus.

      Members of the ad hoc http://www.SafeWaterMarin.org organizing committee urge you to request Marin County Board of Supervisors AND constituent town council members to require MMWD to accept their legal responsibility and obligation to provide safe, healthful water to our communities and discontinue adding hydrofluorosalicilic acid to our drinking water. Now!

      Should you decide to contact individual members of these bodies, please be respectful! And consider winning them as allies in our effort. Know too that many members of these councils ALREADY understand the dangers of unregulated dosages of hydrofluorosalicilic acid and support our position! It's a request for influence and action!

      <strong>Names and email addresses of elected officials follow in the update below:</strong>
      IF the message below is unclear or appears unreadable (largely obscured by HTML code) please visit: http://safewatermarin.org/062314H2O.html

      as Web Page: http://safewatermarin.org/062314H2O.html

      as PDF File: http://safewatermarin.org/062314UPDATE.pdf

      On Behalf of the Ad Hoc SafeWaterMarin.org Organizing Committee,
      Thank you for your continuing support and perseverance!

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      Water Fluoridation is NOT about Dental Health!
       
      "Water fluoridation is simply a hazardous waste management tool.  It has nothing to do with dental health."
      Dr. William Hirzy, former risk assessment scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency.  See links here:
      http://fluoridealert.org/fan-tv/hirzy/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNNIwmzTzI

      Our local MMWD Board Members are putting hydrofluorosilicic acid, (that comes from the scrubbers of the phosphate fertilizer industry), into our drinking water without dosage control, medical oversight nor individual consent.  Does this makes sense?
      Instead of working with our community to end the unethical practice of water fluoridation, the MMWD are doing everything they can to keep water fluoridation going in our community.  Why??!!
       
      The MMWD are not bound by the 1995 mandate because the money paying for water fluoridation comes from real estate owned by the MMWD.  This is not outside money and therefore, there is no mandate.  Also, because the MMWD have NOT done a study on the environmental impact of water fluoridation, they are in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act laws.
       
      The MMWD are also in violation of the 1972 Marin water fluoridation ordinance because the hydrofluorosilicic acid that is put into our water is NOT approved by the FDA.  The National Sanitation Foundation does not have the authority to approve chemical substances that are put into our water to have a medical effect on our bodies.   
       
      How much longer is the MMWD going to use our bodies and our environment as a dumping ground for this hazardous waste?! 
              
      What Can You Do? 
      1. Contact your Marin County Board of Supervisor and request that they pass a Precautionary Principle Ordinance in Marin which would make water fluoridation illegal (and the use of any chemical in our water and environment that is not proven to be 100% safe). San Francisco Precautionary Principle Ordinance was adopted in 2003.

      To email the San Rafael Board of Supervisors click here:
      http://www.marincounty.org/Global/Contact-Us-Form?qs=/depts/bs/contact-us/contact-collection/general-contact  and
      District 1 - Susan Adams: skinsey@co.marin.ca.us
      District 2 - Katie Rice: krice@co.marin.ca.us
      District 3 - Kate Sears: ksears@co.marin.ca.us
      District 4 - Steve Kinsey: sadams@co.marin.ca.us
      District 5 - Judy Arnold: jarnold@co.marin.ca.us

      2. Contact your town/city council and request that they pass a resolution calling on the MMWD to end water fluoridation in Marin.  See contact links below.
      3. Send this to at least 10 people in Marin County. 
      _________________________________________________________
      We strongly encourage you to act on this now by contacting town council members personally.
      Consider winning each person as an ally on this important issue!
      ~ Thank you! ~

      Town/city email contact links:
      San Rafael - link to all council members' email via reply form page:  http://fs18.formsite.com/cityofsanrafael/form19/index.html
      and direct emails for 2 council members:
      Damon Connolly, Vice Mayor: damon.Connolly@cityofsanrafael.org
      Kate Colin, Council member: kate.colin@cityofsnarafael.org

      Mill Valley:
      Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Mayor: cityclerk@cityofmillvalley.org
      Kenneth Wachtel , Vice Mayor: KRWachtel@Gmail.com
      Garry Lion, Councilmember: garry@lionassociates.com
      John McCauley, Councilmember: jmccauley@cityofmillvalley.org
      Jessica Jackson, Councilmember: jjackson@cityofmillvalley.org

      Corte Madera:
      Mayor, Michael Lappert: michael@lapperts.com
      Vice Mayor, Carla Condon: condon94925@yahoo.com
      Councilmember, Sloan Bailey: sloancbailey@yahoo.com
      Councilmember, Diane Furst: delfurst@gmail.com
      Council Member, Bob Ravasio: bobravasio@comcast.net

      Sausalito:
      Mayor Ray Withy: rwithy@ci.sausalito.ca.us
      Vice Mayor Thomas Theodores: ttheodores@ci.sausalito.ca.us 
      Councilmember Jonathan Leone: jleone@ci.sausalito.ca.us
      Councilmember Linda Pfeifer: lpfeifer@ci.sausalito.ca.us
      Councilmember Herb Weiner: hweiner@ci.sausalito.ca.us

      San Anselmo:
      Tom McInerney, Mayor: tmm@odnss.com
      John Wright, Vice Mayor: johndwright1125@yahoo.com
      Kay Coleman, Councilmember: colemankp@comcast.net
      Ford Greene, Councilmember: fordgreene@comcast.net
      Doug Kelly, Councilmember: dougkelly57@gmail.com

      Larkspur:
      Catherine Way, Councilmember: cway@cityoflarkspur.org
      Dan Hillmer, Councilmember: dhillmer@cityoflarkspur.org
      Larry Chu, Vice Mayor: lchu@cityoflarkspur.org
      Kevin Haroff, Councilmember: kharoff@cityoflarkspur.org
      Ann Morrison, Mayor: amorrison@cityoflarkspur.org

      Fairfax:
      David Weinsoff, Mayor: dweinsoff@townoffairfax.org
      Larry Bragman, Vice Mauyor: lbragman@townoffairfax.org
      John Reed, Councilmember: jreed@townoffairfax.org
      Renee Goddard, Councilmember: rgoddard@townoffairfax.org
      Barbara Coler, Councilmember: bcoler@townoffairfax.org

      Ross:
      Beach Kuhl, Mayor: beach.kuhl@sedgwicklaw.com
      Rupert Russell, Council Member: rrussell@sflaw.com
      Elizabeth Brekhus, Mayor Pro Tempore: elizabethb@brekhus.com
      Carla Small, Council Member: carlasmall@aol.com
      Katie Hoertkorn, Council Member: khoertkorn@gmail.com
      Rob Braulik, Town Manager: rbraulik@townofross.org
      Linda Lopez, Administrative Manager/Town Clerk: llopez@townofross.org

      Tiburon:
      Councilmember, Jim Fraser: JSFraser1@comcast.net
      Councilmember, Erin Tollini: erin20000@gmail.com
      Councilmember, Emmett O’Donnell: emmett@vikingind.com
      Vice Mayor, Frank Doyle: frank@standingstonegroup.com
      Mayor Alice, Fredericks: alice@alicefredericks.net
      Town Manager, Margaret (Peggy) Curran: pcurran@townoftiburon.org
      Town Attorney, Ann Danforth: adanforth@townoftiburon.org

      Belvedere:
      Mary Neilan, City Manager: mneilan@cityofbelvedere.org
      Rob Epstein, City Attorney: repstein@cityofbelvedere.org
      Emily Longfellow, Deputy City Attorney: cityclerk@cityofbelvedere.org
      Becky Eastman, Finance Officer: eastman@cityofbelvedere.org
      Leslie Carpentiers, City Clerk/Risk Manager: lcarpentiers@cityofbelvedere.org
       

      Fluoride Action Network

      our most valuable asset is you. with your help, we can create change. Stay informed and sign-up for our free newsletter to get monthly updates about how fluoride is affecting all of us. We are at a crucial tipping point and need your help to get our water free of fluoride.

    4. Reached 2,000 signatures
    5. 10 Facts About Fluoride from FluorideAlert.org

      Jacob Barnett
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX0s-4AyWfI&utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email
      Addresses issues posed by water fluoridation advocates and describes continuing health threats created by municipal water fluoridation.

      10 Facts About Fluoride

      Attorney Michael Connett summarizes 10 basic facts about fluoride that should be considered in any discussion about whether to fluoridate water. To download the flyer that accompanies this video, visit: http://www.fluoridealert.org/uploads/10facts.pdf. To watch Michael debate two advocates of fluoridation, see: http://www.wpsu.org/conversationslive/waterfluoridation.

    6. FluorideGate: An American Tragedy by Dr David Kennedy

      Jacob Barnett
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.youtube.com/embed/ChRTCWk-Y4g?rel=0
      "FLUORIDEGATE" an excellent, new documentary outlining the health threats created by drinking water fluoridation. It contains interviews with William Marcus, EPA Senior Science Advisor - retired, and other leading scientists and health care providers. Well worth a look!

      FLUORIDEGATE An American Tragedy by - Dr. David Kennedy

      FLUORIDEGATE is a new documentary that reveals the tragedy of how government, industry and trade associations protect and promote a policy known to cause harm to our country and especially to small children who suffer more than any other segment of the population.

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. Tooth Decay Trends: Declining Regardless of Fluoridated Water or Not

      Jacob Barnett
      Petition Organizer
      World Health Organization Data - Tooth Decay Trends " San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water

      Fluoridation is Not effective in reducing tooth decay. Tooth decay declined more in many non-fluoridated developed countries that in the US. World Health Organization Data (2004) - Tooth Decay Trends (12 year olds) in Fluoridated vs. Unfluoridated Countries: No water fluoridation or salt fluoridation

    9. Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation

      Jacob Barnett
      Petition Organizer
      Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation

      Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation - Available on DVD In a full length video produced by the Fluoride Action Network, respected professional researchers, scientists, and health practitioners openly discuss their experience and opinions concerning the adverse health effects and ethical problems associated with the public health policy of water fluoridation.

    10. Pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Whyte speaking on fluoride dangers to children

      Jacob Barnett
      Petition Organizer

      Here is the great new video they produced of pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Whyte speaking on fluoride dangers to children:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6iu9HzaVbWQ

      A Pediatrician Speaks Out on Fluoridation

      In this short video, Dr. Yolanda Whyte discusses some of the reasons she opposes fluoridating water supplies. To help FAN make more videos like this in 2013, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today at: https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=2553

    11. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Charles Batson SAN RAFAEL, CA
      • 5 days ago

      I would like to be able to choose whether or not I and my family consume flouride.

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    • Scott Marshall MILL VALLEY, CA
      • 7 days ago

      Fluoride has horrible effects and does not help prevent cavities. It's also in soda's, juices, and many other food products. Combine these with toothpaste, and were getting toxic levels. BAD for my CHILD!!

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    • Norma Novy SAN RAFAEL, CA
      • 12 days ago

      I believe Fluoride makes people sicker than they already are.

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    • Leah Elamin SANTA VENETIA, CA
      • 22 days ago

      I don't want fluoride in my families water for our health

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    • Marla Newell BELVEDERE, CA
      • 28 days ago

      Fluroride is bad for our health. It does not help our teeth.

      Please remove from it from our water supply.

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