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The City of Raleigh has systematically medicated the public water supply by majority vote since December 11, 1956 (Source).  For 57 years the citizens of Raleigh have consumed a constant supply of liquid medicine commonly known as “Fluoride” through the tap water which is distributed by the City’s three main treatment facilities.  According to the City this medicine is instrumental in preventing cavities among the population when consumed in drinking water.  The cost to administrate this medicine to the drinking water is over $500,000 per year.

On February 5, 2013 at the public comment portion of the Raleigh City Council meeting I will be asking Mayor Nancy McFarlane whether she believes citizens should be prescribed medicine before they consume it.  I would like to point this question squarely at Mayor McFarlane because prior to serving as Mayor she was a licensed Pharmacist (source) and is trained and required by law to only distribute medications to those who are prescribed it.

No matter where you stand on the efficacy of water fluoridation for preventing cavities – this simple question to Mayor McFarlane should demonstrate very clearly why the City has no authority to treat the citizens without consent. Even if the policy is well intentioned we should all be able to agree that allowing city officials to make medical decisions for the citizens  by majority vote and through the water supply is a dangerous infringement on our medical & health freedom.  I expect Mayor McFarlane to agree given her prior pharmaceutical background and extensive training on this subject.

Make your Voice Heard on My Raleigh Ideas – “Stop Medicating the Public Water Supply”

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Make your voice heard at the new “My Raleigh Ideas” website where citizens have demanded to stop the medication of their public water supply.  Register at the link below and vote this idea up!

My Raleigh Ideas – Stop Medicating the Public Water Supply

Medicated Water Supply

The citizens of Raleigh who pay municipal water bills spend more than $100,000 dollars per year on adding medication to the water supply.  The “medication” is called Hexafluorosilicic acid, commonly known as Fluoride and has been added to the water supply by majority vote since the 1950′s.

Since that time numerous studies have shown that even moderate levels of exposure to fluoride can lead to lower IQ (Intelligence Quotient), thyroid malfunction, brittle bones, early arthritis, dental fluorosis (white spotting of the teeth), and even cancer.

On July 24, 2012 Harvard released a study in the Federal Government Journal concluding Fluoride lowers IQ. (Source: Reuters) Choi et al write:

“The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas,” write Choi et al.

Further, the Environmental Protection Agency says fluoride is a chemical “with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity” and In 2011 the EPA reversed it’s longstanding claim that public water fluoridation was one of the public health breakthroughs in the 20th century. Then offering advise to municipalities to lower the base amount of fluoride added to their water. (Source)

Do yourself a favor and URGE the City to STOP fluoridating the public water supply!  The reasons are very clear:

  •  The City and citizens can save $100,000 per year by not having to purchase the chemical
  •  Citizens will no longer face the risk of suffering Fluoride toxicity, an ailment that can lead to numerous documented medical and neurological disorders
  •  Mothers who feed their baby’s formula will be able to use Tap water without fear of overexposing the children to fluoride
  •  The City can put that 100,000 dollars to something more healthy and beneficial to the population