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Here's What Goes Into Rutland's Fluoridated Water Supply     

     The sign below is a copy of a metal placard one would place near storage for fluorosilicic acid, the chemical used to fluoridate many public water supplies, including Rutland's.

     Fluorosilicic acid is a byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer industry. Under U.S. standards, it is classified as a hazardous waste. It cannot be disposed of in the ocean, a river, or a lake. Despite this, we put it in drinking water to prevent tooth decay! It is not "pharmaceutical grade." No one guarantees its safety.

     The efficacy of ingested fluoride in preventing cavities remains in doubt, more than 70 years after endorsement of fluoridation by the U.S. Public Health Service. Most of the fluoride added to Rutland's water goes into the environment anyway, down the drain into Otter Creek, after being excreted in urine, flushing toilets, and washing laundry and dishes.

     How does this make sense?


    The three "one-pagers" below present some of the key arguments against fluoridation: its neurotoxicity, its questionable effectiveness, and its rejection as a health measure by most of the world. The articles come from the Fluoride Action Network, which leads the effort to end fluoridation in the U.S. and worldwide.

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