A letter from Becky Gillette
Folks: There is some important news about the fluoride issue. See below the article I wrote and also the responses on the Citizen website. The Coffee Party will sponsoring a forum on this topic the second Sunday in March, (March 11) at 5 p.m. At the church on Elk St. We have invited Rene Fonseca, a public health hero, to speak, and will discuss how to be effective with a campaign to prevent being drugged with fluoride against our consent. FYI, I haven’t had a cavity in 35 years, and I no longer even use toothpaste with fluoride in it.
Also please note that March 11 from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. There will be a seed exchange at the Carnegie Library meeting room. Please bring seeds to share, and we would love to have more education exhibits like those I saw last weekend at the Kaw Valley Seed Exchange in Lawrence, KS, like one on Colony Collapse Disorder and what we can do to help prevent the loss of honeybees.
And some of your know I’ve worked on formaldehyde for years. Here is a story about the last FEMA trailer exiting New Orleans:
“That’s an end of an era,” said Becky Gillette, a Sierra Club activist who led efforts to expose problems with high-levels of formaldehyde in the FEMA trailers sent to the Gulf Coast. “Most of those people would have been better off living in a tent in terms of their health.”
She added: “My job isn’t done because FEMA dumped all those poisonous trailers on the market.”
FEMA’s trailers have ended up around the country, she said. “I’m getting calls from families all over the country now. Families are getting sick.”
Note: This was my preferred headline: Fluoride added to water systems could cause lead poisoning
CBWD operator takes up anti-fluoride fight
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
It is possible that customers of Carroll Boone Water District may not have fluoride added to their water after all as a result a CBWD contract with Eureka Springs, Berryville, Green Forest and Harrison that forbids the introduction of any corrosive water into distribution systems.
There are concerns that highly corrosive fluoride added to the water could leach lead from distribution pipes, which could cause lead contamination of drinking water, said René Fonseca, a licensed operator with the CBWD.
Lead is a neurotoxin harmful to infants and pregnant women that causes developmental delays in children, damages kidneys and the nervous system and interferes with red blood cell chemistry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 250,000 U.S. children 1 to 5 years-old have blood lead levels greater than 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood, the level at which CDC recommends public health actions be initiated. Continue reading