(NaturalNews) The Fluoride Action Network (FAN), a nonprofit group dedicated to ending the practice of artificial water fluoridation, has created an official petition aimed at putting a stop to federal government support of fluoridation, and eventually ending the harmful practice altogether. But in order to get an official government response, FAN must receive at least 5,000 signatures by October 26, 2011.
The White House recently created a new online portal called We the People that lets Americans voice their concerns and requests through petitions. Anyone can create a petition and, if a petition reaches or exceeds the minimum signature threshold, the government says it will issue an official response to it, and may even decide to comply with its requests.
Ever since the controversial practice of water fluoridation first began in the US around 1945, many medical experts, including dentists, have decried it as ineffective and dangerous. Topical fluoride treatments, which some say help to prevent tooth decay, are far different from actually ingesting fluoride chemicals -- and yet the government continues to peddle the lie that drinking fluoride helps improve oral health.
But this flimsy house of cards is collapsing, and people are learning the truth about fluoride. Many towns and communities across the US have stopped fluoridating their water in recent days, despite the federal government's position that water fluoridation is one of the "ten great public health achievements" of the 20th century (http://www.fluoridealert.org/communities.asp...).
The FAN petition correctly points out that consuming fluoride is dangerous, and can cause dental fluorosis, lowered IQ, and bone cancer, among other diseases. Nearly half of American children between the ages of 12 and 15 suffer from dental fluorosis, for instance, which is actually a form of tooth rot that visibly discolors teeth.
Adding fluoride chemicals to water supplies is also a form of forced medication, as the substances added have never been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as safe. In fact, the US government's National Research Council (NRC) admits that young children, the elderly, and those with certain health conditions are especially prone to damage caused by fluoride ingestion.
As of this writing, FAN has already achieved more than 62 percent of the 5,000 signatures it needs to get an official government response to its petition. With your help, FAN will not only reach the 5,000 signatures by October 26, but will greatly exceed it, sending a clear message to the Feds that the people do not want fluoride in their water.
To view and sign the FAN petition, visit: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/prohibit-all-federal-agencies-promoting-endorsing-or-funding-fluoridation-public-drinking-water/SRYL4NwC
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