Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hundreds to Rally Against Water Fluoridation at Toronto City Hall

Studies show fluoridated water linked to serious health problems

Ashley Jessica & Danny Lite
September 19, 2013

Hundreds of Toronto residents plan to peacefully assemble at City Hall this Saturday, September 21st, 2013 to end water fluoridation in Toronto, Canada. So far over 400 people have confirmed their attendance on the Facebook page and over 1,000 have signed the online petition.

Toronto has been fluoridating its water supply for 50 years, and currently uses hydrofluorosilicic acid, a toxic waste byproduct of phosphate fertilizer production, to do so. Contaminated with arsenic, mercury and radionuclides, this chemical has been shown to cause leaching of lead from pipes into the water supply.

Over the past two decades, an expanding body of research has linked exposure to artificially fluoridated water with serious health problems including: cancer, thyroid dysfunction, skeletal and dental fluorosis, and cognitive impairment. Furthermore, recent peer-reviewed research demonstrates that exposure to fluoridated water may significantly lower IQ in children, even in low concentrations (Choi, Sun, Zhang & Grandjean, 2012; Ding et al., 2011).

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