Supportive articles against fluoridation and for clean and safe water
Western Front (Western Washington University)
But fluoride is not safe for anyone and is not necessary for healthy teeth. Diets lower in sugar, better education about dental care such as brushing and flossing, and supervision from parents will also lead to children having fewer cavities.
The city should not put fluoride -- a poison -- into Bellingham residents' drinking water.
Western Front - KIRA FREED 5/27/2005
Todd Citron, Board President and Commissioner of Lake Whatcom Water District #2:
"Using the public water supply as a conduit of public health policy is government over-reaching, and too clearly contradicts the overriding goal of distributing clean, pure water.
Even if there were no debate about the hazards of fluoride, there is still the element of choice that should not get drowned out."
Bellingham Herald (10/30/2005)
Lakewhatcom.org (Marian Beddill) writes:
"Why should so much effort in so many good programs
be made to keep our drinking water clear and pure,
then the city would put another toxic chemical into it?"
"I myself grew up in a city with fluoridation in the water.
Would you like to see a picture of my false teeth?"
Nw Citizen (John Servais) writes:
"The fluoride proponents don't have a clue. They don't get it.
When I open my water tap, I want clean water to come out, not medicine."
"Water. We want pure clean water. It is as simple as that. It really is"
NW Citizen (Bellingham) June 16, 2005
Polls on fluoridation proposal
July 28, 2005 : Bellingham Herald bellinghamherald.com poll conducted reports
60 percent against fluoridation
34 percent support fluoridation
Meanwhile, on the same day, bellingham.net poll reported
57 percent against fluoridation
40 percent for fluoridation
Bellingham Weekly formally opposed Bellingham Fluoride Proposition on 10/28/2005.
Very stong articles have been written overwhelmingly against fluoridation in the Whatcom Independant, Bellingham Weekly, The Organic Press and Whatcom Watch. Find them at your local newstand. See also Local Statements Against Fluoridation.