The city has been fluoridating its drinking water for almost 60 years, but councilors concluded that it was an outdated practice, a waste of money, and according to the Mayor: "If we don't think the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] is a credible scientific organization, then I guess we don't," he said."They say this is a safe level of fluoride and we believe this is just not true." Unfortunately, even after fluoridation in Santa Fe was defeated with almost unanimous support from local officials, the local media and local dentists (along with the sole supporting councilor), are questioning the vote and calling for a new one.Water fluoridation is the addition of the chemical fluoride to public water supplies, for the purpose of reducing cavities. Of those served by community water systems, the percentage climbs to 74.6 percent. population has fluoridated public water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).With water fluoridation we are allowing governments to do to whole communities (forcing people to take a medicine irrespective of their consent) what individual doctors cannot do to individual patients.Put another way: Does a voter have the right to require that their neighbor ingest a certain medication (even if it is against that neighbor’s will)? Once fluoride is put in the water it is impossible to control the dose each individual receives because people drink different amounts of water.
The Australian government states that water fluoridation is the most effective means of achieving fluoride exposure that is community-wide.If you live in New Mexico, please take a moment to thank Santa Fe City Councilors for taking action against fluoridation.There was also a big victory in Canada this week, which has heartened fluoridation fighters throughout Ontario and the rest of Canada! Fluoride Dear FAN Supporter: Two and a half months after the city council in Albuquerque, New Mexico ended the artificial fluoridation of their drinking water for approximately 500,000 residents, the city council in neighboring Santa Fe followed suit.Just last week, councilors voted 6-1 to end fluoridation for the city's nearly 70,000 residents.