Fluoride Free Windsor is dedicated to keeping citizens of Windsor and Essex County up to date on our campaign to have our water supply free of the product called hydrofluorosilicic acid. Environment Canada calls this product ‘hazardous waste’ but the Public Health Unit has convinced the Windsor Council and Windsor Utilities Commission that it is tooth medicine, effective at preventing tooth decay and safe for all citizens to ingest every day for their lifetime. However, this is not true. This industrial waste has not been properly tested for safety and it has not been shown to be effective as you will see if you read the entries on this website or visit any of the many resources available, shown on the menu to the right of this page.
To read all the latest science, news and information about the fluoride issue visit Canadians Opposed to Fluoridation and the Fluoride Action Network. Visit these websites and be amazed at the amount of evidence being ignored by our government health agencies and municipal governments. Then, contact city council and let them know you’d like your water free of the unregulated drug called hydrofluorosilicic acid.
#1 by Marilyn Hafichuk on November 27, 2012 - 4:04 am
I’m with Fluoride Free Lethbridge. We’re working to have fluoride removed from the municipal water in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Do you have any suggestions for getting people engaged? A lot of people I’ve talked to don’t care about fluoride in their water.
Any suggestions for going forward with this issue are appreciated.
#2 by Donna Westfall on January 29, 2013 - 10:17 pm
Yes, there are many things you can do to get people engaged.
All it takes is a few dedicated souls. Let’s say you have 6 people willing to stand with posters across from the schools. That will attract attention. Have handouts at the shopping malls, health food stores, chiropractors offices. There’s plenty of information you can glean from Fluoride Action Network’s website. Have people start writing letters to the editor of your local newspaper. There are dozens of ways to attack this. 1) Say they will pay their water bill UNDER PROTEST, because they never voted to have medication added to their water. No one ever took a health history at the water department or monitored the dose. No one ever handed them a listing of side effects.
2.) Any disease (fluorosis, kidney, diabetes, thyroid) obesity, etc is affected and each person you know that has such a disease can write a letter.
3.) Contact your elected officials as well as have people stand up and talk during public comment time at meetings. Include council meetings, school board meetings, etc. Any political party luncheons, civic organization, etc. Speak out. Write. Call.
If you need more ideas; look at “fluoride” heading at our on-line newspaper: http://www.crescentcitytimes.com as well as pull up letters to editor addressed to The Triplicate newspaper (which has been pro-fluoride and wouldn’t even accept our ads before the election.)You’ll get some great examples of letters to the editor.
Water fluoridation was placed as a moratorium on our Nov 6th, ’12 ballot and we won. You see, no supplier/distributor/manufacturer of fluoridein the USA, Canada or Mexico, will provide toxicological reports, listing of contaminants or proof that their product is safe for all water consumers.They don’t do it because their product is not “safe or effective.”
Don’t give up!
Crescent City, Ca.
#3 by Marilyn Hafichuk on February 3, 2013 - 10:50 am
Thank you, Donna Westfall, for your advice.
We’ve started to reach out to the community with posters and events. The response from the public has been supportive. The response from most of the City Councillors, so far, as been negative. But this is an election year, so when they see the public support, I expect some will change their minds.
We are very thankful for the way the mayor and city council in Windsor took a stand for the people.
Fluoride Free Lethbridge
#4 by Lynn on February 25, 2013 - 5:27 am
I’m from North Bay and I would really love to get fluoride out of our water. I’m a little overwhelmed with the entire process, but I’m determined to move on this. What should be my first step? I have already been in contact with some city officials…just not the right ones yet. What’s my next move?