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NYC council member introduces no fluoride proposal

January 22, 2011

As noted on the Fluoridation News Feed column on the right, here’s a press release from the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. noting that on January 18, 2011, NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. introduced legislation (Int 0463-2011) “prohibiting the addition of fluoride to the water supply.”

The release goes on to note, with copious links, that opposition to fluoridation is growing and that numerous medical people are coming on board. Other key points note:

NYS communities that stopped or rejected fluoridation include: Rouses Point, Levittown, Canton, Corning, Johnstown, Oneida, Carle Place, Riverhead, Rockland County, Suffolk County, Western Nassau County, Albany, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Central Bridge Water District, Homer, Ithaca, and Amsterdam.

NYS Department of Health statistics show NO benefit from fluoridated water. See: http://www.freewebs.com/fluoridation/chart.htm

Vallone is one of 51 members of the council. His city website does not mention fluoride or fluoridation yet, but the referenced code number, Int 0463-2011, is listed on the Legislation page for the NYC council as being introduced and sent to committee.

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