FLUORIDE FREE IN PORT ANGELES!
City Council Follows Popular Vote
The City of Port Angeles began water fluoridation in 2006. In a 2015 poll of fluoridated water customers, 56.6% said NO fluoridation. The City Council voted 4-3 anyway to continue fluoridation for 10 more years. The political backlash was astounding. In August, 2016, the Council voted 4-3 to temporarily stop fluoridation and hold, and abide by, a fluoridation advisory election. In November, 2017, 57.5% voted NO on fluoridation. On December 5, 2017, the Council voted 5-2 to adopt Resolution 19-17 that ends fluoridation and disposes of all fluoridation equipment.
For further details on the fluoridation controversy and for other local environmental concerns click on the link for the website of Protect the Peninsula's Future at http://www.protectpeninsulasfuture.org
RELATED DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS BELOW
Memo & Proposed Resolution 12/5/17
Dr. Kailin City Council Comment 12/5/2017
World Health Organization Fluoridation Data
WATER FLUORIDATION INEFFECTIVE
The Clallam County Health Department in cooperation with the State Department of Health and the Washington Dental Service Foundation conducted Smile Surveys in Clallam County in both 2005 and 2015. They counted numbers of 3rd graders having treated and those having untreated cavities. We focus on the remaining children who are cavity-free.
Only six schools that could be characterized as either fluoridated or unfluoridated were included in both the 2005 and 2015 Surveys. In those schools, 402 third graders were surveyed in 2005 and 332 were surveyed in 2015. The data on percent of 3rd graders with no cavities is presented above for both 2005 and 2015 for those schools in fluoridated and unfluoridated areas.
In both Surveys, there was a higher percent of 3rd graders with cavity-free teeth in the unfluoridated areas. The percent of cavity-free 3rd graders in those schools is increasing over time independent of fluoridation, consistent with world-wide trends.
(For world-wide trends see http://fluoridealert.org/issues/caries/who-data/)
The Data files for both Surveys were supplied to Protect the Peninsula’s Future by the Washington Department of Health and the Data Analysis Program EPI_INFO was supplied by the federal CDC. The analysis and preparation of this page was done by Gerald Steel PE (Professional Engineer) for Protect the Peninsula’s Future, PO Box 1677, Sequim, WA 98382.
Fluoride in Port Angeles
PORT ANGELES FLUORIDATION TURNED OFF AUGUST 3, 2016
When will water be free of artificial fluoride?
It is going to be an unknown and probably very lengthy time before the clean water we knew ten years ago is fully restored. Unfortunately the city engineer stopped monitoring fluoride in water when the fluoride taps were turned off but issued assurances that water would be free of fluoride in a few days.
This is careless of the health of consumers, some of whom are hypersensitive to this substance. It ignored the residual fluoride of approximately 0.8 parts per million trapped in the delivery system which includes several reservoirs. Unpolluted incoming water free of fluoride more or less mixes with and gradually displaces this water. It is not a clean rinse situation. Promising citizens clean water in a few days is a mini- example of the careless statements we associate with fluoridation advocates.
How did we get fluoridation turned off?
We got the city's attention by petitioning to change its form of government. When and if adopted it will limit city's administrative powers, giving citizens more powers. Citizen anger when an advisory vote on fluoridation was ignored and a conscientious Mayor putting his city's best interests above his preference favoring fluoridation did the rest. The turn off is temporary.
An educational program on fluoridation conducted in 2015 was followed by an advisory ballot which was distributed to 9,762 water rate payors, one per residence.. 4,204 ballots were returned of which 2,381 voted NO to continue fluoridation and only 1,735 voted in favor. City Council none-the-less voted 4 to 3 to continue fluoridation. Citizens are outraged. A change of Government was a right citizens could exercise by petition and would cause election of an all new city council.
We petitioned for return to the same form of government that Port Angeles enjoyed for about a quarter of a century prior to 1972. Over 1,000 signatures of registered voters in Port Angeles were readily obtained, only 467 required. The County Auditor declared the petition valid and sufficient on June first, 2016.
Unrest of citizens continued; tempers flared and ethics complaints were filed aimed principally at a pro fluoride deputy mayor who gaveled down anti fluoride spokespersons. The pro fluoride Mayor determined that city business was hindered and proposed a compromise: he would change his vote, stop fluoridation now until another more conventional advisory public vote could be taken; the council would agree however to follow its results. His compromise passed 4 to 3 and fluoridation was shut off pending a further election.
As of now (September 25), we expect that with the general elections held November of 2017 there will be an election on fluoridation, an election on Change of Government and an election on four City Council persons. The City Attorney has not yet prepared ballot titles . FURTHER DETAILS—SEE..a Summary of Municipal Water Fluoridation.)
Eloise Kailin, M.D.
P.O. Box 2418
Sequim, WA 98382
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU, PARTICULARLY IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED BY FLUORIDAT ION OF YOUR DRINKING WATER.
We are facing a major election in 2017 on fluoridation, on change of government and on P.A. city council and need all kinds of help. We have the facts, the other side has the money.
Four Big Reasons to Say NO! to Fluoridating Our Drinking Water
1. Fluoridating Drinking Water Does NOT Reduce Tooth Decay!
2. Fluoride is a Cumulative Poison !
3. Fluoride Ingestion is a Hidden TIME BOMB!
4. Fluoridating Water is A WASTE of Money!
There are five parts to the video below. The playlist is embedded, so the next video will automatically load when the previous video finishes.
Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation (Part 1 of 2)
Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation (Part 2 of 2)
Dr. Osmunson | Professional Perspectives | Fluoride in Tap Water
The purpose of this site is to:
- Keep the public informed about what Clallam County Citizens for Safe Drinking Water is doing to stop fluoridation.
- Present research findings concerning the lack of safety and effectiveness of fluoridation.
- Keep people abreast of what other communities are doing in the fight against fluoridation.
- Present news related to the fight against fluoride.
- Present legal issues and lawsuits.