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Governor Jay Inslee has done many good things for Washington. I do not disagree with all of his policies.

However, he supports things I disagree with, including the fluoridation of our drinking water.

The type of fluoride used – fluorosilicic acid – breaks down into silicic acid, which leaches lead from plumbing.

Further, the type of fluoride used does not meet state standards, which require that a risk examination test be done. The fluorosilicic acid fails the risk examination test, and it is therefore illegal to use it.

Consider three important admissions which come from the CDCweb site itself:

a) that fluoridation reduces caries only 18% to 25% (Other evidence says it does not reduces caries at all);

b) that 41% of adolescents suffer from some degree of dental fluorosis, with around 12% of adolescents suffering from mild, moderate, and severe fluorosis, which is noticeable, embarrassing and ugly; and

c) that “fluoride prevents dental caries predominately after eruption of the tooth into the mouth, and its actions primarily are topical for both adults and children”.

Add to this the studies which indicate that there are much more effective ways to reduce and even eliminate tooth decay than fluoridation, and the issue becomes even clearer.