It was citizens’ night at the Carlton City Council meeting Tuesday, July 10.
The first speaker was Jeff Chandler, who discussed his opposition to the addition of fluoride to the city water supply. Quoting a report from a Dr. William Campbell Douglass, he argued that the fluoride that is added to public water systems as directed by state regulations is unsafe for human consumption. The chemical is added as a tooth decay preventative.
According to the report, fluoride is a poison and industrial waste that is dangerous to our health. Among the problems, according to the report, are Immune system changes, genetic damage, cancer, and thyroid problems. The report also claims that fluoride does not achieve its goals of preventing cavities.
The use of fluoride in public water systems is mandated by the state government. So any changes to its use will have to be made by the state legislature.
Cynthia Hobbs discussed the confusion at some city council meetings. She donated a copy of Roberts Rules of Order to the council and urged them to adopt and use the rules. Council member David Seawright moved that the council adopt Roberts Rules of Order and the council voted 5-0 to do so.
Lisa Echols spoke about parking problems in front of the antique store, saying that drivers’ vision is blocked when exiting from nearby city streets onto Hwy. 72. The council discussed several other areas where customers can park and promised to move on the problem.
Susan Fornash was on the agenda but did not appear.
The council then discussed the city's commercial zoning ordinance and the need for fewer classifications. The city attorney will be asked to investigate the problem.
Thank you Jeff Chandler for bringing this issue to light. Every community in the U.S. should remove this dangerous toxin from the water supply.
Who is responsible for this statement within the article "Citizens speak up at Carlton council meeting:"
"The use of fluoride in public water systems is mandated by the state government. So any changes to its use will have to be made by the state legislature."
This is statement is patently false. The law reads:
Fluoridation: Mandatory State Laws in the U.S.
Contain provisions which allow a community to exempt itself from compliance with the
State law, if a community decides it does not wish to institute this public health measure.
Georgia's law cannot be enforced unless money is made available to the community by the state.
Law mandates adding fluoride to all incorporated communities.
The fluoride level must be no greater than 1 ppm.
Exemption to fluoridation is by referendum.
The law provides for "non-compliance" unless state makes funds available for the
cost of the fluoridation equipment, the installation of such equipment and the
materials and chemicals required for six months.
The law provides tax deduction for cost of device to remove fluoride if person
deemed allergic and advised by physician or approved by the Department of
So, if Carlton doesn't want fluoride in the water supply, Carlton can vote to remove it from the water supply.
Anyone spending just 5 minutes on the internet can learn about the dangers of fluoride and the Georgia state law concerning its removal from municipal water supplies.