In a ruling that could have far-reaching consequences for communities that add fluoride to their municipal drinking water, a court in California denied the EPA's request for a protection order that would limit the information courts can view when considering evidence of risks to human health and the environment.
A provision in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) allows citizens to petition the EPA, which is authorized under TSCA to ban harmful contaminants that are risks to health and the environment, to essentially perform the job they are commissioned to do. A citizen lawsuit brought by Food & Water Watch Inc. against the EPA demands that the agency ban the addition of fluoride to drinking water. (Food & Water Watch Inc., et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency.)
A Northern District of California judge ruled against the EPA's request to restrict information used by the courts to make decisions to only info that was used in original agency proceedings leading up to decisions on banned contaminants.
This is a victory for opponents of fluoridation.
Communities all over the world are banning water fluoridation. But there are still many, many that add fluoride to municipal drinking water. According to the CDC, 66.3% of US households use fluoridated water (2014 data). Let that sink in.
If you've got fluoridated water, there are several ways to remove fluoride from your drinking water. We recommend bone char as an effective method. We've just added a category on our web store for all our products that treat fluoride.
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We are always happy to assist in your product decisions. If you are not sure if your water has added fluoride you can contact us to help find out. Or contact your local water dept.
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Click here for more info on fluoride in drinking water from a previous blog post by Lorraine Marie (Removing fluoride from drinking water: Is bone char a good alternative?).
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Nestle, Aquafina, Aqua, Dasani, Evian and other major brands are selling water that does not require testing. And it stands to reason that water sitting in plastic bottles can become contaminated with chemicals that leach from plastic. The sense of security that many consumers feel from bottled water is misguided. That water is not always what you might believe. In fact, more times than not, it isn't.
Thyroid and Your Drinking Water. Should You Worry?
by Lorraine Marie
Make sure your drinking water is not a thyroid antagonist.
It’s pretty basic: Iodine is essential to the function of the thyroid. The thyroid is essential to the function of your body. That said, the thyroid is under threat not only from iodine deficiency, but from unprecedented levels of industrial pollutants. Some of those toxins are in municipally treated as well as untreated drinking water.