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Water fluoridation back in sights of Suisun council

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From page A3 | February 21, 2013 |

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City Mayor Pete Sanchez is hoping the third time is a charm for getting Suisun City to fluoridate its water.

For the third time in two decades, Sanchez wants the City Council to consider adding fluorides to the city’s water. He said he hopes he has a majority of the council to back him up with last election’s departure of then-Councilman Sam Derting, who opposed the idea, and the addition of Derting’s replacement, Councilwoman Lori Wilson.

“It is something that is worth pursuing,” Sanchez said Tuesday.

Sanchez said it was in the city’s best interests “not to take a blind eye to the need for Suisun City children to enjoy the benefits of fluoride.”

The absence of City Councilwoman Jane Day at the meeting prompted Sanchez to hold off discussion of the matter until the next meeting in April, but that did not stop three residents from speaking against the idea.

Kimberley Kent described fluoride as “a toxic waste and a poison” that she said will cause health problems. Kent said she is “very concerned” about the prospect of Suisun City adding fluorides to its drinking water.

City Council watcher George Guynn, who opposed the past two city attempts to get its water fluoridated, also spoke out against the idea. He describing it as medication without implied consent from the public.

“If people want fluoridation, they can go to the dentist or the drug store,” Guynn said.

Suisun City and Dixon are the only two cities in Solano County that have not put fluoride in their water. Cities with less than 10,000 water system hook-ups are not mandated to put fluoride in their water.

In 1997, Sanchez supported fluoridating city water, but was voted down. In 2006, newly elected City Councilman Mike Hudson proposed fluoridation, but the proposal only made it as far as the City Council, where it was shot down.

Tuesday night’s opposition did not deter Sanchez, who said he would pursue the proposal no matter haw many times it takes.

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  • George Guynn, JrFebruary 21, 2013 - 12:41 am

    Could it be the Mayor has taken too much fluoride in his old age and got senile? Apparently, it is passed time for you to retire, Mayor. How about if I want fluoride in my drinking water, I'll give you a call? Besides, three votes should not give you the right to medicate 28,000 people without the consent of the people receiving the fluoride. Additionally, adding the risk of cancer and brain damage from fluoride to innocent children is NOT a benefit!!!! Besides, most of the water is going to be used in watering landscape and then end up contaminating the marsh. Mayor, have you no shame?

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  • Bob O'DeaFebruary 21, 2013 - 6:38 am

    I'm not a Suisun resident but do not like to see unnecessary government spending. Such a small percentage of the fluoridation will benefit the children's teeth. And so much for watering, toilets, bathing of absolutely no benefit but as mentioned by others as a detriment to our natural resources. Parents - brush your childrens teeth and teach them to do so too - avoid the fluoride!

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  • Decide for YourselfFebruary 21, 2013 - 6:45 am

    Counterpoint: According to CDC... Adverse Health Effects The weight of the peer-reviewed scientific evidence does not support an association between water fluoridation and any adverse health effect or systemic disorder, including an increased risk for cancer, Down syndrome, heart disease, osteoporosis and bone fracture, immune disorders, low intelligence, renal disorders, Alzheimer disease, or allergic reactions. Additional information can be found on the Safety page. Environmental Impact Research findings do not support an association between water fluoridation and negative health effects on plants and animals. Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in virtually all waters. It is present in seawater at levels between 1.2 to 1.4 mg/L and in surface waters from 0.1 to over 1.0 mg/L, and can be found in some ground water over 10 mg/L. Because of the dilution effect of receiving waters relative to the volume of treated wastewater, a river’s fluoride concentration will be measured at the same level upstream and downstream of a fluoridated community. Additives used for community water fluoridation are closely regulated and monitored.

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  • Paul KentFebruary 21, 2013 - 9:50 am

    Is this arrogance on the part of the Suisun Mayor? Regardless of the facts, Pier Review Studies will the Suisun Council really bring about Fluoridation to the people of Suisun? This is the article Mr Sanchez refuses to read... http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/02/our-understanding-of-the-effects-of-fluoride-is-like-our-understanding-of-lead-in-the-1970s.html

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  • Decide for YourselfFebruary 21, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    Paul, whether fluoride prevents cavities is similar to the man-made global warming debate. There is enough seemingly credible research and opitions on both sides to build a case either way. It just depends who you want to believe. So my option would be it's not arrogance. The mayor probably trusts different sources than you do.

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  • Decide for YourselfFebruary 21, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    Paul, whether fluoride prevents cavities is similar to the man-made global warming debate. There is enough seemingly credible research and opitions on both sides to build a case either way. It just depends who you want to believe. So my opinion would be it's not arrogance. The mayor probably trusts different sources than you do.

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  • George Guynn, JrFebruary 21, 2013 - 8:07 am

    Decide for Yourself, there you go again twisting the facts. Google the CDC on fluoride and you will find that the CDC and the ADA both advised against the use of fluoride in 2010 for infants due to fluorosis of the teeth. Problems with the teeth also go with problems with bones. Even though the CDC and the ADA don't want to admit it, there are many other studies that show problems with cancer, brain damage, etc from fluoride. Better to be safe than sorry! Brain damage does not reverse.

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  • Decide for YourselfFebruary 21, 2013 - 8:27 am

    When did I twist facts in the past? This info was copied and pasted from the CDC Website this morning. So really, you're accusing the CDC of twisting the facts.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 21, 2013 - 8:28 am

    GGJ, "medicate?" Really? "Even though the CDC and the ADA don't want to admit it, there are many other studies that show problems with cancer, brain damage, etc from fluoride." That sounds like you don’t really know what you’re talking about Sir. If you have evidence, bring it. Otherwise your argument is senseless.

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  • S KFebruary 21, 2013 - 8:12 am

    I am all for fluoridation. I remember being in the Navy with this guy from the Texas Pan Handle, where he lived, they either had naturally fluoridated or added to water. What was surprising to me were his pearly whites, not ONE SINGLE filling, ZERO cavities his entire life because of that. To those that are against it, you are merely part of the, "SKY IS FALLING CROWD!!!">>>>IMO

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  • StRFebruary 21, 2013 - 8:41 am

    Th important point is that the Fluoride put in our water systems is not natural fluoride it is an industrial waste product. Google....Fluoride is a Toxic Industrial Waste Product......NaturalNews.com...April 1, 2011....... Since the 1940′s fluoride is used in toothpaste and is added to drinking water in many countries around the world. The dental profession claims that fluoride is safe and necessary for good dental health........... Fluoride is actually toxic waste from the aluminium, phosphoric acid and phosphate fertilizer industries. Millions of tons of fluoride are produced each year............. Up until the 1930′s, fluoride was discharged directly into the air and waterways, causing great damage. Lawsuits were mounting as more and more victims learned that their problems were caused by fluoride poisoning. The industry’s response was to change the public’s perception of fluoride.............. Many ‘scientific’ studies were presented to convince the public that fluoride was safe. Lucrative positions were created for ‘research’ and ‘education’ with the express purpose of promoting the use of fluoride in toothpaste and in drinking water. Instead of paying millions for disposal of this toxic waste, fluoride was now being sold to toothpaste and water companies!.......... Most toothpaste brands contain fluoride as the main active ingredient. Procter and Gamble, manufacturer of Colgate toothpaste, admitted in 1984 that a small tube of toothpaste contains enough fluoride to kill a child! Toothpaste now carries a warning label that if more than a pea-sized amount is swallowed, to get medical help immediately............... Up to 80 percent of young people in some U.S. cities have dental fluorosis, which is the first visible sign of excessive fluoride exposure. Fluoride also causes calcium deficiency, which can lead to osteoporosis, skeletal thinning, fractures, anemia and rickets................So SK you may be correct that your friend had good teeth, but it was probably natural flouride found in the environment not the type of Fluoride currently used, this chemical composition is an industrial waste product. Fluoride causes premature aging since it damages enzymes. This affects the immune system, digestive system, respiratory system, blood circulation, liver, kidneys, thyroid and brain function. Fluoride can also cause hyperactivity and a lower IQ in children.

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  • Paul KentFebruary 21, 2013 - 9:22 am

    response to SK one person with good teeth & your convinced Fluoridation is good for everyone? Please do the work & study for yourself research it out. Ask yourself this "why is Fluoride put in barrels with the word TOXIC & POISON on the side"?

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  • Decide for YourselfFebruary 21, 2013 - 9:28 am

    Paul, I'm not a proponent of fluoridating water and haven't made up my mind on the issue. Regarding toxicity, the question really regarding its safety in the volume that is proposed. Even water is toxic in high enough volumes.

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  • SobreakitdownformeFebruary 21, 2013 - 2:44 pm

    I agree with you, I dont think its good or bad idea to put flouride into the water. I highly doubt the govts throughout America would support flouride in our waters if they knew it could cause serious harm. I dont care either way but if budget is tight and this is a costly project then I would say wait till the budget allows for it.

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  • StRFebruary 21, 2013 - 8:47 am

    Councilwoman Lori Wilson....I have met you, you seem like a good and principled lady (we filmed you at the coffee shop). Please do your own research on this important topic. There should be no rush to make this decision about flouridating the water, please take your time and research this issue. Thank you.

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  • matt_deFebruary 21, 2013 - 10:19 am

    I am still awaiting a response from councilman Segala regarding his stance on Flouridation.IIt is not a good, nor fair way to handle this waste stream. The old adage "the solution to pollution is dilution" comes to mind. It's such a hypocritical stance that the federal and state government take regarding this waste stream. Whenever an oil refiner puts a drop of oil on the ground, the environmental types start to squeal. Whenever the government whether it be state or federal is allowed to poison its citizens with flouride, these same environmental types dance with glee. This reminds me of the railroads back in the 1860's. The mercantile way of things had the government subsidizing railroad tycoons to build the rail. Do you think that the tycoons thought about the taxpayer funding their operation. Why build a cost effective straight line over a flat plane when you can charge more for a zig zag? Bottom line, the federal government gives block grants to municipalities who follow their draconian mandates. This is me spitting on Mayor Sancho and any other council person who chooses the collective over the individual.

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  • matt_deFebruary 21, 2013 - 10:22 am

    Let's fill the city council chambers on that Tuesday night. Bring the cameras..

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  • Florence RhydeFebruary 21, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    What a terrible idea. I do not want to ingest this poison at an level, and I promise not to vote for anyone who even considers this to be a good idea.

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  • SobreakitdownformeFebruary 21, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    Hate to break it to you but flouride is naturally found in all our waters, at the very least a small amount. You cant just strip that away.

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  • Paul KentFebruary 21, 2013 - 2:59 pm

    You are correct in saying Fluoride is found naturally.....BUT we are talking about Industrial Waste Fluoride. Its not even Pharmaceutical Grade!

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  • George Guynn, JrFebruary 21, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    Decide for Yourself, yes, the CDC is wrong according to many other studies and so are you when you claim that the CDC is the only study that counts. I would love to give the link of a Harvard Study that shows IQ Damage in young children, but the DR doesn't allow links. Google it. However, I am glad to hear that you haven't made up your mind yet. If you keep reading studies, I doubt that you will want fluoride in your drinking water. CD Brooks, think about this, as mentioned above, I can't give links, but you can google the Harvard Study and many others. Also, if I am wrong about fluoride, why did the majority of the Suisun City Council vote the way I think for the last two times?

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  • George Guynn, JrFebruary 21, 2013 - 2:36 pm

    Gich Riddens, maybe my friend Rich should sue you for libeling his name! You missed the point. I asked a question. Why did the council vote against fluoride twice? Walmart was only voted on once and has nothing to do with the fluoride issue. Besides, with the exception of Lori Wilson, the same people are on the council. So, the same people didn't know what they were doing, but now they do with the switch from Sam Derting to Lori Wilson. Put another way, Lori Wilson decides for 28,000 people? This is not the way courts set precedents.

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  • Former FF residentFebruary 22, 2013 - 12:44 pm

    http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/fluoride-123470-board-district.html Not everybody thinks is great.

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  • Margaret HowertonApril 13, 2013 - 6:44 am

    The health risks of flouride added to the water supply far outweigh any potential benefits. Here's a video that illustrates this well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqn4Crw21Lg&list=UULIq0GdYDS9_hvguhpSWiig&index=1

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  • PaulApril 13, 2013 - 7:21 am

    Common Sense Approach Thank you Margaret. So who is really pushing/peddling Fluoride? Its no doubt a TOXIC substance as in LEAD when ingested.

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  • Margaret HowertonApril 13, 2013 - 7:33 am

    Yes Paul. It is usually enlightening when you 'follow the money'. It is disturbing to learn that Prozac is 94% flouride. And, a known side effect of antidepressants is suicidal thoughts. Could there be a connection between mass water flouridation, antidepressants and rampaging shooters?

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  • Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2013 - 7:42 am

    "The FDA requires all antidepressants to carry a black box warning stating that antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide in people younger than 25. This warning is based on statistical analyses conducted by two independent groups of the FDA experts that found a 2-fold increase of the suicidal ideation and behavior in children and adolescents, and 1.5-fold increase of suicidality in the 18–24 age group. The suicidality was slightly decreased for those older than 24, and statistically significantly lower in the 65 and older group.[41][42][43] This analysis was criticized by Donald Klein, who noted that suicidality, that is suicidal ideation and behavior, is not necessarily a good surrogate marker for completed suicide, and it is still possible that antidepressants may prevent actual suicide while increasing suicidality.[44] There is less data on fluoxetine than on antidepressants as a whole. For the above analysis on the antidepressant level, the FDA had to combine the results of 295 trials of 11 antidepressants for psychiatric indications to obtain statistically significant results. Considered separately, fluoxetine use in children increased the odds of suicidality by 50% (not statistically significant due to the low number of cases),[45] and in adults decreased the odds of suicidality by approximately 30% (statistically significant).[42][43] Similarly, the analysis conducted by the UK MHRA found a 50% increase of odds of suicide-related events, not reaching statistical significance, in the children and adolescents on fluoxetine as compared to the ones on placebo. According to the MHRA data, for adults fluoxetine did not change the rate of self-harm and statistically significantly decreased suicidal ideation by 50%.[

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  • StR.....Yes Yes Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2013 - 7:55 am

    Now we just need a law that says we need to put postage meters (lots of them) in the water...After all this would be "good for business"?

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  • Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2013 - 8:01 am

    Sorry, you lost me.

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  • I thought you sold postage meters?April 13, 2013 - 8:08 am

    True or False?

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  • Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2013 - 8:15 am

    I'm working for an non-profit organization that fights legislation and regulation that hurts independent businesses.

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  • More questions...thenApril 13, 2013 - 8:20 am

    What about in the past, in the past have you sold postage meters? U R not the Mr. Practical mentioned in Web of Debt R U?

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  • So please list some legislations......April 13, 2013 - 8:22 am

    that hurt independent businesses that you are currently fighting. Please

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  • StR @ Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2013 - 8:37 am

    So if you or your organization would like to do a presentation to the Taxpayers Group or one of the Tea Parties, please let me know...OK...Are you a good public speaker?

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  • Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2013 - 8:40 am

    That list would be longer that a whole days worth of your posts combined! A few of the most onerous... Federally: ACA. Increased minimum wage. The budget deficit. Cap & Trade. Over-spending. Over taxing. .California: Workers Comp rates due to burdensome mandates and increased liability. Unemployment taxes. Over regulation (we have over a thousand regulatory agencies, many of which need to be sunseted - Texas has 100 and does fine). Split roll taxes. Proposed sales tax on labor and services. etc...

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  • Very Good ! ....I approve !April 13, 2013 - 8:51 am

    And how does your organization "fight" these cancers on America?....Do you do court challenges?... Lobby the State Legislature?...Educate the Business Community and Public?.....Get repeal Legislation introduced?.....BTW this is something the Taxpayers and the Tea Parties would like to hear about.

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  • I do so like to ask questions ! So do tell...April 13, 2013 - 9:05 am

    So Mr. Practical, do you know anybody important?...DROP SOME NAMES PLEASE?....Thanks...If you don't, well then you are lucky you at least know me a little. Ha HA what a joke this is.

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  • StR @ Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2013 - 9:45 am

    "I'm working for an non-profit organization that fights legislation and regulation that hurts independent businesses."....I think this should be...I'm working for a nonprofit organization that fights legislation and regulation that hurts independent businesses....Does the nonprofit organization you work for consist only of yourself?

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  • Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2013 - 9:49 am

    No. I am totally for profit! The organization has offices in DC and every state capitol.

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  • Oh Goody....20 Questons....April 13, 2013 - 10:09 am

    to ID which organization Mr. T, I mean P, works for......1. Is it Benji?

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  • 20 Questions ContinuedApril 13, 2013 - 10:19 am

    2. Who, I mean What is your favorite kind of NUT?.........3. If you could take a free vacation for 3 weeks to anywhere, what destination would you choose?

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  • Question 4 AN IMPORTANT ONE !April 13, 2013 - 10:27 am

    4. Are you a MUFON Field Investigator?

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  • Question 5April 13, 2013 - 10:38 am

    5. Do you still think that I am to quote you..."hard to handle"?

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  • Question 6April 13, 2013 - 11:07 am

    6. What is your favorite Woody Allen movie?

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  • Question 7April 13, 2013 - 12:07 pm

    7. What did you have for Breakfast?

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  • Question 8April 13, 2013 - 12:28 pm

    8. Is it...The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)?

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  • Question 9April 13, 2013 - 12:37 pm

    9..What is your favorite movie with a CAT in it?

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  • Question 10April 13, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    10..Do you like Cats? ( I Love my furry little Darlings !)

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  • Puddy TatApril 13, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    Any of the Austin Powers flicks. But there was always this one...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkChbEu3hKE...

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  • Pussy GaloreApril 13, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    Goldfinger

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  • WHERE IS YOUR SO-CALLED (LOSER OF AN) ENFORCER AND WOW HOW CAN YOU BEApril 13, 2013 - 3:32 pm

    SoTragicallyRude? Great, another week of overload. Do you think people are here to look at your endless schizo garbage? There are folks leaving because of you.

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  • StRApril 13, 2013 - 6:56 pm

    If you are talking about the above commment that was NOT me.....you have no sense of humor

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  • Mr. PracticalApril 13, 2013 - 8:23 am

    Web of debt?

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  • YOU DO NOT PAY ATTENTIONApril 13, 2013 - 8:30 am

    Web of Debt is a book by Ellen Brown, check it out on Amazon.com....in it she mentions some guy that blogs as "Mr. Practical". Everyone who truly wants to get the United States straightened out should read it....It is our patriotic duty!

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  • Margaret HowertonApril 13, 2013 - 8:13 am

    Interesting that all of the rampaging shooters in the news lately were taking Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. Every single one of them. And why were they taking them? Depression. And the cause of their depression - could it relate to flouridated water? What has changed in the last few decades? In part, our diet of manufactured foods(devoid of nutrition and filled with toxic additives) as well as flouridated water. Something to look into, I'm thinking.

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  • Are the Council Members truly researching the topic?April 13, 2013 - 7:44 am

    A DVD about the dangers of Fluoride was passed out to each Suisun Council member. Did any of the Council actually watch the DVD? Or do any research? Also as far as Follow the Money are there any considerations here?

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  • PaulApril 13, 2013 - 8:38 am

    A request through "The Freedom of Information Act" & was made received. It states clearly that Fluoride IS a Toxin & was discussed by Council Members. A Petition is in the works.

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  • PaulApril 13, 2013 - 11:38 am

    Would like to invite Margaret & anyone who wants the truth to come visit us at Glimpses Coffeehouse any Wednesday 7pm. We discuss these issues & strategies of how to bring change. Thanks Margaret for doing the work to find what is real.

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  • Margaret HowertonApril 13, 2013 - 5:50 pm

    To Paul, sounds good. Between ballgames, I'm sure I can find a Wednesday free. I am very interested in solutions and discussions with like-minded people.

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  • kimberlyApril 13, 2013 - 11:50 am

    It has become extremely evident that fluoride is extremely toxic and that the risks outway the benefits, if any! a bigger concern would be to question why the government (especially mayor Sanchez) finds it necessary to go against the public's well-being AND opinions to get a law passed! The government has adulturated our food supplies with GMO, HFCS, aspertame, MSG, isolates.... and the list goes on & on with the poisons we take in on a daily basis; not to mention what's being released through the chemtrails DAILY! And now the government want to point the finger at US for behavioural problems, etc. Get a life - restore our freedom to choose - We the people....!

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  • BPA is also a problem check this outApril 13, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    Google...F.D.A. Makes It Official: BPA Can’t Be Used in Baby Bottles and Cups By SABRINA TAVERNISE Published: July 17, 2012 nytimes.... WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that baby bottles and children’s drinking cups could no longer contain bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical used in some plastic bottles and food packaging. .........Manufacturers have already stopped using the chemical in baby bottles and sippy cups, and the F.D.A. said that its decision was a response to a request by the American Chemistry Council, the chemical industry’s main trade association, that rules allowing BPA in those products be phased out....BPA has been used since the 1960s to make hard plastic bottles, cups for toddlers and the linings of food and beverage cans, including those that hold infant formula and soda. Until recently, it was used in baby bottles...The chemical can leach into food, and a study of over 2,000 people found that more than 90 percent of them had BPA in their urine. Traces have also been found in breast milk, the blood of pregnant women and umbilical cord blood......BPA could have the effect of feminizing males.

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  • A Book and website suggestionApril 13, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    *******Paul Connett, a chemist wrotee a book called...The Case Against Fluoride *****and the website...Fluoride Action Network............ All the Solano City Councils should research the issue. The Fluoride should also be taken out of the water systems in the Country where it was previously approved, which was a bad move.

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Actor Stephen Collins denies he’s a pedophile in interview

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
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Sports

Dodge, Vaca grad Mason lead Southern Oregon to NAIA title

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Raiders haven’t needed much from Janikowski

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
AP sources: Peavy agrees on $24M, 2-year deal with Giants

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Rookie receivers making their mark in NFL

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Former boxing champ Ernie Terrell dies at 75

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Gold medalist Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, avoids jail time

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Howe’s family reports rapid improvement

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

2 Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Vanden girls open Nike TOC with win on Arizona

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Cal men beat Eastern Washington 78-67 for seventh straight win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
CIF football bowl games headed to Sacramento

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B3

This date in sports history for Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
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Business

California unemployment rate dips to 7.2 percent

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
Chrysler gives in to gov’t, expands air bag recall

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

T-Mobile paying at least $90M for unwanted services

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

 
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Obituaries

Dominic C. Scolaro

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Marian Kay Zutz

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Judy Zamora Rogers

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
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Comics

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

 
For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

 
Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B10

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

 
Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

 
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Home Seller 12/20/14

Real estate transactions for Dec. 20, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: HSR2

Ask a Designer: decorating with Christmas trees

By The Associated Press | From Page: HSR2