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May 26, 2006
Focus: Health
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Dear POWA Petition Signers,

You may be aware of two recent significant events that are already having an impact on how the world sees water fluoridation:

1) On March 22, a National Research Council panel of the National Academy of Sciences released a report of their 3-year research on fluoride toxicity, concluding that the EPA’s current safety standards for fluoride in water supplies are not protective, that too much fluoride can be harmful to health, and recommending that the EPA toughen its fluoride safety standards.

2) On April 3, Dr. Elise Bassin's research paper, based on her doctoral thesis, was published in the medical journal Cancer Causes and Control. This peer-reviewed paper reiterates what her thesis asserted: at least a 5-fold increase in a rare bone cancer in young men after exposure to fluoridated water at a critical young age.

These two documents give more ammunition to our petition request for an immediate moratorium on water fluoridation and a Congressional investigation into this long-standing public health practice. (You can read more about both of these recent events on the POWA website at http://www.powalliance.org/campaigns.htm and much more on the FAN website at www.fluorideaction.org ).

Although we cannot update the POWA petition itself, when it is submitted to Congress, it will be accompanied by a cover letter listing all the latest developments, and mentioning that they only make stronger our support for a moratorium and a Congressional investigation. Meanwhile, we are stepping up efforts to gather more signatures more quickly, as we are getting closer to the time that this petition will be submitted to Congress. WE NEED LOTS MORE SIGNATURES!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

a) If you are a recent signer, or have not previously responded to our requests, please contact people and list serves you know to ask them to sign this petition! (Use your own invitation, the letter on our website, or our Invite-a-Friend feature). Tell them to go to: http://www.powalliance.org/petition/index.html

b) If you are a professional with a higher degree (such as MD, PhD, DMD, JD, etc., and the relevant RDH, RN, PE, etc.), or represent a health or environmental (non-fluoride!) organization, please sign Second Look's Statement of Concern on Fluoridation! For all the information you need for that, go to: http://www.slweb.org/socintro.html

c) NOW IS THE TIME TO WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR of your local newspapers! We want to get a huge public discussion going. This is a very vital step in moving the issue to where it needs to be: front and center in the minds of everyone everywhere. Short letters that get right to the point work best.
Just incorporate basic facts selected from the latest news:
* Fluoride is toxic waste
* Fluoride is toxic and cumulative
* The EPA unions' demands (see the POWA website for details at http://www.powalliance.org/campaigns.htm, Campaign 1, Part 2 box with links)
* The NRC report
* Bassin's paper and/or bone cancer in boys
* You don't want it in YOUR water
* Mention the POWA petition and the URL, www.POWAlliance.org

THANK YOU for keeping this issue alive, and for your part in helping to make big changes happen regarding water fluoridation!

The POWA team.
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