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UK Against Fluoridation

Monday, July 24, 2006

EPA accepting comments on pesticide residues in food

by repost Saturday Jul 22nd, 2006 10:33 PM
I'm glad they don't have flouride in the title because at this point a lot of people just turn off to anything where people are saying that flouride is unhealthy because they associate that with a lot of other nutty stuff. If 7000 EPA employees are calling for limitations, you have to wonder.

ALERT: EPA ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN FOOD A coalition of health and environmental groups have filed a petition with the EPA, indicating the agency has violated federal laws for establishing allowable levels of fluoride pesticide residues in foods. The petition comes on the heels of over 7,000 EPA employees calling for stronger limitations of fluoride in food and water, as well as a recent report from the National Academy of Sciences indicating the average American diet has unsafe levels of fluoride. Specifically, the petitioners (including Fluoride Action Network, Beyond Pesticides and Environmental Working Group) are asking the EPA to prohibit the use of sulfuryl fluoride in food production. Elevated levels of fluoride are associated with bone fractures, thyroid function losses, IQ deficits, bone cancer, and Alzheimer's disease. The EPA has posted a public comment period on the issue ending August 4, 2006. Learn more and take action here: http:http://www.organicconsumers.org/rd/fluoride.htm


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