FAN Bulletin 710
Ask WalMart to Stop Selling Fluoridated Water to
There have been several important developments this past week, with all of
them relating to the American Dental Association’s Nov 9th concession that
children under 1 year of age should not receive fluoridated water.
First and foremost, FAN has launched a major online petition – in
conjunction with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) - to pressure
Wal-Mart to stop selling “Nursery Water.” (Nursery Water is a brand of
fluoridated bottled water that is specifically marketed to young infants!).
Please ask Wal-Mart to stop this unsafe practice by signing our online
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/walmart/ . We’re going to
need thousands of signatures to make an effective impression, so *please*
help spread the word by emailing the petition to as many friends and
like-minded groups as possible.
Other good developments:
Mothering Magazine published an article earlier this week detailing the
reasons why babies should avoid fluoride. The article, submitted by FAN and
EWG, can be read online at:
Also, Dan Stockin from Tennessee has managed to get some tremendous media
coverage from key media outlets there. You can read, and watch, this
coverage at our homepage:
(see links below main headline).
Underscoring the important implications of ADA’s recommendation, a water
utility in Alabama announced this week that they were ending their
fluoridation program based in part on their concerns about exposing babies
to fluoride. Hopefully more courageous water utilities will follow suit.
Ok, so that’s it for now. I will be sending more information about other
recent developments shortly, including the recent decision by the city
council of Juneau (the capital city of Alaska) to end their long-standing
fluoridation program. You can read more about this decision at:
Please remember to sign our petition to Wal-Mart, and
email it to your friends. It is available online at: