Organic Consumers Association

MINNESOTA: Help Stop Artificial Water Fluoridation!

We need your help on another important health issue: municipal water fluoridation.

Thanks to a law passed in 1967, artificial fluoride is added to public drinking water supplies in Minnesota. That law hasn’t changed, even though we now know that unnaturally high levels of fluoride pose a significant health risk.

We have a chance during this legislative session to reverse the old law and give municipalities and their residents the authority to decide on whether or not to add fluoride to their water.

TAKE ACTION: Fill in the form on this page to email your lawmakers and ask them to request hearings on HF 272 and SF 522 and to support the repeal of the statewide fluoridation mandate.

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) suspects that passing these bills would result in smaller communities ending water fluoridation because it’s a burdensome and costly practice. Ending the statewide mandate could also lead to more awareness and debate in larger metropolitan areas.

Both bills have multiple co-sponsors and are currently in their respective health committees. We need to turn up the pressure on these committees so they hold public hearings and bring the bills to a vote before the legislative session ends on May 23, 2016.

If you are a medical, scientific, legal or engineering professional, your expert testimony and advice could be especially effective.

Lawmakers also need to hear from people who have been negatively impacted by fluoride.  Our government has admitted that it has overexposed at least 41 percent of adolescents to fluoride, resulting in dental fluorosis. Studies also reveal that fluoridation is likely linked to higher rates of ADHD, hypothyroidism and osteoarthritis. 

It’s your body, your water and should be your choice!

TAKE ACTION: Ask your lawmakers to request hearings on HF 272 and SF 522 and to support the repeal of the statewide fluoridation mandate.

Read more from FAN on water fluoridation here and here.