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Subject ALERT: Houston, Missouri -- Springfield, Ohio -- Brooksville, Florida --> VOTE to STOP water fluoridation!
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Original Message If you, or anyone you know, are in these 3 communities, make sure to vote against water fluoridation!

Brooksville, Florida
Springfield, Ohio
Houston, Missouri


At least three communities in the U.S. will be voting on fluoridation this election day on November 6th.

Houston, Missouri started fluoridating after a council vote approved it in 2002. Local resident George Sholtz voiced his opposition to the practice at a regular council meeting this past April and shared the latest science with leaders. This resulted in a public forum held in May, where Paul Connett, PhD presented the case against fluoridation to a full town hall. Soon thereafter the council voted unanimously to place the following question on the November ballot to let voters decide for the first time whether they wanted to continue the practice (note the use of the proper additive name for fluoride in the question):

“Shall the City of Houston continue adding fluoride--hydrofluosilic acid--in the municipal water? The water is currently treated as recommended and approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services?”

Springfield, Ohio (population served 85,000) will vote on fluoridation for the third time since 2005, as the County Health District has successfully gathered enough signatures to have the question added to the ballot in a repeat effort to initiate the practice. Both recent votes—along with a third vote in 1969--resulted in nearly 60% of voters rejecting fluoridation, which officials speculate will cost over $1.25 million to implement. The pro-fluoride lobby attempted to have the vote immediately after raising the issue in May, but the council killed that proposal so citizens could educate themselves prior to making a decision. To learn more visit the local campaign Springfield Against Water Fluoridation.

Brooksville, Florida will let voters decide whether they want to continue or end fluoridation as a result of the Mayor raising concerns about toxicity. The community had previously stopped using the chemical, but the council caved to the dental-lobby in 2013 and voted to resume the practice without much public input.

This week, Brooksville gained the attention of environmental champion and legal expert Erin Brockovich, who had the following message for voters:

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