Bd of Health
Bellevue dentist and scholar Bill Osmunson submitted 15 petitions to the Washington Board of Health for rule making regarding fluoridation.
The Petitions are as follows:
The Board of Health has to respond to these proposals in writing. Proposals that are declined can be appealed to Governor Gregoire.
On June 9, 2010, the first proposal was heard. The Board of Health dismissed the proposal, making a raft of specious arguments.
Washington Action for Safe Water (WASW) appealed the decision directly to Governor Christine Gregoire. However, the appeal was denied on jurisdictional grounds because it was presented more than 30 days after denial. We have resubmitted the appeal as a new rulemaking motion.
Read the original proposal here.
The Board of Health turned the proposal down and demonstrated in its response that it did not understand the issues involved.
So WASW filed this appeal.
WASW filed a new rulemaking petition regarding the lead which silicofluorides contain, which they cause to be leached from pipes and solder, and which they cause to be absorbed by the body.