Starting in August Washington Action for Safe Water has been paying monthly visits to the Mercer Island City Hall.
Our goal is to educate the City Council about the lead, arsenic, and silicofluoride which Seattle adds to Mercer Island water.
Neither the City Council nor the public ever had a chance to vote on whether they wanted dilute toxic waste added to their water.
We are proposing that Mercer Island demand that Seattle provide water free of any additives other than a little chlorine to kill microbes and a little alkalizer to raise the pH of our acidic snow melt water to a more neutral, slightly alkaline level.
Seattle probably has numerous pipelines coming down from the Tolt and Cedar watersheds, and it should be no problem to bring silicofluoride free water down in at least one of them.
Seattle ought to install a new pipeline if necessary to deliver “just water” to Mercer Island.
Both sides of the issue have received coverage in the Mercer Island Reporter:
James Robert Deal J.D. – Mercer Island needs separate water supply – November 14, 2011
Dr. Bill Osmunson – Fluoridated water is unsafe for babies – December 6, 2011
See same article, updated and with links to peer reviewed scientific journal articles
Dr. Danette Glassy – Fluoride is safe and effective and benefits everyone – December 12, 2011
Dr. Robert P. Lewis Recommended doses of fluoride are safe – December 13, 2011