Get the F Out!

Event has passed (Fri Mar 22, 2013 - Fri Mar 22, 2013)
San Francisco Public Library: Koret Auditorium
3:00 PM March Begins in Union Square, 4:00 PM Symposium at SF Public Library
Health & Wellness


For 60 years, we have been misinformed about about the dangers of public water fluoridation. Still, together we can quickly end this harmful practice by garnering broad public support and taking strategic, organized action.

Come to our epic March and Symposium on March 22 and add your voice to the local anti-fluoridation movement.

3pm - Pre-March in Union Square Park. Come early and get to know like-minded people.

3:30-4:00pm - March down Market Street. Attract attention as we march to Civic Center in a beautifully epic way.

4:00-6pm - Symposium, Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library, Lower Level, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

We are proud to announce that the world-renowned environmental toxicologist Dr. Paul Connett will be our featured speaker at the symposium. His work on the issue of fluoridation has been prolific and exemplary. We believe he is nothing short of a hero for his courageous dedication to the cause and for educating so many thousands of citizens and professionals about the dangers and absurdities of water fluoridation.
Arm yourself with facts: the science, history and politics. Organize and take action!

Now is the time to end public water fluoridation!

San Francisco is the most enlightened city in the United States but we’ve been drinking the Kool-Aid in the form of toxic waste, fluosilicic acid, which has been added to our public drinking water for decades. The practice started in Grand Rapids Michigan 60 years ago purportedly to prevent tooth decay and continues despite modern science and statistics casting huge doubt on its efficacy. In addition, modern toxicology has exposed many possible detrimental health effects from public water fluoridation. That is why a group of local activists will hold an epic march and symposium on Friday, March 22 to accelerate the end of public water fluoridation in the Bay Area. San Franciscans know all too well that it takes a grassroots movement to combat the intransigence that maintains this policy.

World-renowned toxicologist and chemist, Dr. Paul Connett, PhD, will present the science and history of public water fluoridation at the symposium, immediately following the march. A leading activist against water fluoridation for over 18 years, Dr. Connett’s credentials include a 23-year professorship at St. Lawrence University and a PhD from Dartmouth College. The highly toxic waste, fluosilicic acid, taken directly from the stacks of the phosphate fertilizer industry is put in our water in up to 10 times the amount of naturally occurring and less toxic calcium fluoride. This policy could be slowly poisoning us in a variety of ways, including lowered IQ, bone cancer, hip fractures, thyroid dysfunction and special harm to infants. All you have to do is look at the teeth of over 1/3 of all children in the US to notice dental fluorosis, white or brown spots on the teeth caused by ingesting too much fluoride. While the CDC and ADA claim this condition is only cosmetic, modern toxicology indicates the condition is a sign of systemic poisoning.

The fluosilicic acid added to our water is not an FDA-approved drug, yet it is the only mass medication without informed consent and without dose control. The CDC and ADA claim fluoride is added to optimal levels, yet nowhere to be found are considerations of the vast variation in individual doses, fluoride absorbed in the shower, fluoride pesticides on fruits and vegetables, the amount of toothpaste swallowed by children and all the foods prepared with fluoridated water. Poorer communities that cannot afford bottled water and expensive filtration systems (only reverse osmosis systems, not Brita filters, can filter fluoride) face the brunt of fluoride poisoning. These communities are more likely to use tap water in baby formula, a practice not advised even by the CDC.

March 22 is The United Nations World Water Day and while we are concerned about the shortage of available fresh water, right here in the Bay Area we are poisoning our own bountiful supply with fluosilicic acid. The issue of water fluoridation is becoming red hot across the US and Canada with cities such as Portland, Wichita, Montreal and Calgary either ending the practice or preventing it from starting. San Francisco will put on its own style of grassroots action, featuring a march of protesters all in black and a marching band blasting its way through the streets. Style and substance will be married in epic fashion. Come lend your voice to the movement, get educated and get in action. This is not just a San Francisco issue as the SF Water board covers San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties.

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