Monday, March 19, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE PASSES INFANT WARNING BILL




Yay! More evidence that the dark forces are really losing ground!

From The Flouride Action Network
"We have exciting news! This week the largest state legislature in the U.S. passed a bill mandating infant fluoride warnings on all water bills in fluoridated communities.

On Thursday, March 15th, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 253-23 in favor of HB-1416 following a 13-2 recommendation from the House Resources, Recreation, and Development committee. While there was a lot of opposition to the bill in committee, there was no debate on the House floor because of the insurmountable 13-2 committee recommendation.

Here is the background on HB1416.

The bill will now go to the Senate, where it will have a public hearing before either the Health or Municipal committee during the next several weeks. While in the Senate, we know that the NH Dental Association, Delta Dental, and the American Water Works Association will continue to oppose this bill. The NH Dental Association has contributed more than $40,000 to NH Senators over the past 5 years, so we expect a battle.

We would like to thank those who contacted NH legislators and committee members. Many legislators told me personally that they received hundreds of emails, dozens of letters, and many personal phone calls, all of which influenced their decision significantly.

We will need this same level of support as this bill heads into the Senate. We need NH Senators to hear from medical and scientific professionals, NH citizens, and from people who have been harmed by water fluoridation. I believe that if we can keep this pressure on NH legislators, then HB-1416 will successfully become law, setting a new precedent in disclosure of the risks associated with water fluoridation.

Be on the lookout for future updates from NH as the bill is referred to a committee and has its public hearing scheduled.

Sincerely,
Stuart Cooper
Campaign Manager
Fluoride Action Network"

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