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AUSTIN NEWS & VIEWS

October 10, 2011

Hosted by Thom White & SMiles Lewis

With Guest Dr. Laura Pressley

www.FluorideFreeAustin.com

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Laura Pressley, Ph.D. – Dr. Pressley holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from theUniversityofTexasatAustinand is the owner of theAustinbased company, Pure Rain Purified Rain Water.  She has worked in the semiconductor industry for the last 17 years and is an expert in device, contamination, and yield engineering.   She has managed teams in theUS,China,Malaysia, and holds multipleU.S.patents, published in peer reviewed journals, and has presented at international technical conferences inEuropeandAsia.

Dr. Pressley is on the Steering Committee of Fluoride Free Austin and is passionate about teaching others about the health dangers of fluoridation and lobbying government representatives to cease the practice of mass medicating our citizens with fluoride.

Date:  July 25, 2011

To: Austin Mayor, Lee Leffingwell and all Council Members

Subject: Recent Updates to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of Hexafluorosilicic Acid, Source of fluoride forAustin’s fluoridation -Fluoride warning on City of Austin Water Bills

From:  Free Austin and Texans for Accountable Government (TAG)

Recently, onMay 27, 2011, Mosaic Crop Nuturition, the chemical supplier of hexafluorosilicic acid (Austin’s source of fluoride for water fluoridation) made an update to the Hazard Identification Section of the Material Safety Data Sheet.   See the highlighted section of the MSDS Attachment.

The MSDS updates include the health warning:

“Prolonged or repeated overexposure to fluoride compounds may cause fluorosis. Fluorosis is characterized by skeletal changes, consisting of osteosclerosis (hardening or abnormal density of bone) and osteomalacia (softening of bones) and by mottled discoloration of the enamel of teeth (if exposure occurs during enamel formation). Symptoms may include bone and joint pain and limited range of motion. Conditions aggravated by exposure may include skin and respiratory (asthma-like) disorders.”

Given the recent health warning issued to customers of this chemical, Fluoride Free Austin and Texans for Accountable Government, formally demand that the Austin City Council place a fluoride warning (similar to and consistent with the Hazard Section of Mosaic’s MSDS sheet) informing the City of Austin’s end users by documenting it on their municipal water bills.  The warning language we are demanding and the relevant references are noted below:

Fluoride Warning:

“In January of 2011 the CDC lowered the maximum level of fluoride allowed in tap water from 1.2 ppm to 0.7 ppm.1  Austin currently fluoridates at 0.7 ppm.2   Prolonged or repeated overexposure to fluoride compounds may cause fluorosis.3  Fluorosis is characterized by skeletal changes, consisting of osteosclerosis and osteomalacia and by mottled discoloration of the enamel of teeth if exposure occurs during enamel formation of children and infants.3

If you are concerned about fluorosis in infants in children, you can minimize exposure to fluoride by using non-fluoridated water, for children and for reconstitution of infant formula.2”

Please respond in writing byAugust 26, 2011to Fluoride Free Austin,P.O. Box 7362,Austin,Texas78713or Info@FluorideFreeAustin.com. Thank you your time and consideration.

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References:

1 January 7, 2011 CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/fact_sheets/cwf_qa.htm#12

2 City ofAustin, Fluoride in Drinking Water:  http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/water/fluoride.htm

3 MSDS Sheet for hydrofluorosilicic acid, source of fluoride for fluoridation of Austin Municipal water supply, Mosaic Crop Nutrition, 13830 Circa Crossing Dr., Lithia, FL 33547, http://www.mosaicco.com, 866-928-7901.

More Fluoride Resources and Headlines

LULAC: Civil Rights Violation Regarding Forced Medication

lulac.org › AdvocacyResolutions – WHEREAS, current science shows that fluoridation chemicals pose increased risk to sensitive subpopulations, including infants, the elderly, diabetics, kidney …
LULAC Civil Rights Resolution on Fluoridation Removed

BREAKING NEWS : The Resolution was restored to the LULAC website. Luis Vera, LULAC General Counsel, ATTY in San Antonio, said all LULAC rules were followed.

The LULAC Civil Rights Resolution OPPOSING FLuoridation had been removed at the request of the LULAC National Executive Director.

Clearly, Fluoridation is a public policy gone bad. The chemical used is Hydrofluosilicic Acid, the toxic waste byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer industry. It has contaminants, lead, cadmium, barium, and RADIUM linked to Osteosarcoma ! Why are we adding a drug to water which causes harm to infants, the elderly, and people with impaired immune systems. Infants under 6 months are susceptible to Dental Fluorosis if exposed to Fluoride in the water ! This is a Civil Rights Issue.

Mothers have never been warned and many cannot afford bottled water or expensive systems to remove Fluoride. Ask LULAC to restore the Resolution to the website today.

 

HEADLINES

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TSA Announces Advanced Imaging Technology Deployments at U.S. Airports

http://www.mmdnewswire.com/tsa-announces-advanced-imaging-70641.html

AUSTIN AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011 AT 5:00 PM
ROOM No. 160
2716 SPIRIT OF TEXAS DRIVE
AUSTIN, TEXAS
Meeting agenda: (Part of Agenda)
3. STAFF BRIEFINGS, REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS
a) Planning & Engineering Capital Improvement Project Status Report.
 
b) Advance Imaging Technology Update.
 
c) Finance & Operations Reports.
d) GTSA Transactions Report.
e) Briefing on the Opening of the Ground Transportation Staging Area.
 
4. ACTION ITEMS
a) Election of Officers.
 
b) Approve a resolution authorizing ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration, and other agencies of the United States Government in an amount not to exceed $30,000,000 to the City of Austin, Department of Aviation, for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.
SMILES LEWIS SPECIAL REPORT: 
DRONE NEWS …
 
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http://politics.salon.com/2011/09/30/awlaki_6/singleton/
Jeremy Scahill on the Assassination of US Citizens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V238GIyYAlw
Question of the day: WHAT IS OCCUPY AUSTIN ?
 ” Austin ‘s 99% Joins the 99% on Wall Street to Demand Change Now!”
OCCUPY AUSTIN
Day 1: October 6 at Austin City Hall .
Day 2: March on Bank of America + “General Assembly” at Austin City Hall Plaza
 
OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION FROM THE OCCUPY AUSTIN GENERAL ASSEMBLY:
AUSTIN, TX OCT. 7, 2011:  Today, Occupy Austin will continue in a national day of action by occupying City Hall. This action takes place alongside others carried out by independent grassroots organizations in over sixty cities across the nation and now on two other continents.  This movement has gone global.
Today, there will be direct actions.  A magnet team has chosen action against the local to downtown-  Bank Of America.  A sidewalk march is planned for 4PM.  The team will OCCUPY the sidewalks at Bank of America and distribute alternative information as to where the customers may relocate their monies.
The group’s mission continues to evolve and advance through the organic process of conducting open and democratic community meetings. These General Assemblies are held daily. Today’s general assembly will be held at the Austin Texas City Hall Plaza at 1 and 7PM CST. All are welcomed.
Subcommittees are now formed to identify and enact nonviolent actions .  These are planned to take place throughout the duration of the occupation.
The General Assembly for Austin , Texas releases this statement of goals and demands approved October 5th at the 1PM General Assembly meeting.
1. This movement is about democracy.  We demand that the government be truly responsive to those it represents.  We demand an end to the massive corporate influence blocking the voice of the people by eliminating corporate personhood and limiting monetary contributions to political campaigns and lobbying.
2. This movement is about economic security.  We demand effective reforms to prevent banks and financial institutions from causing future economic crises.
3. This movement is about corporate responsibility.  We demand strict repercussions for corporations and institutions who cause serious financial damage to our country and its taxpayers.
4. This movement is about financial fairness.  We demand tax reforms to ensure that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes.
~Occupy Austin General Assembly~
 …
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