A hearing on House Bill 2372, a bill that directs water departments that currently fluoridate to include a notice in water bills saying that water fluoridation lowers the IQs in children, has been scheduled in the Kansas Legislature. The hearing is scheduled for February 19th in the Health and Human Services committee.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “The safety and effectiveness of water fluoridation have been re-evaluated frequently, and no credible evidence supports an association between fluoridation and any of these conditions: [cancer, Down syndrome, heart disease, osteoporosis and bone fracture, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, low intelligence, Alzheimer disease, allergic reactions].”
The Kansas Dental Association will testify in opposition to the bill.
“Community water fluoridation is one of ten great public health achievements of the 20th century.” -… http://t.co/3a9EDRbZma
— Fluoride in Kansas (@FluorideinKS) November 7, 2013
Chair: Rep. Dave Crum
Please consider doing one or more of the following right away:
Find your legislator: The following website allows you to enter your home address: http://openkansas.org/. When you have done that, all of your elected officials will appear, and if you click on the name, the contact information pops up. Please just contact your House of Representatives member for now. The bill is being considered only in the House at this point.
Members of the committee: Members of the Health and Human Services Committee in particular need to be contacted! If you live in one of the members’ districts, please, please contact your House member. The committee members are listed below. You can click on each person’s name to reach his/her contact information.
These representatives are the first line of defense against HB 2372. See if your legislator is on the committee. If your representative is NOT on the committee, encourage him/her to talk to their colleagues about the benefits of water fluoridation and encourage them to kill HB 2372. If your legislator is on HHS, double-down on your efforts. Email AND call. Encourage your neighbors to do the same. Many representatives say it can change their vote on a bill if they hear from just five or six constituents.