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An important message from
Santa Cruz Citizens for Safe Drinking Water
to Santa Cruz City Voters:

March 2, 1999
Vote Yes on 'N'

Protect your future health from the cumulative effects of unwanted medications that may be added to your water.

Don't just take our word for it. See what the esteemed PhD's, MD's and DDS's have to say about the dangers of water fluoridation at the http://www.nofluoride.com website.

THEN

Vote Yes on 'N'

Measure N is the Santa Cruz Citizens for Safe Drinking Water's rebuttal to the State of California's suggestion to add fluoride to the public water supplies of all cities with more than 10,000 hookups, as soon as funding becomes available. The Santa Cruz City Council has already voted to oppose water fluoridation without an affirmative vote of the people.

In a new twist, the Santa Cruz Citizens for Safe Drinking Water is asking for a YES vote on N in order to expand and improve the Santa Cruz City Council's ban on fluoridation. If measure N passes by majority vote, then the only thing that would be able to overturn this ban on water fluoridation by the vote of the people would be another initiative, passed by majority vote. Neither the State of California nor the Santa Cruz City Council may impose water fluoridation in the City of Santa Cruz while measure N is in effect.


Safe Drinking Water Initiative
(Complete arguments as they appear in the Voter Guide are available from the County Elections Dept. Click here.)

BALLOT MEASURE: AMENDMENT TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE PROHIBITING THE USE OF THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY TO DELIVER PRODUCTS OR SUBSTANCES INTENDED TO AFFECT THE PHYSICAL OR MENTAL FUNCTIONS OF PERSONS CONSUMING SUCH WATER

Whereas water is essential to all and the public water supply should be safe for all to drink; and

Whereas individuals vary in their susceptibility and responses to various substances as well as in the amounts of water they consume; and

Whereas alternative methods of delivery for all substances exist; and

Whereas increased risk of hip fracture, cancer, neurological impairment, dental fluorosis and other harmful effects have been linked to fluoride in the scientific literature; and

Whereas data from the US Public Health Service and the State of California show no significant difference in decay rates of permanent teeth and dental costs in fluoridated and non fluoridated areas in California; and

Whereas each individual possesses the inalienable right to choose or reject what he or she consumes; Therefore

The public water supply shall not be used to deliver any product, substance, device, element, medicine or preventative agent with the intent or for the purpose of affecting the physical or mental functions of the body of any person consuming such water.

No fluoride or fluorine-containing substance may be added to public water systems. All laws to the contrary are hereby repealed.

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For more information check out
http://www.nofluoride.com
and
http://www.cadvision.com/fluoride/