JAMES ROBERT DEAL ATTORNEY PLLC
PO Box 2276, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-2276
Telephone 425-771-1110, Fax 425-776-8081
June 5, 2012
REQUEST FOR NEW RESOLUTION FROM SNOHOMISH HEALTH DISTRICT
Snohomish Health District Board Members
Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Director
Shannon Affholter, Councilman, Everett
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Councilwoman, Edmonds
Dave Gossett, County Councilman
Linda Grafer, Councilwoman, Mukilteo
John Koster, County Councilman
Mark Lamb, Mayor, Bothell, Chair
Dave Somers, County Councilman, Chair
Dianne White, Mayor, Stanwood
Donna Wright, Councilwoman, Marysville
Stephanie Wright, County Councilwoman
3020 Rucker Street, Suite 306
Everett, WA 98201-3971
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Dear Dr. Goldbaum and other Board Members of the Health District,
Dr. Goldbaum, I am looking forward to our meeting with the Everett City Council on June 6. I appreciate your willingness to engage with us regarding the issue at hand – whether adding fluorosilicic acid to our drinking water should continue.
Speaking as representative of the Snohomish Health District, you advised the City Council in your April 5 letter, published in the Herald, that fluoridation with fluorosilicic acid is safe and effective.
In your letter dated June 1, 2012, you said that since 1989 it has been the position of the Snohomish Health District that fluoridation is effective. You stated the following:
Recognizing that “fluoridation is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay,” the Snohomish Health District’s Board of Health formally endorsed fluoridation by unanimous vote of Resolution Number 89-27 at its May 9, 1989 meeting.
Request for Public Document: Please send me a copy of said Resolution Number 89-27 along with minute notes from any meetings in which there were discussions which lead up to that decision.
If the above quotation is an accurate representation of the content of Resolution Number 89-27, the Health District only declared fluoridation to be effective and never declared it to be safe. Please clarify this point. If this is so, then Dr. Goldbaum is exceeding his authority in advising the City Council that fluoridation with fluorosilicic acid is safe and effective.