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PO Box 2276
, Lynnwood, Washington  98036-2276
Telephone 425-771-1110, Fax 425-776-8081



July 1, 2011


Governor Christine Gregoire
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002

Dear Governor Gregoire,

I am sending you two reports about drinking water which I recently sent to Health & Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency. You can read the two reports online at: and

These letters demonstrate that the State of Washington has great potential liability for authorizing and allowing water districts to add silicofluorides to drinking water.

The silicofluorides which the state of Washington authorizes and allows water districts to add to drinking water, and which are used to fluoridate the water drunk by around 92% of Americans who drink fluoridated water, are more toxic than sodium fluoride. Sodium fluoride is used to fluoridate the remaining 8%.

Silicofluorides and sodium fluoride are more toxic than naturally occurring calcium fluoride. Calcium fluoride was used in some communities when fluoridation first began. and it is still available. Of the three fluorides, calcium fluoride is the most pure; sodium fluoride is industrial grade but fairly pure; silicofluorides are industrial grade toxic waste.

Silicofluorides are highly acidic and readily dissolve lead.  Silicofluorides dissolve lead more readily than do sodium fluoride or calcium fluoride. Lead at up to 1,600 ppb has been found in drinking water in Seattle schools, which far exceeds the EPA maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 20 ppb. Lead permeates all cells in the body and reduces IQ. The silicofluorides also contain arsenic, a known and confirmed Type 1, Class A human carcinogen. For both lead and arsenic the maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) is zero, meaning that there is no level of lead or arsenic which can safely be added to drinking water.

Silicofluorides are classified as poisons. As little as seven grams, the weight of seven paper clips, can kill a 70 kg adult. The one milligram of silicofluoride per liter which Everett adds to drinking water is of course not immediately fatal, however, the body retains roughly half of all fluoride consumed, and the effect is cumulative. Fluoride seeks out calcium, and is retained in calcium rich areas of the body. By the time we are in our 40s, our bones can contain around 5,000 ppm fluoride, and as a result we might feel stiff, less flexible, and lethargic. By the time we reach old age, the composition of our bones can increase from containing nearly zero fluoride to up to 12,000 ppm fluoride, depending on water hardness and one’s diet. One who drinks fluoridated water all his life will be less healthy as he ages and may have a shorter life span.

Silicofluorides affect bones, joints, and tendons and exacerbate arthritic symptoms. Silicofluorides are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and enzyme inhibitors. They denature proteins. They slowly but surely attack the thyroid, pituitary, and pineal glands. Fluorides build up in the kidneys and prevent them from functioning normally and hasten death by kidney failure.

Fluorides bind with aluminum and facilitate aluminum uptake from the stomach, allowing aluminum to pass the blood-brain barrier, which is believed to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

There are many more organs and systems in the body which are affected by fluoride, lead, and arsenic. Please read the two letters enclosed for more information.

Babies are most sensitive because they drink so much fluids. CDC, ADA, AMA, the surgeon general, and many other agencies and organizations have advised that formula not be mixed using fluoridated water. Athletes, hard laborers, and those with diabetes and kidney disease are also highly vulnerable because they drink so much more water than typical people.

In Everett and in all of Western Washington, we are especially susceptible to the slow but certain ravages of fluoride because our water is exceptionally soft. Our snow melt water contains little calcium to bind with and tie up fluoride.

New tanker trucks of fluoride arrive regularly at water districts in Washington. The fluoride utilized is the unfiltered and unprocessed scrubber liquor from the smoke stacks of phosphate fertilizer plants in Florida, Louisiana, Mexico, or China. The fluoride contains trace amounts of nearly every element on the periodic table. It is not pharmaceutical grade. It has never been approved by the FDA, EPA, or any other federal or state agency. It is only approved by the National Sanitation Foundation, which I show convincingly in my two letters, is a sham.

One small Division of Oral Health within the CDC strongly recommends fluoridation, but the CDC has no authority whatsoever to approve or disapprove fluoridation. The CDC, EPA, and the surgeon general all endorse fluoridation. The CDC claims fluoridation is one of the ten most important health achievements of the 20th Century. However, endorsements do not prove anything. One must look at the science, and following release of the 2006 National Research Council Report on Fluoridation, it is clear that fluoridation is instead one of the ten biggest frauds of the 20th Century.

Water fluoridation programs are expensive, and the fluoridation materials corrode water equipment and shorten their useful life. Hazmat suits must be worn to handle silicofluorides, and when it is spilled on concrete, it burns a hole through it.

In this era of declining tax revenues and budget cuts it is hard to justify adding dilute toxic waste to drinking water. Further, for every ton of silicofluoride added to water, one must add a half ton of sodium hydroxide to bring the acidity or pH level back up to neutral. That’s right, we are adding Draino® to our drinking water.

Fluoride is not a mere additive such as chlorine. Chlorine kills bacteria. Chlorine evaporates out of water overnight if left in an open pitcher. Fluoride is intended as medication and delivered without consent. It is very difficult to remove from water because it is such a tiny ion.

Therefore, I am putting you on notice that the State of Washington faces potential liability in connection with the lead, arsenic, fluoride, and other contaminants which it authorizes and allows water districts to add to drinking water. The coming lawsuits could be costly to the State of Washington, so please act accordingly.

The State of Washington can reduce its liability by ceasing water fluoridation, and the sooner it does so the better. As governor you could end fluoridation tomorrow by executive order, and you should do so.

If you and the Board of Health and the Department of Health fail to review the scientific evidence on fluoridation, such as the documents referenced in my two letters, this will constitute reckless indifference to the harms you are causing to the people of the State of Washington and will increase the State’s liability.

I am requesting the opportunity to meet with you to discuss this matter.

I have supplemented my comments in a separate letter which goes into greater detail. See:

See also the comments which I sent to HHS and EPA at: and



James Robert Deal, Attorney
WSBA Number 8103