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

December 17, 2012


To the Beacon Newspapers
Paul & Catherine Archipley
Linda Chittim
Sara Bruestle

Dear Publishers and Editors,

Please go ahead and publish this article in your fine newspapers. We will set a date soon for speaking to the Mukilteo and Edmonds city councils. We will let you know in advance when we plan to speak.

by James Robert Deal, Lynnwood Attorney

 In 1991 Everett started adding fluorosilicic acid to its water without consulting with or obtaining the consent of the many other “captive” water districts throughout Snohomish County, those which have no choice but to buy water from Everett, including Mukilteo and Edmonds.

Fluorosilicic acid is a mixture of many compounds and elements. It is the unfiltered scrubber liquor from the wet scrubbers in the smokestacks of phosphate fertilizer plants in Florida, China and Mexico. It contains or breaks down fluoride ion, hydrogen fluoride, orthosilicic acid, lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, chromium, copper, thallium, selenium, and barium. Thallium is radioactive and emits beta radiation. Fluorosilicic acid breaks down into orthosilicic acid, which leaches large amounts of lead from pipes.

The CDC admits that 41% of children have some level of dental fluorosis, which 12.2% of children have fluorosis serious enough to be noticeable, embarrassing, and ugly.

Fluorosilicic acid is an enzyme interrupter. Fetuses and infants are most vulnerable because their cells are still dividing. A recent Harvard study concludes that “children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low fluoride areas”. Fluoridation causes or worsens arthritis, bone fractures, thyroid disease, kidney disease, heart disease, and cancer. The effect is cumulative because the body has trouble excreting fluoride. Fluoride also combines with aluminum – which is added to Everett water to precipitate dirt – and thus transports aluminum across the blood-brain barrier, where it may cause or worsen Alzheimer’s symptoms.

Fluoridation does little or nothing to reduce tooth decay. The CDC admits that the effects of fluoridation “primarily are topical for both adults and children” and not via consumption of fluoride. Tooth decay has dropped just as much in non-fluoridated Europe as it has here. The big difference in Europe is that there is little dental fluorosis.

Safe water groups are asking Mukilteo and Edmonds and the other “captive” water districts to demand that Everett deliver non-fluoridated water to those districts. Everett has four large pipelines coming down from Sultan, and one or two could be dedicated to carrying safe water.

For links to documents proving assertions made herein, see:

As soon as I set our dates for appearing before the Mukilteo and Edmonds city councils, I will give you advance notice.

I am very impressed with your Village Soup format. This is an excellent way to facilitate advertising and also to gather and deliver local news.

Fred Fillbrook of the Mill Creek View feels strongly about this issue. I am hoping that the community newspapers will help us move the captive water districts to pressure Everett to quit adding industrial additives to our water. A little bit of poison is not OK.


James Robert Deal, Attorney

1 Comment

  1. Emma Markovic

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for finally trying to do something about this!!! We have known about this problem for years but nobody wanted to hear. People are just trained to trust to authorities on any level.


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