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From Gary Flanzer:

Dear Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District Commissioner,

I am a long time Klahanie resident and in the Plateau water district.

I just read that the city of Fairbanks, Alaska has decided to discontinue adding fluoride to its water supply after a task force found new health concerns after conducting a year-long independent study using the latest data. I have attached to this email a copy of the results of the April 2011 Fairbanks Fluoride Task Force.

News Report: http://newsminer.com/bookmark/13889457-Fairbanks-City-Council-halts-additional-fluoride-in-city-water

As you may already know, the city of Calgary, Canada in February of this year also decided not to continue to fluoridate its drinking water after scientists changed their support of the drinking water additive.

Due to the recent concerns expressed in the Fairbanks report, including a 2006 potential link to cancer, I urge the commissioners here to revisit its 2003 decision (Resolution 3121 dated Dec 15, 2003 – not unanimous) to introduce fluoridation to our Issaquah /Sammamish drinking water. As I’m sure the health of our residents is your top concern, I request a hearing be held to consider this new data, not available in 2003. (Please see attached 54 page pdf file.)

Sincerely yours,

Gary Flanzer, Webmaster


“You do not have to teach the grass to grow, you just have to move the rocks off it.”


Reply from the Sammamish Plateau Water District re Fluoride Issue:

Mr. Flanzer,

Thank you for your comments and the material you passed along. I am glad to see you shared your message directly with the commissioners as the introduction of fluoride to our water supply is a policy decision the commission addressed some time ago. To change the direction would also be a matter requiring commissioner consideration.

You may want to consider contacting the commissioners directly or attending one of our commission meetings in the future to further explain your position.

Thank you,

Jay Krauss
General Manager
Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District
1510 228th Avenue SE
Sammamish, WA 98075
(425) 392-6256
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