They have all the money. We have all the good ideas. We can’t lose.






by James Robert Deal
Mortgage Broker/Attorney


The fluoridation of our water is an assault on our bones, teeth, nerves, thyroid, our pineal gland, and much more.


Click on http://www.DealMortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Fluoride-Class-Action.htm. 


Back in law school, I wanted to be an environmental lawyer. I couldn’t break into the field. The environmental bar was very unfriendly to young lawyers. So I got into real estate law and then mortgage. However, that interest has held, and now I am doing environmental law by helping lead the charge against fluoridation of our drinking water, although I do it on a pro bono publico basis. That means “for the public good.”


See my blog on fluoridation at http://FluorideClassAction.WordPress.com. If any of the links in this post do not work, visit my business website (http://dealmortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Fluoride-Class-Action.htm.)


Click here to read the first”broadsheet” I published back in 2005. http://www.dealmortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Fluoride%20Broadsheet%202005.pdf I took it with me to the Herb Fair in Whatcom County that year and held a workshop on the issue. A fluoridation storm had been brewing in Skagit County for some time.

See this article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer dated January 16, 2007. Efforts to fluoridate drinking water there were ultimately beaten back by well-informed volunteers who were outspent 100 to 1 by a group of uninformed dentist who work as luckiest for the phosphate fertilizer, aluminum, and uranium industries, all of which have fluoride left over after they manufacture their products.


Fluoride is a poison at 5milligrams per kilogram of body weight. At lower concentrations it is still a poison. The effects are cumulative and set in gradually. Generally, we are not killed, although our health is eroded and for some life may be shortened. In 2007 I decided to do what ever I could to get this slow poison out of our water.  I wrote this letter to Governor Gregoire. http://www.dealmortgage.net/fluoride-class-action/Gregoir%208-4-7.pdf


I made the point that fluoride dissolves almost everything, including lead. Lead solder for use in plumbing was not outlawed until 1986, so this would explain why lead continues to show up in water fountains in old Seattle schools, at levels up to 1,600 ppb, far above the EPA maximum of 20 ppb.


Denise Clifford, director of the Washington Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water, sent me this reply on August 20, 2007. http://www.dealmortgage.net/fluoride-class-action/ In her letter Ms. Clifford admitted that mercury, lead, and arsenic were present in the fluoridation materials, but said the quantities were too tiny to worry about. She cited ANSI/NSF Standard 60 as proof that fluoridation materials were safe. However, ANSI/NSF 60 has not been updated in light of the National Research Council study done in 2006.

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I sent a Public Disclosure Request to the city of Seattle on August 4, 2007.


One of the documents I received in response was a 2004 assay showing that Seattle was testing for the presence of many heavy metals. http://www.dealmortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Seattle%20analysis%202004.pdf Columns 2 represents the water in its pristine condition, while column 3 represents the water after it is fluoride. After treatment aluminum goes from zero to 18.1 ppb (parts per billion), barium goes from zero to 1.6 ppb, copper goes from zero to 1.3 ppb, and sulfate goes from zero to 1.26 ppb.



Note the many elements market “u.” The “u” means that the element in question is not present at a certain level but that the element was tested for. These elements may be present at some lower level.  A 2007 assay done by Seattle Public Utilities may be easier to read. http://www.dealmortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Seattle%20analysis%203-2007.pdf The phosphate ore out of which fluoride can contain all of the following elements and many more,
including uranium, radium, radon, and polonium. The following elements were tested for and found not to be present at the following levels:


antimony 1.0 ppb
arsenic 1.0 ppb
beryllium 1.0 ppb
cadmium .13 ppb
lead 1.0 ppb
nickel 1.0 ppb
selinium 1.0 ppb
silver 1.0 ppb
thalium .2 ppb
zinc 1.0 ppb






Most people do not grasp the scale of the fluoride added to our water. Most fluoride is a waste byproduct of the production of phosphate fertilizer. In order to produce phosphorus that can be quickly absorbed by plants, it must be processed. Sulfuric acid is added to raw phosphate ore, which contains just about every heavy metal in existence. The ore is around 4% fluoride. In the past the fluoride gas would be vented up the smokestack, and entire counties were poisoned by the fumes. Today the fumes must pass through a scrubber liquor, which captures most of the fluoride along with the heavy metals. Fluoridation materials are the unprocessed slurry liquor left over after phosphate fertilizer or aluminum or uranium is produced. The scrubber liquor is then shipped out in huge train and truck tanker cars that deliver 40,000 pounds of the stuff at a time.

The phosphate fertilizer industry is itself a pollution nightmare. Plants may not need the immediately available phosphate which the fertilizer industry produces. In addition to producing millions of gallons of fluoride, the industry produces millions of tons of “gypsum.” This gypsum is unsaleable because it is radioactive, so it is stacked in gigantic piles a hundred feet high that extend over areas the size of cities. There it will remain for all eternity. Unfortunately, a sink hole opened up under a gypsum pile in Florida, and millions of tons of the stuff fell into the Florida aquifer, permanently polluting the river of water that runs under the state. 

Click here for more scandalous information about the phosphate fertilizer industry

See the “Certificate of Analysis, Fluorosilic Acid, Car No: SHPX204519, March 12, 2005,” which I received from the city of Seattle. The arsenic level before dilution is 52 ppm. The lead level before dilution is <1 ppm. Divide those by a dilution factor of 240,000, and the resulting parts per billion are very low. However, arsenic and lead are so nasty that the only acceptable amount to be adding to our water is zero. Further, the generally high levels of lead found in drinking water in fluoridated cities may come not from the lead added but from
the lead solder in the pipes dissolved by the fluoride.

On September 18, 2007, I replied to Denise Clifford’s letter, writing directly to the Governor, asking her to use her emergency powers to ban water fluoridation in Washington. http://www.dealmortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Gregoir%209-18-7.pdf 

On March24, 2008, I wrote to Governor Gregoire http://www.dealmortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Gregoir%203-24-8%20legal%20concerns.pdf regarding my concerns that the state of Washington, the cities, the counties, and the local water districts could all be exposed to legal liability: Given the conclusions of the National Research Council report, there is now no accepted “safe” level of fluoride. It is negligent and even reckless behavior to be adding any fluoride to drinking water. I said that I had no intention of filing a suit or encouraging others to do so. The Governor did not respond to this letter, or subsequent letters, and so I have decided that although I myself will not file suit, I will assist and encourage other attorneys to do so. It appears that it is necessary to wield a sledgehammer to change fluoridation policy.

Having learned that the Governor was a super-delegate and had declared herself a Barak Obama delagate, I wrote her another letter on the same day, exhorting her to be an agent of change. http://www.dealmortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Gregoir%203-24-8.pdf

On May 7, 2008, Seattle Mayor Greg Nichols organized a major press release and photo opportunity around the scandalous numbers of plastic bottles, mostly water bottles, that are tossed daily into the garbage. The Mayor encouraged everyone to drink tap water instead of bottled water, proclaiming, 
“When we deliver that water to your home or work, it is clean and fresh and healthy.”

I wrote a reply and for review sent it to Dr. Bill Osmunson, a general and cosmetic dentist in Bellevue, who also has a master’s degree in public health. I asked him to join with me and sign the letter. He agreed and assisted me in clearing up certain points in the letter. Neither of us expected the Post-Intelligencer to publish the letter, given the tendency for the media to side with the pro-fluoridation forces. 

The letter appeared on May 14, 2008, although several important sentences were edited out, apparently to shorten it
. This is the text of the letter as originally written. I have italicized the sentences which were removed by the Post-Intelligencer editor.

May 9, 2008


Mark Trahant, Editorial Page Editor
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Box 1909
Seattle WA  98111-1909

To The Editor,

We are writing regarding your May 8 article entitled “Drink Tap Water, Not Bottled Water, City Urges.”

We share Seattle’s concern about the overwhelming number of plastic bottles we use and discard. On the other hand, Seattle tap water is fluoridated. The American Dental Association advises against giving fluoridated tap water to infants during their first year. Mothers are told to mix powdered formula with store-bought fluoride free water, presumably in plastic bottles.

New scientific studies, including one by the prestigious National Research Counsel, make it clear that all of us, not just babies, are consuming too much fluoride. Thousands of scientists, including many scholarly dentists, have signed statements demanding that water fluoridation end, as has happened in Europe. The Nobel and Pasteur Institutes have rejected fluoridation.

Fluoride is not an essential dietary nutrient. Fluoride only protects teeth against decay when it is added topically. Adding it to drinking water only makes bone and teeth more brittle and more prone to fractures and pitting and does nothing to reduce decay. Incidence of decay is the same or lower in areas where water is not fluoridated.

Fluorosis is gradual and cumulative. Around 50% of fluoride taken in is retained in bones and teeth and in certain organs such as the pineal gland, resulting in a drop in melatonin production and early onset of puberty.

Fluorine is the most electronegative element, and it binds strongly with most other elements, including the calcium in bones and nerves and including trace elements needed for enzymatic activity to proceed.

The NSC study and others conclude that fluoridation at current levels contributes to dental fluorosis, bone cancer, arthritis, bone fractures, thyroid reduction, diabetes, obesity, kidney damage,reproductive problems, lower IQ and retardation.

Seattle water is fluoridated to a level of around 1 ppm (parts per million). The EPA maximum contaminant level is 4 ppm. Are we then safe? No, because fluoride is in everything made with tap water—bread beer, rice, cola, reconstituted juice, cereal, etc.

Athletes, those who do strenuous labor, and children who run and play and drink a lot of water are especially overdosed with fluoride. 

The NRC study concluded that the 4 ppm standard is far too high and that the EPA should set a new lower maximum
level. Thus, there is now no recognized safe maximum contaminant level for fluoride.

Pending determination of a new safe maximum, Washington cities, counties, and water districts should cease water fluoridation or face the possibility of a class action lawsuit for civil damages.

Links to documentation backing up all these assertions can be found at www.FluorideClassAction.WordPress.com.


James Robert Deal

Attorney at Law


Bill Osmunson DDS, MPH

Aesthetic Dentistry of Bellevue

Meanwhile Dr. Osmunson has been hard at work trying to convince the city of Seattle to establish a taskforce to study the fluoridation issue. Thus far the response has been the
close minded assertion that fluoridation is a tested and validated procedure and no further inquiry will be made into the issue. 

Dr. Osmunson takes the position that because fluoridation materials have such a profound and profoundly negative effect on the body, fluoridation materials must be classified as either a poison as defined in state law or the kind of drug for which a prescription must be
obtained under state law. Such a drug, what we would call a “prescription drug,” is technically referred to in Washington statutes as a “legend drug.” When laws were passed fifty years ago authorizing water districts to fluoridate drinking water, almost no one suspected that fluoride could have negative effects. The state law authorizing fluoridation made no finding that fluoridation would be helpful and would not harm those who consumed fluoridated water. Now we know better.  The National Research Council study said in effect that the
current 1 ppm fluoridation level for drinking water was too high and should be lowered. Thus the old EPA finding that 1 ppm was acceptable is invalid. There is no current accepted safe level of fluoridation materials in drinking water.

The law allowing fluoridation did not invalidate the law requiring a prescription. There is no prescription. Dr. Osmunson asks the water districts to produce the prescription.

In light of current knowledge, the water districts must have some specific professional signing a prescription. A prescription is a doctor’s or dentist’s certification that the drug being prescribed will treat a certain malady and that it will do no harm other than certain low risk possible harms as listed in comprehensive disclosures circulated with the prescribed drug. No government agency has ever issued any statement which would constitute such a prescription. The water districts are practicing medicine or dentistry without a license, or are poisoning the water at low levels, and could be sued for any resulting harms. It was Dr. Osmunson, who gave me the bright idea that the best way to deal with this problem was to start a class action lawsuit. 

See Dr. Osmunson’s very informative challenge issued tothe water districts, including Seattle Public Utilities. http://www.dealmortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Gregoir%203-24-8.pdf

A lawsuit is brewing in San Diego and is soon to be filed. The plaintiffs claim they are being assaulted through the unwanted intrusion of a poison into their bodies. They will ask for an injunction. I hope they sue for damages too.

I am often asked why I work so hard against such stiff opposition. My response is that the pro-fluoridation forces have all the money, while we have all the good ideas. In the long run we cannot lose. The majority has been wrong on many issues: The majority advocated slavery, anti-Semitism, the subjugation of women, killing witches, the idea that the earth was flat, and slaughtering 40 billion factory farm animals each year for fatty food that ruins our health and our environment. Fluoridation is just another one of those dumb ideas that will pass away. 

E-mail me. Fax me. The fax is 425-776-8081. Click here to sign up for our e-mail messages, which are about fluoridation, mortgage, and other issues.




No testing was done for the radionuclides mentioned above, presumably because the amounts are so tiny. See the February 24, 2008, letter I wrote to the Washington Legislature, which covers this pointhttp://www.dealmortgage.net/Fluoride-Class-Action/Legislature-2-24-8.htm 




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