A Texas town have won their fight against fluoride.
San Marcos a college town located 25 miles south of Austin, voted to stop adding the industrial toxin hydrofluorosilicic acid to their water supply.
Natural News reports:
The votes in favor of Proposition 1 to stop adding fluoride to the public water supply came in at about 61 percent, with 39 percent opposing the measure. The victorious outcome was made possible by committed voters and the efforts of grassroots groups who worked tirelessly to get the measure onto the November 2015 ballot, despite facing many obstacles along the way.
Fluoride-Free San Marcos helped get the measure on the ballot, while another Texas organization supported their efforts, aiding in the initiative’s success.
Texans for Accountable Government (TAG), an Austin-based trans-partisan political action committee, spearheaded the anti-fluoride campaign, playing a large role in the Election Day results. Leading up to the election, TAG volunteers conducted phone banking, as well as walked the streets of San Marcos going door-to-door educating residents about the adverse health effects of drinking fluoridated water.
On Tuesday, anti-fluoridation activists showed up at the polls to inform voters about the dangers of water fluoridation, urging them to support the measure to remove it.
San Marcos joins the growing list of a few other Texas cities that don’t fluoridate their water, including Lago Vista, College Station and Alamo Heights, according to FluorideAlert.org.
Anti-fluoridation activists have been unbreakable in their efforts to end water fluoridation in Austin; however, they have not yet been successful. But the rejection of fluoride in the neighboring town of San Marcos will serve as a great example, illustrating the public support against it and highlighting its cost-saving benefits.
The fact that water fluoridation even made the ballot was a victory in and of itself, as activists were nearly stopped when the city sued Fluoride-Free San Marcos petitioners on June 17, arguing that the signatures they gathered were somehow invalid.
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