CFN – A member of Cornwall City Council recently released information that the City of Cornwall had temporarily suspended the addition of fluoride to the municipal water. Without public knowledge, the situation that had been ongoing for 2-months, the result of problems related to the storage of the hydrofluorosilicic acid that is added to the municipal water.
Readers may recall that the area medical officer of health appeared before Cornwall City Council to suggest that hydrofluorosilicic acid was actually safe . . . and most of Cornwall City Council literally bought the suggestion, hook, line and sinker. HOWEVER, a resident of Alberta recently used the Freedom of Information Act to require that Health Canada release documentation proving the safety of the compound.
Health Canada replied that their department had no documentation on file to such effect, as revealed in this .pdf copy of their correspendence:
If the national ministry of health is UNABLE to provide documentation to attest the safety of hydrofluorisilic acid, then what was the source of information used by the medical officer of health during his presentation to Cornwall City Council, alleging the supposed safety of the compound? The packages arrive at the filtration plant with skull-and-crossbones clearly marked as well as a disclaimer, “Not tested for human consumption”.
The HEALTH CANADA ACT requires that ONLY substancess that have been tested and approved by Health Canada be used for medical purposes. The absence of any certification of Hydrofluorosilicic Acid opens the door for a citizens’ group to make application to the courts for the following purposes:
– Present to the judge the relevant section in the Health Canada Act that forbids the use of substances unapproved by Health Canada for medically related purposes
– Present to the judge documentation that Health Canada has neither tested nor approved of the substance called Hydrofluorosilicic Acid for medically related purposes
– Present to the judge evidence that the City of Cornwall has been adding a substance unapproved by Health Canada to the municipal water supply
– Make application to the court to issue a court order that may be served on the City of Cornwall to suspend the addition of a substance unapproved by Health Canada, hydrofluorsilicic acid to the municipal water supply until such time that Health Canada actually tests the substance and issues a writ of approval for the application of the substance.
At the future time after Health Canada has tested hydrofluorisilicic acid and has issued a writ of approval for that substance, the Medical Officer of Health may then obtain official documentation of such approval from Health Canada, the sole agency that has authority to approve medical substances across Canada, and present such documentation to Cornwall City Council.
The Medical Officer of Health may already be aware that there are other approved fluoride compounds such as medical-grade sodium fluoride that may be considered as a possible substitute to the unapproved hydrofluorosilicic acid.
The citizens’ group may also consider contacting the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons to inquire as to that college’s stand in regard to members of their college suggesting that municipalities add to their municipal water supply, substances such as hydrofluorsilicic acid that have neither been tested NOR APPROVED by Health Canada for the alleged health benefit of a community of citizens.
In regard to the additional of hydrofluorosilicic acid to the municipal water in Peel County, Ontario, a lawyer recently appeared before that City Council to advise the municipal council that the municipality as well as individual members of council could be liable for the medical expenses of city residents whose health may be harmed by hydrofluoroslicic acid, as reported by Toronto Star
The manufacturers and distributors of the compound have already absolved themselves of liability by displaying the skull-and-crossbones printed on each package. Based on the presentation by a lawyer who appeared before the City Council of Peel, elected members of Cornwall City Council who persist to enforce the addition of hydrofluorosilicic acid to the municipal water, could find the municipality and themselves liable for any harm caused to citizens by a substance NOT tested and Not approved by Health Canada.
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