Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, a group of non-profits and individuals petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2016 to end the addition of fluoridation chemicals into drinking water due to fluoride's neurotoxicity. The EPA rejected the petition. In response, the groups sued the EPA in Federal Court in 2017. This lawsuit is ongoing and has cost the plaintiffs hundreds of thousands of dollars. The EPA has spent even more money defending this case. Source: Fluoride Action Network
This website is a way to provide resources for those following the Federal TSCA Fluoride Lawsuit and as a way for Brenda Staudenmaier to track some of her actions regarding fluoride.
Brenda Staudenmaier & her sons Ko and Hayden are Plaintiffs in the Federal TSCA Fluoride Lawsuit against the US EPA over the neurotoxicity of fluoride chemicals added to the public drinking water supply. Brenda works in the Wisconsin water industry. She is a photographer, wastewater operator, waitress, and sells cheese at the local farmers market.
Brenda became aware of fluoride while dealing with some personal health issues that could be triggered by fluoride exposure. Her friend Frankie Olvera was also dying from bone cancer while a study from Harvard associating fluoride in drinking water to osteosarcoma in boys was being debated. Brenda thought it would be simple rationality to bring forward the science but was met with resistance from a Green Bay Water Utility manager Nancy Quirk, dental hygienists playing roles at WI DHS, local oral health nonprofits, and outside influences who lobby to protect and expand fluoride programs.
Case Number: Civ. No. 17-CV-02162-EMC
Food & Water Watch, Inc. et al v. Environmental Protection Agency et al
Product Data Sheet for fluoride chemical used in Green Bay & Madison, WI listing arsenic & lead levels.