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City commissioner unexpectedly raises issue of Lawrence drinking water fluoridation

You don't need to be an MD, you just need to have common sense. You see a chemical that is classified as a persistent bio-accumulative toxin and is illegal to dump anywhere in the environment and yet you add it to drinking water? That makes no sense.

And even if it really helped (and it does't) why would your dishwasher and laundry tub need it? And how did government ever get the right to medicate a populace without informed consent? And why aren't these chemicals regulated anywhere in the world as a drug, supplement or food additive? Who besides industry is profiting by its use? Certainly not the consumers. Major cities like Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal do not fluoridate their water and their oral health is as good or better than fluoridated Toronto.

February 6, 2013 at 8:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commissioner unexpectedly raises issue of Lawrence drinking water fluoridation

artificial fluoridation is a huge waste of money - you pay for the chemicals, then dump 99% of it down the drain and on your lawns and through your car washes

February 6, 2013 at 7:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commissioner unexpectedly raises issue of Lawrence drinking water fluoridation

Actually studies have been done in Colorado that prove it has disproportionate numbers of thyroid disease than everywhere else. Also a condition coined "Colorado Brown Stain" was given to describe the brown staining of their teeth caused by over-exposure to fluorides.
But lets not forget that the naturally occurring fluoride there is calcium fluoride which is about 20x less toxic than silicofluorides used to artificially fluoridate water.

February 6, 2013 at 7:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commissioner unexpectedly raises issue of Lawrence drinking water fluoridation

Our city (Windsor, ON) just voted to stop artificial water fluoridation – now about 67% of Canadians have rejected it joining about 95% of the rest of the world. We are so proud of our council who did their homework and voted against the status quo. Artificial water fluoridation is unethical because it ignores your right to informed consent to be medicated and it discriminates because like any bio-accumulative toxin, fluorides effect the frailest, youngest, and those with the poorest nutrition and impaired kidney function the most.

Artificial fluoridation is ineffective. Check out the CDC's oral health maps posted online. Compare the states with the most fluoridation with the states that have the lowest rates of tooth loss. There is NO correlation. Then read where the CDC claims fluoride is predominantly effective when applied topically, not through ingestion. Finally, look at the the CDC's estimate that 41% of adolescents now have dental fluorosis - permanent damage to tooth enamel from over-exposure to fluorides. There is no such thing as being fluoride deficient but there is a real problem with getting too much.

February 6, 2013 at 7:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )