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Letter: Fluoride evil?

The United States Library of Medicine says fluoride's side effects could include:

staining of teeth;
unusual increase in saliva;
salty or soapy taste;
stomach pain;
upset stomach;
vomiting;
diarrhea;
rash;
weakness;
tremor;
seizures;
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The FDA asks that fluoride drug side effects, including dental fluorosis, be reported at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch] or [1-800-332-1088].

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November 15, 2012 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Fluoride evil?

Like all drugs, fluoride has side effects that affect different people in different ways, and some not at all, that can range from skin rash and stomach pains to bone and tooth damage.

Studies also link fluoride to lowered IQ, thyroid dysfunction, and even cancer.

There is no dispute that too much fluoride weakens bones and that people should limit their daily fluoride intake. However, with fluoride in the water, it's impossible for people to know how much fluoride they've ingested daily especially since fluoridated water is used to make most foods purchased in supermarkets and restaurants and is inhaled in showers and absorbed in baths. Also fluoride containing pesticide residues remain on many foods. Tea, ocean fish and some grape juices and win are very high in fluoride.

Since fluoride is neither a nutrient nor required for healthy teeth and no American is, or ever was, fluoride deficient, it doesn't make any sense to put fluoride chemicals into public water supplies especially when current science proves that fluoride ingestion does not reduce tooth decay. Topical application is what gets fluoride into tooth enamel.

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November 15, 2012 at 5:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are you satisfied with the taste of Lawrence's tap water?

Fluoride is tasteless and odorless. If Lawrence adds fluoride, you may be endangering your health whenever you take a sip

More than 3,825 professionals (including 328 dentists) urge that fluoridation be stopped citing scientific evidence that ingesting fluoride is ineffective at reducing tooth decay and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluoridealert.org/professi...

Eleven US EPA unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals are calling for a moratorium on fluoridation.

The CDC reports that 225 less communities adjusted for fluoride between 2006 and 2008. About 100 US and Canadian communities rejected fluoridation since 2008.

In 2011 the following stopped fluoridation in the US: Marcellus and Mt.Clemens, MI; Fairbanks and Palmer, Alaska; Spring Hill, Lawrenceburg & Hohenwald, TN; Philomath, OR; Pottstown, PA; College Station, TX; Spencer, Indiana; Naples, NY, Pinellas County, Florida. In Canada: Lake Shore, Ontario; Calgary, Slave Lake and Taber Alberta; Flin Flon, Manitoba. In New Zealand: New Plymouth and Taumarunui.

Many cities are considering stopping fluoridation including New York City

November 3, 2011 at 12:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State health officer Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips sets goals for 2011

Modern science indicates that ingesting fluoride chemicals via the water supply does not reduce tooth decay

More than 3,200 professionals (including over 290 dentists) urge the US Congress to stop water fluoridation citing scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluorideaction.org/stateme...

Also, eleven Environmental Protection Agency employee unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs across the country, and have asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people.

The CDC reports that 225 less communities adjusted for fluoride between 2006 and 2008. Approximately, 90 US communities rejected fluoridation since 2008.

The Fluoride Action Network is working with Dr. Mercola to educate legislators and the media about the health hazards associated with water fluoridation which isn't revealed to them by those lobbying in favor of fluoridation: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art...

for more info http://www.FluorideAction.Net


January 3, 2011 at 7:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

More children facing tooth decay

Fluoride is neither a nutrient nor required for healthy teeth. Fluoride ingestion only delivers adverse health effects see http://www.FluorideAction.Net/health
without any benefits.

Fluoride is in virtually all foods and beverages as well as dental products. It is inhaled from showers and absorbed from baths. There's no such thing as a fluoride deficiency.

In fact, the CDC says that up to 48% of US school children sport fluoride overdose symptoms - dental fluorosis, white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth.

Those Brita filters and any other charcoal filtration device does not remove fluoride. Only reverse osmosis and distillation do to some extent.

The best way to avoid fluoride, and you should, is to contact your legislators, from local to national, tell them to stop adding toxic fluoride chemicals into public water supplies.

Start here
http://Congress.FluorideAction.Net

February 23, 2009 at 8:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think the city’s biggest challenges are for 2009?

I agree that fluoridation should be stopped and legislators should also stop taking political contributions from special interest groups which wind up costing us more for goods and services down the line.When Colgate or organized dentistry gives legislators campaign contributions, you pay more for tooth paste.and dental care. Your legislator is more apt to pass laws that benefit Colage and dentists than what's in your best interest.Legislators need to give up SOMETHING in these hard economic times.

December 30, 2008 at 8:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Vodka makers in high spirits

It's interesting that fluoride is safe in the drinking water but not in vodkaFluoride is an unnecessary chemical added to drinking water purportedly, but failing, to reduce tooth decay. Let's get it out of everyone's water and save Vodka makers the expensive step of removing it from their tasty brew athttp://congress.fluorideaction.nethttp://www.FluorideAction.NetFluoridation 101http://www.orgsites.com/ny/nyscof

April 20, 2008 at 5:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fluoride risks

Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHAT) are two year trained hygienists who are to dentists what physicians' assistants are to physicians.

DHATs drill, fill and pull teeth as effectively but more cheaply than dentists and will accept Medicaid. The fist ones are working in Alaska's rural areas where dentists refuse to go. They have also worked successfully for decades in other developed countries. Good idea?

Well the American Dental Association sued to have the program stopped. Seems they don't like anyone infringing on their lucrative monopoly - even if it means getting treatment to poor people who would otherwise be pulling out their own teeth with pliers. The lawsuit failed and the ADA could have filled hundreds of thousands of cavities with the money spent on that failed lawsuit.

Dentists have accepted welfare for the rich via their tuition or because their dental schools are subsidized by the government. Also organized dentistry uses our legislative process to get laws passed to benefit themselves - not us.

Dentists also lobby against hygienists operating without dentist supervision and Denturists who make and fit dentures without a dentist middle-man.

They are making huge amounts of money on cosmetic dentistry - much of it caused by over-exposure to fluoride which they forced into our drinking water and probably every dental product known to man - with any eye towards profits - not that it would damage our teeth. Why would they. They get loads of money covering up fluoride damaged teeth - to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars for one patient who can afford them.

As for the poor - let them eat fluoride. That's their motto,.

February 7, 2008 at 7:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fluoride risks

After 60 years of fluoridation reaching 2/3 of Americans via the water supply and virtually 100% via the food supply, tooth decay rates are increasing and UNtreated tooth decay is at crisis proportions. Over 1/3 of U.S. children sport fluoride overdose symptoms - dental fluorosis, discolored teeth - which has opened up a new lucrative market for dentists to cover them up costing people up to tens of thousands of dollars to cover-up, usually out-of-pocket. Now wealthy dentists can afford to ignore Medicaid and the working poor who need their care the most but can't afford it. 80% of dentists refuse Medicaid patients.

Fluoride is neither a nutrient nor essential for healthy teeth. No American is, or ever was, fluoride-deficient. Many are dentist-deficient. Even if fluoridation reduced tooth decay, which reports show it is not (http://www.fluoridenews.blogspot.com )
lack of dental care negates any perceived benefits of fluoridation when an unfilled tooth grows, festers, and abscesses to qualify for emergency room treatment at ten times the cost of a filling and at taxpayers' expense.

It's time to mandate that dentists accept every Medicaid patient who shows up at their door and it's time to stop water fluoridation.

Take Action to End Fluoridation at
http://www.FluorideAction.Net/Congress

February 6, 2008 at 5:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think fluoride should be added to public water sources?

Fluoride ingestion has never been evaluated by the Food an Drug Administration See: http://fluoridedangers.blogspot.com/2...

Water fluoride chemicals are contaminated waste products of phosphate fertilizer manufacturing and are allowed to contain trace amounts of arsenic, lead, mercury and more See: http://www.nsf.org/business/water_dis...

Water fluoride chemicals have never been safety tested by any government or private agency
See: http://www.fluoridealert.org/images/l...

August 12, 2007 at 6:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )