Reader wants freedom of choice on fluoride
Many of us who served in the U.S. military found ourselves in conflicts in other countries in the hope that those people could enjoy the freedoms that we have in this country. One of these freedoms is the freedom of choice. A choice unconstrained or forced upon us by external parties or governments.
But now we find ourselves being denied some freedoms of choice such as: our choices of health care and our choice of guns and ammunition to protect our families. Along with these new restrictions imposed by our national government, we are also being denied the freedom of choice by the board of South Blount utilities company to ingest fluoride or not.
Neither this board, nor our local government has provided a single clinical study of the long-term effects of ingesting fluoride. Despite 50 years of research the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to classify fluoride as an “unapproved drug.”
The chemicals used to fluoridate our water are not pharmaceutical grade.
And testing by the National Sanitation Foundation shows fluorosilicic acid is contaminated with various impurities and relatively high levels of arsenic, for which there is no safe level. This one contaminant alone could be increasing cancer rates.
We have several options to apply fluoride to our teeth for the prevention of tooth decay, which state “do not swallow” but we only have one source of tap water.
Because people drink different amounts of water it is impossible to control the dose each individual receives, there is no margin of safety for the effects on different individuals, regardless of age, health or vulnerability,
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies fluoride as a drug. Does our local government have the right to force whole communities of citizens to ingest a certain drug, irrespective of their will or consent?
Please let each of us decide what we ingest into our bodies.
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Maryville, TN 37801