Reader wants only pure water
Mayor Bloomberg was just put in his place regarding mandating what a person is allowed to purchase. New Yorkers can buy Big Gulp sodas because the courts told Bloomberg that it was none of his business.
In my opinion, it’s not up to utility districts to mandate fluosilicic acid, either. I want good, clean, pure water provided. They shouldn’t be able to decide that I don’t already get enough of this chemical from other foods, like tea and grape juice which are normally high in natural fluoride. When I water my garden, I’m adding the toxic chemical, fluosilicic acid, to my vegetables. It’s also in pesticides. We have no way of measuring how much natural fluoride or this man-made fluoride are in our diet.
It’s incorrect to say that all dentists believe that fluoride is the best thing since sliced bread. There are even local dentists who will state differently.
I read an article by Dr. Hardy Limeback in Canada who taught at a large dental school. For years he stressed the importance of fluoridation. After studying the health effects, he contacted all of his students and apologized for the poor information he had been providing.
He said it was a hard pill to swallow, but he felt obligated to let the younger generation of dentists understand how bad fluoride can be. Lots of folks have a chemical intolerance and they would be affected even more harshly.
I have two young grandchildren. Since I have a whole-house filter to remove fluosilicic acid, for my own health and theirs, I know that they’re not ingesting a toxin in my home. However, when the boys are elsewhere, I worry about them drinking this chemical.
We always hear “It’s for the kids.” Stopping fluoridation is “for the kids.” We’ll take care of their dental health; it’s none of the utilities’ business.
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Greenback, TN 37742