Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

FLOURIDATION: No to toxic metals in drinking water

Letter by Mildred K. Kavanaugh, Lacey on May 24, 2013 at 11:03 am with No Comments »
May 24, 2013 11:03 am

Re: “Fluoridation good for our health, good for our budgets” (Viewpoint, 5-23).

While I believe the doctor who praised the wonders of flouridation in drinking water truly believes that it will promote health, from my interest in this subject during the past 50 years, I feel he is wrong.

The doctor wrote that untreated dental disease leads to problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Am I wrong in saying that flouridation does little or nothing for gum disease? Everything I’ve read indicates that gum disease is caused by poor dental hygiene, neglecting regular checkups and teeth cleaning, smoking, sugary foods and poor nutrition – the same habits that cause cavities. Oddly, the doctor wrote that flouridation only lessens the cavity rate in 25 percent which means 75 percent of the public does not benefit, yet is forced to use this toxic cocktail.

The latest information that I have is that most of the industrial waste we call flouride is imported from China and may contain harmful levels of toxic chemicals. No city in America has tested its water for toxic chemicals in its flouridation chemicals and released the findings. The flouridation poured in our drinking water is not naturally occurring.

Do your research before deciding, as the good doctor suggested, to add more chemicals to your food and water.

Leave a comment Comments
*
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0