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.