Letter to the Editor: Fluoride facts
BY John Mueller, Tulsa
Saturday, February 09, 2013
2/09/13 at 7:50 AM
Water fluoridation is proven to be a failed mass medication experiment that began 65 years ago with inadequate science and, yes, politics. Tulsa should recognize this and save the dollars.
Tulsa dentist Jim Maxey ("Wake Up" Jan. 31) points to one website with links to endless reports on the issue.
Another good one is "fluoridation.com" in Calgary, Canada. That city of a million people ended its fluoridation in May 2011, and expects to save $750,000 a year.
Various websites link to information about fluoride and the chemicals used to get the fluoride into the drinking water, like fluorisilicic acid, an industrial waste by-product (not designed or produced for any dental purpose) that contains impurities that are infamous poisons, like arsenic. Those impurities are legally allowed by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act because they get diluted to below the maximum contaminant level, or MCL. Their goal (MCLG) is zero concentration due to proven health risks, but the feds cannot enforce further removal because the technology either does not exist or is far too costly. Numerous studies have shown those small amounts of poisons accumulate in our bones, brains, and other organs, causing brain damage and other harm (the proven health risks), particularly in developing fetuses and children.
All this to supposedly prevent the occasional cavity? Given newer science and a choice between a repairable cavity and irreversible brain damage in our children and grandchildren, I'll take the cavity, thank you.
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