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Re: “System repairs pull fluoride from water until summer

Charleston should just stop fluoridation altogether. Even the CDC says fluoride's benefits are topical. Swallowing fluoride only leads to adverse health effects.
And there are many. See http://www.FluorideAction.Net/health

Continuing fluoridation is just kowtowing to a special-interest group - organized dentistry - which uses fluoridation mandates to stave off what really needs to be done - mandating that dentists treat more low-income Americans.

After 60 years of water fluoridation reaching 70% of the population on public water supplies and virtually 100% of the food supply, tooth decay is a national epidemic and fluoride overdose or dental fluorosis is also a growing US problem. Up to 48% of school children sport dental fluorosis - white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth, according to the CDC.

Dentists can make tens of thousands of dollars fixing those fluorosed teeth. However, 80% of Dentists refuse Medicaid patients and over 108 million Americans lack dental insurance. As a result, Americans have died from untreated tooth decay. Dental health is at third world levels in segments of the US population. It's shameful

No child is, or ever was, fluoride deficient. Too many Americans are dentist-deficient. Fluoridation gives the illusion that organized dentistry is trying to solve the oral health disparity by throwing more fluoride chemicals into the people whom they won't allow into their dental chairs.

It's sheer hypocrisy. Organized dentistry's political power runs too deep. They shouldn't be allowed to fiddle with our water supplies for their own political viability.

Posted by nyscof on January 14, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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