Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Fluoridate our public water

For the past weeks, The Enterprise has been occupied with a confused and confusing subject, the “water project.” Strangely enough, the whole discussion with all its pros and cons dealt with money; there was no mention of the main public health concern, namely fluoridation, a well-established and well-proven system to prevent dental disease.

Needless to say, the drug has to be used in the proper dosage and has to be checked regularly since too little would be useless and too much may be harmful.

Money is not the problem: We spend enough money to produce illness such as lung disease by smoking; let’s spend some money on health such as by fluoridation of public water.

Herbert Bauer, M.D.
Davis

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  • nyscofApril 08, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Modern science indicates that ingesting fluoride is ineffective and reducing tooth decay. But, like all drugs, fluoride has side effects. See http://www.FluorideAction.Net/issues/health The concentration in water supplies is not equal to individual dose. Some people drink lots of water; some none at all. Babies should never be fed fluoridated water or else they will risk growing in fluoride damage teeth. the water supply should never be used as a vehicle for drugs without concern for weight, health, age or presence of teeth.

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