Tuesday, April 15, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Vote no on fluoride in water

I am glad to read more comments about the negative effects of fluoride in drinking tap water. It was added to the water we had in Wilmette, Ill. How do I not know that it didn’t contribute to cancer?

I choose to avoid tempting having cancer by not having it. What other organs would it harm? We don’t know. Do I want to be a test subject for such a trial? No.

You can get your fluoride in a bottle on an individual basis at a low cost. Just don’t subject the rest of us who don’t want it.

Come on — where is common sense in this? Vote it down. Vote no!

Janet Zwahlen
Davis

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  • Rich RifkinMay 23, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    "You can get your fluoride in a bottle on an individual basis at a low cost. Just don’t subject the rest of us who don’t want it." ... It seems to me this is a reasonable point of view: That adding fluoride to our tap water takes away choice from those who don't want it (forcing them, at last resort, to spend a lot more buying bottled water). However, the problem with Janet's argument, made ad infinitum by the anti-fluoride folks, is that they also make unscientific and seriously strange claims like fluoride added to tap water causes cancer. There is no science to support this claim. It is utter quackery. The sources for such claims are professional frauds. The Centers for Disease Control and the AMA and the ADA and all scientific health organizations support water fluoridation for public health reasons, and never would if it caused cancer or caused any of the other health problems that quacks say it causes. Very often the quacks will point to scientific articles as their "proof!", and upon inspection those articles don't say what they quacks claim they say. ... But again, if the anti-fluoride folks would simply stick to a pro-choice position, it seems to me they have a case. They have every right to believe in medical quackery or voodoo for themselves. Just let us not make public policy based on unscientific claims.

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  • Alan MillerMay 24, 2013 - 10:22 am

    rr, Here here! I could not be more anti-no-choice-on-government-adding-fluoride-to-our-water-supply. Those of us who feel this way -- our worst enemy are the anti-fluoride people who say stupid S---. Keep it to the facts and the moral and social implications. No need to add hyperbole, it only drives people away from your point of view. I will literally wear a tin foil hat to an upcoming council meeting. I doubt those who need to get the message will get the point.

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