When will we stop poisoning the water supply?

How long will it take for the Asheville City Council and officials of the Water Department to take off their blinders with regard to the poisoning of the public water supply with fluoride?

There is now available a vast amount of independent research from all over the globe concluding that the fluoridation of water supplies has no effect whatsoever on the dental health of the affected populace(indeed, it can have a negative effect), and that fluoride is a very dangerous neurotoxin, an industrial waste product that causes a panoply of degenerative conditions, including bone cancer. If this industrial waste is buried in the ground, it’s classified as a pollutant. If it’s dumped into a river, it’s a pollutant. But if we the citizens pay for it to be dumped into our public water supply somehow that’s OK?

Asheville City Council – please wake up and stop this barbaric practice.

— Michael Ivey
Asheville

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3 thoughts on “When will we stop poisoning the water supply?

  1. Evan

    I would like to point out that there is a large amount of evidence showing that fluoridation of public water supplies “remains the most effective and socially equitable means of achieving community-wide exposure to the [cavity] prevention effects of fluoride,” to quote “A systematic review of the efficacy and safety of fluoridation,” published in the journal Evidence-Based Dentistry. If you are going to reference a “vast amount of independent research,” please take the time to cite specific sources that back up this claim. If this letter was inspired by the flurry of under-informed reporting on a recent Harvard review (Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis), I would urge you to look at the study yourself, or to read an informed analysis such as that presented here: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/antifluoridation-bad-science/ Note that the recent Harvard review did NOT include studies of fluoridation programs, and is therefore hardly relevant to the matter of fluoridation of public drinking water. I would be happy to point out more sources to anyone interested in this topic.

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