Regarding Asheville’s decision to fluoridate our city water, I would like to suggest to Mayor [Esther] Manheimer she act on the side of caution immediately. Doing less is to ignore basic facts and continue a flawed and truly diabolical scheme on her watch.
This historic quote requires no particular folks to become consumer-friendly (and happier, too): “The German chemists worked out a very ingenious and far reaching plan of mass control that was submitted to and adopted by the German generals staff. This plan was to control the population of any given area though mass medication of drinking water supplies. … In this scheme of mass control, “sodium fluoride” occupied a prominent place.” — Charles Elliot Perkins, 1954, U.S. chemist sent to Germany after World War II to assess I.B. Farben industries.
— William Chalk
Editor’s note: PolitiFact, a project of the Tampa Bay Times and its partner news organizations, concluded in 2011 that the Internet meme that the Nazis put fluoride in drinking water during World War II to pacify the Jews was an urban myth.