Letter writer: Evidence makes case to stop adding fluoride to Asheville’s drinking water

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In reference to [“Protection or Poison? Food Policy Council Urges Asheville to Stop Fluoridating Water,” Sept. 9, Xpress], this article gives a good case for the U.S. to stop putting fluoride in drinking water.

Mayor [Esther] Manheimer said that because the fluoride was put in by a referendum, a referendum is needed to take it out, but a referendum will not work because the same big dirty money that put it in will come in in droves to prevent it from discontinuing.

Since it can be shown that fluoride is ineffective and harmful to our health, a case can be made to discontinue putting it in. There is considerable evidence that it is not only harmful to our health, but ineffectual.

— Edward Daigle
Asheville

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3 thoughts on “Letter writer: Evidence makes case to stop adding fluoride to Asheville’s drinking water

  1. People all around the he world have learned the truth that fluoride tooth paste may help, but fluoride in drinking water is ineffective for teeth and dangerous to health.

    Consider this:
    In the US, 74 % fluoridated (more than the rest of the world combined).
    In Europe, 3%.
    In the world, 5%.
    Also Israel banned fluoridation last year.
    Over 200 communities have voted it out in the last five years.

    Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that the tooth decay rate in Europe with only 3% fluoridation is as good or better than any fluoridated country. This shows how ineffective swallowing fluoride is for teeth. As the CDC admitted in 1999, fluoride toothpaste is sufficient.

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