I want to commend the editorial staff of Mountain Xpress for the article in the Sept. 9-15 edition covering the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council’s asking the City Council to stop adding “fluoridation” chemicals to the public water supply [“Protection or Poison? Food Policy Council Urges Asheville to Stop Fluoridating Water.”]
Water fluoridation has always been a matter of “tobacco science,” meaning that the real science to support the practice was never there to begin with. It’s always been a corporate scheme to profit from a toxic byproduct rather than having to spend money to properly treat and dispose of it. The citizens of Asheville fell for the scam back in 1965, and it’s been harming the populace ever since.
But over the last 25 years, literally every independent study of “water fluoridation” has shown two things: (1) the adding of fluoride chemicals to public water supplies has no appreciable effect on dental health; and (2) these neurotoxic chemicals have multiple negative effects on the human body — especially for children and blacks.
I encourage everyone to read the [article] itself on the MX website [http://mountainx.com/?p=538106] — it’s very good!
I also love the quip by dentist Matthew Young, “Putting fluoride in the drinking water for cavities is like drinking sunblock to prevent sunburns.”
Exactly. Let’s remove this outdated, barbaric practice and have better drinking water in Asheville.
— Michael Ivey