Do you know that the city of Asheville is contaminating the water that most of us drink with a strong neurotoxin, sodium fluoride? Fluoride is dumped into our drinking water in a misdirected attempt to prevent tooth decay. Residents pay money for this. Why? The medium for transfer is really inappropriate; this stuff was never meant to be ingested. How much stays on our teeth? There is very little actual evidence to prove fluoride works, and enough evidence to make it doubtful. In the meantime fluoride creates problems with brain function, decreased immunity, possible links to cancer and fluorosis (a symptom of too much fluoride).
Please, look this all up at nofluoride.com, go to the Fluoride Action Network or just Google “fluoride toxicity,” and you will see ample evidence of what I say. The Centers for Disease Control and EPA are just starting to look into this issue because they are getting information that links lowered IQ with even small amounts of fluoride consumption, especially in children.
While we wait for fluoride to be removed, we can install reverse-osmosis water filters or distill our water: These are the only guaranteed ways to remove fluoride. Even bottled water can be just filtered tap water, so be very careful of your sources.
The city of Brevard had their fluoride removed and so can we. Go to Asheville City Council and tell them of your concerns. Talk to the Asheville Water Resources Department; tell them we do not want this dangerous chemical in our water and to remove it for our children’s sake. We are a very progressive, forward-thinking community that is striving toward health and well-being. This would be a great place to prove this and be an example for other communities. Let’s start a “no fluoride” campaign for our beautiful city and make this a healthier, happier place to live.
— Dave Metz