Fluoridating water is well-intentioned, but there's a better way

Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Fluoridation of public water supply is as "scientific" as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and pharmaceutical prescriptions. It is another attempt to chemically fix unhealthy eating habits.

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Eating fresh, whole, unprocessed foods eliminates dental decay. Brushing and flossing protects our teeth from the damage of processed foods.

Like other scientific applications, fluoride should be an elective treatment. It is available through supplements, toothpaste and mouthwash. I don't drink tap water, and I don't want fluoride in my bathing or vegetable-washing water.

Fluoridating water is a well-intentioned effort to help children and adults who are eating highly processed, unhealthy foods and not practicing oral hygiene. Nevertheless, as with other scientific fixes, fluoride is a substitute for education. It contributes to the powerful trend of increasingly unhealthy generations.

Please do not support adding this chemical to our pristine water.

Ann Foster Dombkowski

Juneau



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