Get a clue - fluoride is toxic stuff

Letter to the editor

Posted: Friday, November 24, 2006

Finally, a smart public health decision. No fluoride. Turn it off already. I am so sick of hauling water, paying for water, reading manuals trying to figure out if there is any economic or viable way I can filter fluoride out in my commercial building. All nearly impossible because fluoride is so hard to extract once it is added to a water system, and at large volumes it is even harder. I am no chemist, but it scares me that fluoride is so hard to get out of the water. It just shouldn't be in there in the first place, and whoever we are buying it from is no doubt laughing all the way to the bank. Crazy Alaskans buying industrial-grade fluoride and dumping it into their clean water. Ha, ha, ha. Cha-ching, cha-ching.

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Juneau people in favor of fluoridation, get your heads out of the mudflats. Look around the world. Droughts are consuming large parts of the world, including the Southwestern United States. Water is vanishing and pollution is widespread. Juneau has some of the best water in the world. Get a clue. Fluoride is toxic stuff. Juneau dentists and all their buddies in league with them are shouting loud and long about the benefits only to teeth - but happily ignoring all the studies, all the concerns expressed by many Juneau folks regarding other serious health effects on other age groups. What are these people? Chopped liver? So, all their concerns don't matter? Senior citizens' health doesn't matter? Just keep pumping fluoride regardless? If dentists really cared about the whole health of the whole community they would start listening to what others are saying, but there is more to it than that. They don't want the liability of prescribing a toxic substance to little kids. They would rather foist the responsibility off on a small group of very nervous city officials, some of who don't even get paid. Is the city setting themselves up to get sued? They certainly don't get paid enough for all the grief the dentists have dumped on them. Juneau dentists do get handsomely paid, so they need to start assuming the responsibility of their trade and liability just like medical doctors do.

Prevention is worth a pound of cure. Stop eating stuff that rots your teeth and you won't need to use fluoride. Typical Americans don't address the cause, just pump pills and drugs to treat the symptoms. That is why the pharmaceutical companies' profits are in the billions. Listen up. Those addicted to fluoride have already had many years of enjoying the stuff in Juneau's water and now it is the drug-free advocates turn to have at least as many years to enjoy clean water. Thank you, Sara Chambers and those who voted against fluoride. Stand your ground because you made the right decision that benefits all. Turn it off already so I can quit hauling water.

Dan LaForce


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