On Sunday, April 15, 2001 3:14 AM Travas Gunnell firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> OK, I had never thought that there was any reason to
> believe that there was anything wrong with a
> fluoridated drinking supply. But, I have a habit of
> exploring viewpoints that I disagree with, so I
> thought I'd see if these anti-fluoridation people were
> all complete flakes, or simply deluded, or what.
> Well, I now have serious doubts about
> fluoridation. After dispensing with the obvious
> flakes, like the "Fluoride is government mind control"
> people, I found some things that were actually useful:
See also http://www.lef.org/fda-museum/8_water/nebr-indep-042198.html
I think the problem is that flouride has obvious benefits for dental health,
but for the rest of the body... Well, it's a very powerful halite. Ditto
for chlorine. It's great for keeping disease vectors out of the water
supply, but ingestion of it is not recommended.
Most of this is moot now, given that so many people drink bottle water or
filter their water. Of course, what about the poor?
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