About three out of four Americans use a potentially dangerous treatment every time they take a sip of water from the faucet.
I’m talking about fluoride, of course.
Fluoride is added to your water without your consent. You can’t control the dosage. And even the CDC admits that more than 30 percent of U.S. children have some level of dental fluorosis.
That’s astonishing! In fluorosis, teeth become discolored and pitted due to fluoride exposure. About three in 10 kids will have lifelong dental problems from this “cavity-fighting” chemical.
So here’s an idea… Let the people decide if they want this potential toxin in their water.
That’s what county commissioners did in Florida’s Pinellas County. And the voters said, “No! No! No!”
One of those commissioners told the New York Times: “I’m in opposition to putting a medical treatment into the public drinking water supply without a vote of the people who drink that water.”
How’s THAT for radical thinking?
The Times reports that this sort of thing is starting to happen all over the U.S.
Earlier this year, officials in Fairbanks, Alaska evaluated their fluoridation plan with dentists, doctors and scientists. They decided to stop putting this dangerous junk into their water.
Reach out to your local officials and tell them that Fairbanks has it right. It’s time we did the same in the lower 48.
“More places change course on fluoride in water” Lizette Alvarez, New York Times, 10/13/11, nytimes.com