About three out of four Americans take a medical treatment every time they have 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 — a condition where teeth become discolored and pitted due to fluoride overexposure.
So here’s an idea: Ask people if they want fluoride added to their water.
That’s what county commissioners did in Florida’s Pinellas County. And the voters said, “No thanks!”
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 and decided to put an end to public fluoridation.
That’s a great idea whose time is long overdue.
Fluoride is like any treatment. If you want it, you can easily get it. But no medication or supplement should be put in the public water and piped into your home.
“More places change course on fluoride in water” Lizette Alvarez, New York Times, 10/13/11, nytimes.com