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I live in Portland OR and we voted against it.
I couldn't find any description of why people want to end fluoridation in mainstream or peer-reviewed scientific sources, but of course the reason there is a fight against it is because it's not the mainstream view. So here is one page that describes what people are worried about with fluoridation: www.cheeseslave.com/top-10-dangers-o
For the record, organohalides like teflon and organic fluoride compounds are pretty nasty compounds and that's why I prefer well-seasoned cast iron skillets to teflon-coated non-stick cookware which invariably chips off and gets ingested. So make up your own mind. I for one come from a family with soft enamel, so my teeth need all the help I can give them.
I have to agree that I want my water fluoridated, too. People who live where the water naturally containes fluoride have stronger teeth. I haven't heard of any adverse effects
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Nancy in Michigan
Is there an article that explains why there is an effort to stop putting flouride in water? Can you send a link?
"Treat the Earth well; it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors we borrow it from our children."
-an ancient Indian proverb
Not me. I actually want my water fluoridated, and I brush with a fluoride toothpaste, too.
Over 1,200 medical and environmental health professionals have recently called for an end to water fluoridation worldwide. Please join me in supporting this effort by taking a few moments to sign the online petition to Congress at the following address: salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2477/t
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