I don't like fake ass bitches
I bet 100/1 hardly anyone from the Merc or other papers or the pro side bothered to take time to see where & who fluoridation chemicals came from. How about Mosaic. A company whose CEO just received a 22% bonus & supports GMO's. Or how about Simplot, a supplier for Salem. They're working on GMO potatoes because Monsanto failed to do so. They have been fined in the PNW & Oregon for pollution. And then we have Univar. A corp that proudly gets & distributes toxic chemicals to Dow, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, and so many other big-pharma & big agri-biz corps.
Guess "justice" and "equity" means land and community destroying phosphate mining & lining CEO's pockets so they can grow GMO's and pollute towns & cities at the same time. That's where fluoridation chemicals come from and I'm glad Portland can now get to working on solutions that are based on real advocacy & real solutions, instead of gagging on Simplots toxic scrote.
I guess making fun of refugees wasn't such a great thing for the Mercury's pro endorsement after all...
Wow. Making fun of a refugee...
I grew up w/ fluoridated water & had 8 cavities. Better access to care is the REAL solution.
Wow Denis. I guess you and the Portland Mercury now think the hipster thing to do is go the way of the Oregonian & Willamette Week and have an obvious bias when 'reporting the news.' Next time we see each other, and I know we will, I'll look forward to you telling me to my face that my saying 'white guilt' was circus-like. Sometimes the truth is tough to face but the excuse of 'feeling bad' for low income and children of color was used as an excuce over and over at the fluoridation hearing by Leonard, Fish, and Adams. That bad feeling the council has ignores the source of dental disparities and throws at these vulnerable children the cheapest form of a band-aid that comes from phosphate processing. It's an insult to minority and low in-income residents to supposedly 'help' kids by giving them, and all of Portland, Tigard, Tualitin, and Gresham, a diluted industrial by-product.
I'm not angry at you Denis, but I am disappointed that you chose sarcasm and trying to sound cool, over journalistic integrity. I hope in the future you will find ways to report to your readers rather than pander to certain audiences.
I am not a tin hat kind of lady. When my spouse talked to me about Fluoride months ago, like many, I was doubtful it could be bad for you & not helpful in preventing dental problems. So I did an experiment by stopping the Rx Fluoride paste I had been using for over1 1/2 years. In 5 months of no fluoride & increasing healthy foods, my enamel issues were resolved. Drugs, regardless shouldn't be put in our water, and doing so doesn't address the real issue- nutrition. We deserve a choice. I've started a campaign. Please learn more about both sides & decide. Once our water is treated it stays for 5-10 years.
Wanna know something? I went to the dentist yesterday after NOT using the prescription fluoride toothpaste she wanted me to take for 5 months. Prior to that I had used the fluoride paste for a year & a half in order to build enamel strength on a couple of my molars. During that 1 1/2 years no real improvement happened. My wife had read up on fluoride & it's potential dangers & like many folks, I thought it was a load of crap. For shits & giggles I read some of the literature she suggested. I decided to try going fluoride free and increase my intake of grass feed butter, eggs, dairy, & meat because a few woo woo articles discussed how vitamin K2 (present only in grass fed products) provided better results for teeth & overall health. Again I myself was doubtful but willing to see what happened.
Yesterday my dentist said my teeth were doing great, including my molars. I made more progress with my teeth issue by eating grass fed products in 6 months, than I did using concentrated fluoride for 1 1/2 years. I now believe that the real issue for me & possibly others has to do w/ diet & poor nutrition. By fluoridating the water we will not be addressing the real issues regarding teeth. Instead lets spend 5 million on helping folks, especially kids, get proper nutrition.
And think of this...if our city had a high rate of depression (which we do) would we be okay with putting a bunch of prozac in the water? Even if the medication is harmless, we should have a choice in what is put in the water we drink, water our crops with, and cook with.
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