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Re: “The Sanest Arguments Against Fluoride...

Hey, Portland Mercury - did you know the US is one of a very few number of first world countries who add fluoride to any of their municipal water supplies? Most European countries have examined, and then rejected water fluoridation. For good reasons. And guess what? Do any of those non-fluoridated countries have greater amounts of cavities? Nope. You may have also missed the study done by KATU when the public records request also showed that Oregon communities showed no significant difference between those with fluoridated water vs. those without (EXCEPT for Portland, which has about 5% fewer cavities - some crisis, eh?).

You may not also know that municipal water supply fluoride is made from industrial waste byproducts. None of it is pharmaceutical grade fluoride (too costly), neither is it guaranteed not to be harmful by its suppliers.

Finally... love the argument that there are already low levels of fluoride in our water. There are also low levels of arsenic. Should we add more of that, too?

One of the biggest Mercury fails, EVER.

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Posted by xandaira on 05/03/2013 at 5:08 PM

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