Do you think putting fluoride in water is a good idea?
Educated people tend to agree...it's about as smart as a box of hammers.
Well, I grew up drinking water with fluoride in it....now a senior citz. ; will let u know!!
No, I think adding things to water, food, drinks is not a good idea. Look at the rates of cancer in the world. I am convinced much of it is due to additives, including something like fluoride.
A brief history lesson from a site I used years ago in Austria because Americans visiting our website for information about life there were so worried that the lack of fluoride would damage their teeth. And I did the research and believe their info to be correct. Only the US adds fluoride to its water and there has never been any proof it actually helps prevent tooth decay.
Better oral hygiene and improved dental practice is the real reason we have less tooth decay. America does have the world’s best dental care; not sure why the dentists push fluoride, but then pushing pharma and chemicals seems to be the norm... guess the money received from the corporate pushers is more tempting than ethical behavior.
Everything you always DIDN'T want to know about fluoride
For decades the message that fluoride safely prevents tooth decay has been considered sacrosanct. This idea came from the same "chemicals for better living" era that also told us that smoking cigarettes soothed the throat.
Now for a brief history lesson: please switch off the lights and turn on the projector...
Fluoride is a pollutant - a by-product of copper, iron and aluminum manufacturing. The problem of how to legally dispose of fluoride was solved in the 1930's when a study (funded by one of the country's largest aluminum companies) concluded that fluoride prevented tooth decay. A successful public relations effort, helped along with some cooperative government cronies, resulted in the good news going out: this miracle chemical, when added to water supplies, will give everyone healthy teeth and brighter smiles.
Read it all at: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/heal … ellow-went
http://hsionline.com/2012/09/06/could-f … ven-worse/
Justsilvie is spot on as to why it was started to begin with and it always sounded silly to me. Having said that I've been drinking fluoridated water since I was a kid so I don't know about the connection to memory. My ex's mom is 87 and her mother had Alzheimers, she drinks lots of water and so far shows no signs at all of that. I think genes have a lot to do with many things but even then there's no clear explanation to anything. Some folks smoke and live to be 100 and other die of lung cancer and never smoked a day in their life. I take the position of not worrying about any of it (shocked that I've made it to 63). The only thing I drink (except bourbon) is water so we'll see.
I give up man, all these fuckin' scientists that have commented are just buying into chatter, speculators. He who has all the answers...well you know.
Tom, scientist, of course, as as easily bought and sold as any other sort of person who values wealth over integrity
The Nazis thought it was a good thing for their concentration camp inmates. They put it in the drinking water to help relax and make feel good their striped shirted charges. Can't be all that bad if they did it for the frightened inmates nerves can it?
No. Hypothyroidism is on the rise, and fluoride has been linked to hypothyroidism. Spring or well water would be the best.
People who live in areas where there is a high natural level of fluoride in the water suffer higher levels of osteoporosis in old age - ie. more broken bones. Fluoride apparently makes the bones brittle - it's not good to swallow it. They put it in dog chews nowadays because people think it will protect the dog's teeth but I doubt if the dog benefits.
I read a long scientific article a long time ago that said that fluoride can make dental enamel harder - but only when it's growing, so it can be incorporated into the enamel. That is, when you are at the age when your new teeth are growing through, it might be useful to brush with fluoride, but after that, it doesn't do any good at all and swallowing it can do harm. Dentists still insist you should brush with it into old age, though.
This has been going on for some time and I actually want my city to stop putting fluoride in water. People say it helps your teeth, but even on tooth paste it says not to eat. Seriously I would rather have messed up teeth than a messed up brain.
I have always believed that we should try to keep our food and water as close to its natural state as possible. Although we tend to believe we are very capable, it is very hard to improve upon the creations of nature. So... No... I do not think adding fluoride to our water is a good idea, and that is without mentioning all of the research behind my opinion.
Sorry being a thick headed uneducateded person I say --NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO to the power-(1000000-6). Regards ,-(Thickhead)
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