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Who knows more?

August 11, 2013

In a letter to the editor dated August 1st entitled "Who knows More" Scott Rudinski writes about the endorsements of water fluoridation from various organizations....

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garder54

Aug-12-13 11:35 AM

Francine, 4 PPM is actually a very high number in relation to all other inorganic MCLs. Going by the numbers you used (EPA's MCLs), Copper is roughly 3x as toxic as Fluoride, and Copper is one of the main materials used to convey water throughout the distribution system.

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MrShaman

Aug-12-13 6:49 AM

"It seems the anti-fluoridation crowd thinks they know it all." - CMReeder

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You've quite-obviously overlooked how "exceptional" they are.

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MrShaman

Aug-12-13 6:46 AM

Sham,"Water Fluoridation Controversy (Wikipedia)"

You do know that Wikipedia is not a reliable source, don't you. The information there is entered by anyone with an ax to grind. When using Wikipedia, you have to keep that in mind and take entries like this with a grain of salt." - enigma

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You ALSO need to keep-in-mind the purpose of FOOTNOTES...links to SUPPORTING-data (for those entries).

You prefer the "convenience" of Limbaugh-style rhetoric, instead?

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BubbaZanetti

Aug-11-13 9:10 PM

enigma, the the brain dead bunch would be screaming bloody murder if floride was used while fracking a well.

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JerryfromRI

Aug-11-13 9:07 AM

"Fortunately the blind faith in our government's ability to regulate our safety is dwindling."

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IMHO that statement tells us everything we need to know about the author's "opinion" about the science of water fluoridation.

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CMReeder

Aug-11-13 9:05 AM

It seems the anti flouridation crowd thinks they know it all.

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enigma

Aug-11-13 8:25 AM

Sham,"Water Fluoridation Controversy (Wikipedia)"

You do know that Wikipedia is not a reliable source, don't you. The information there is entered by anyone with an ax to grind. When using Wikipedia, you have to keep that in mind and take entries like this with a grain of salt. Any topic that is controversial will have all kinds of conflicting and outright wrong information on its Wikipedia page. Would you believe that the good doctor has access to professional literature that you do not. If you want to continue to ingest poison, be my guest, but where do you get off forcing the rest of to do it?

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enigma

Aug-11-13 8:15 AM

Doc, Good luck getting through to the brain dead bunch. They believe that while there is a Democrat in the White House, the government can do no wrong and when there is a Republican there, it can do no right. That is the extent of their 'scientific' knowledge. Wait until there's a Republican President and then tell them that he is trying to kill them with fluoride and they will be on your side.

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andy33

Aug-11-13 7:35 AM

Anyone who puts too much faith in the CDC is placing faith where it doesn't belong. I have stated this FACT in a previous post....The CDC is TOTALLY responsible for Lyme patients NOT being covered for treatment after the initial treatment...They CLAIM that Lyme is NOT chronic.....Well hello CDC....YES it is chronic and the treatments are expensive...So those that choose to blindly believe anything you are told or read, concerning the CDC, best of luck!

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MrShaman

Aug-11-13 7:18 AM

"The CDC made their unsubstantiated claim about water fluoridation as being one of the top ten public health achievements years ago in 1991." - Anthony Cipolla DDS

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"...unsubstantiated...", huh??

Gimme references (with FOOTNOTES)...as-opposed-to politically-inspired rhetoric...ANY day!!

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See:

Water Fluoridation Controversy (Wikipedia)

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NYSCOF

Aug-11-13 7:09 AM

It took 50 years for the smoking/cancer link to emerge from the scientific literature to gain popular acceptance. In fact, dentists endorsed smoking in advertisements early on. It took 75 years before surgeons would believe what Semmelweiss published - that washing hands before surgery would save lives. Incubators for low-weight newborns had to be a side show in a NY amusement park before they were accepted.

The scientific literature is screaming at us right now that ingesting fluoride delivers serious risks with no benefits.

Prudent people will act on that knowledge. Those afraid to lead will wait until the extremely slow wheels of government turn to reach the conclusion that science dictates it should right now and that's to stop fluoridation everywhere.

Do you really trust government bureaucrats with your health?

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CarlHiller

Aug-11-13 6:30 AM

Both the Germans and Russians added sodium fluoride to the drinking water of prisoners of war to make them stupid and docile.

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CarlHiller

Aug-11-13 6:23 AM

Great letter Dr. Cipolla. The only "possible" benefit of fluoride comes with a topical application. Ingesting a toxin like fluoride does nothing to decrease cavities, and only tends to cause health issues in many individuals. As with any politically charged issue follow the money trail, you'll find the real reasons it's promoted as safe to add to the water supply and many food products. There are direct links between the promotion of fluoridation and the military and cetain industry that can be traced back to the 1940s. Just because an organization or governmental entity says something is good for you doesn't make it so. That's like allowing the national Chamber of Commerce to state that illegal immigration and amnesty are good for the economy and the American worker when the stats actually disprove the notion.

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