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Brewer’s ‘Daily Dose’ 03-Sep-2012

Stop putting fluoride into our water

By: Sean Vierling (Letter to the Editor) LaCrosseTribune.com, La Crosse, Wisconsin 03-Sep-2012

The city of La Crosse adds 1mg of fluoride per liter of water, but studies have shown that water fluoridation is unethical, and dangerous.

The fluoridation of water is unethical because it violates informed consent. All drugs, prescription, or not contain recommended dosage amounts for different individuals.

Water fluoridation violates this in two major ways. First, the dose cannot be controlled. Every person drinks a different amount of tap water each day, therefore, each person unknowingly consumes a different amount of fluoride.

Secondly, everyone receives this fluoride treatment regardless of their age, health or vulnerability. This can be especially dangerous for babies. Infants consuming formula made with fluoridated water have the highest exposure to fluoride, by body weight.

The U.S. EPA has listed

fluoride as 1 of 100 chemicals for

which there is “substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.” Additionally, the National Research Council said, “the consistency of the results appears significant enough to warrant additional research on the effects of fluoride on intelligence.”

There are many studies that show that fluoride also effects thyroid function. Symptoms include depression, fatigue, weight gain, muscle and joint pains, increased cholesterol levels, and heart disease. Fluoride has also been linked to: bone damage (in elderly), and reproductive problems.

More than 3,700 professionals have signed a statement calling for an end to water fluoridation worldwide.

Fluoride should be immediately removed from our drinking water for our and our children’s safety. Please express your concerns to our state and local representatives.