Thank you for the link Shawn, fairly well written article. However, I found the comments section to be particularly illuminating. Wouldn't it be nice if the readers of The Coast were so eloquent! I'm now even more convinced that Fluoridation is at best, a questionable practice.
What bugs me the most about this whole thing is the issue of CHOICE. It's my understanding that fluoride is ONLY effective topically, swallowing it has no benefit whatsoever. If you don't want to drink fluoride then you have to buy bottled water or spend upwards of $200 on a reverse osmosis filter and then carry your drinking water with you wherever you go. If you DO want Fluoride you could just use toothpaste. Simple. Or maybe they could make little free Fluoride packets for Fluoride drinkers to carry around with them to add to their water. It just doesn't seem fair that we have no choice whatsoever but to drink this stuff. And as far as HRM using "natural fluoride", I can't find that info anywhere. Most likely it's the same industrial byproduct used across North America. Fact of the matter, and perhaps the bottom line, is that this is INVOLUNTARY MEDICATION. It's ridiculous. Seriously, stop making me drink this crap. TAKE IT OUT.
It's also a bit unsettling to me just how aggressive and condescending the so called sane and level headed pro Fluoride folks are coming off. Just saying.
One of many sources making me question Fluoridation:
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