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  •  Hogwash (13+ / 0-)

    Fluoride is not a poison anymore than water is a poison. Ingested in high enough concentrations anything can be toxic. There is zero real evidence that fluoride causes cancer. In fact there are numerous studies that prove no connection whatsoever. The reduced IQ studies were done from records about communities in China where no other cross contaminating chemistry was investigated and also where the concentrations of fluoride occurring naturally in the water were more than 10-20 times that which will be used in the Portland water system. There is zero proof that fluoride is causing the hip fractures in elderly.

    The reason that it is not in water systems in Europe is because of lack of infrastructure. Instead many counties in Europe fluoridate their table salt.

    I love how you used the charged language of calling toothpaste fluoride "laced". Fluoridated toothpaste does help but numerous studies have shown that the systemic fluoride in your system, in your saliva, bathing your teeth in a constant low level fluoride bath, is much more helpful to your teeth. Not only does it help to re-mineralize your teeth from active decay but it also directly reduces the amount of bacteria in your mouth that create the acids that cause cavities.

    •  70 mg of water will not kill you. (0+ / 0-)

      There's a 50/50 shot that 70mg of Hexafluorosilicic acid will.

      Europe is not lacking in basic water treatment infrastructure.  That argument can best be described as "fucking goofy".

      There's no question that fluoride strengthens tooth enamel.   There's also no question - at all - that too much of it is harmful.

      Even the CDC recently adjusted its recommendation for both the ideal and maximum "safe" levels of fluoride.

      The science based approach is to continue to reevaluate what is the ideal level of water fluoridation.  Unless we know the naturally occurring level of fluoride in the water supply in Portland, it's impossible for us to even opine as to whether additional fluoridation is a wise move or an idiotic notion.

      But, Dr. Strangelove is always good for a belly laugh, so fuck science.

      "The thing about smart motherfuckers is that they sound like crazy motherfuckers to dumb motherfuckers." Robert Kirkman

      by JesseCW on Wed May 15, 2013 at 06:35:51 AM PDT

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