While The Hamiltonian continues to remain neutral on all issues presented on this blog, we allow for others to freely express their views on community issues. Please welcome Robert (Bob ) Innes, Henk & Vicki Wondergem, and Ria VanWissenas as they express their views on fluoridation. Comments welcome.
Fluoridation - time to say goodbye?
The Canadian public seems to be waking up to problems being discovered with Fluoridation. Recently the residents of Calgary and Waterloo have rejected Fluoridation, based on concerns over potential health impacts of the active chemical, which is generally hydrofluocilicic acid.
People worried about fluoridation of drinking water include:
- those susceptible to, or experiencing osteoporosis (post menopausal females, slim built males).
- those concerned about or susceptible to alzheimer's or senility (ie. older people), kidney & thyroid issues, Down's syndrome & birth defects, anemia, certain cancers.
- those susceptible to dental fluorosis, described by some as an epidemic, which attacks teeth and is caused by excessive fluoride, particularly among poor people (link see item #9), or those ingesting unexpectedly high (unlabelled per item #10) sources that add to their intake from tap water.
- those concerned about unexpected or underestimated side effects of many chemicals that ultimately overwhelmed the original benefits. This list includes (besides Fluoride), DDT, Alar, red food dye, growth hormones, hydrogenation, nitrites, sulphites, offal (BSE), plasticisers (packaging), etc. After ignoring initial worries, we now see virtual epidemics of diabetes, allergies, cancers, obesity, etc. and increasing numbers of people feel they must pay extra for organic foods and bottled water. The city also has to deal with the resulting plastic bottle waste.
Happy brushing! Comments, volunteers welcome. For those so inclined, an online petition is being created at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopfluoridatinghamiltonontario/ . Further information and plenty of links at robertinnes.ca
Bob Green Innes, Henk & Vicki Wondergem, Ria VanWissen.
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