Against fluoridation II
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 9:08 p.m.
In response to the news story “Westmoreland customers getting fluoride out of their water”: I agree with Charles Gallo, who's mentioned in the story as using a filter to remove fluoride from his tap water. There is a difference between calcium fluoride found in nature and man-made sodium fluoride, a byproduct of making aluminum.
Ingesting fluoride does have side effects. This was documented in the excellent book “Fluoride the Aging Factor.” Fluoride also makes people docile. The areas with the most fluoride are also the areas with the most dentists, so it doesn't work anyhow.
I guess when it comes to truth and money, money wins, and when it comes to health and money, money wins.
Sodium fluoride is a toxic chemical and it does not belong in the water supply or the human body. Sodium fluoride is a halogen, which means it competes with iodine absorption in the body.
No wonder more and more people are now having thyroid problems. The thyroid needs iodine, not fluoride. It's labeled in hardware stores with the skull and crossbones.
Eugene M. Goldberg
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