OPINION: Part 3 — Fluoride in our water

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RANGELY I In April, Rangely voters will vote on fluoridation of our drinking water to continue or to stop it.

Our message is simple from proved sources. Fluoride prevents tooth decay when applied topically; fluoride is toxic to our physical health when ingested. It’s about awareness of facts/truth/proved studies: “drinking” fluoride does not reduce tooth decay, and it is toxic and causes physical disease. Our information is from Fluoride Alert, Wikipedia and other sources as provided (https://fluoridealert.org/issues/sources/). Educate yourselves on truth and vote no for fluoride in our drinking water.

Facts about Fluoride (http://www.fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/10facts.pdf)

Most developed countries do not fluoridate their water. 97% of Western Europe does not fluoridate H20.

Fluoridated countries do not have less tooth decay than non-fluoridated countries.

Fluoride affects many tissues in your body besides your teeth. In a 500 page review of toxicity, the report concludes that fluoride is an “endocrine disruptor” (yikes) affecting bones, the brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland causing bone disorders, thyroid disease, low intelligence, dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, fertility issues, bladder cancer and more.

Studies have also shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health problems, including and not limited to: arthritis, bone fracture, decreased brain effects (IQ studies), bone cancer, increased tumor and cancer rate, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endocrine disruption, immune disruption, inhibit formation of antibodies, inactivates 62 enzymes and inhibits more than 100, gastrointestinal effects, hypersensitivity, kidney disease, damaged sperm and increased infertility, pineal gland, skeletal fluorosis, thyroid disease, genetic damage and cell death, muscle disorders, hyperactivity and/or lethargy, disrupts synthesis of collagen, increased lead absorption and acute toxicity.

Bottom Line: It’s not safe to fluoridate drinking water — vote no!

We encourage you to do your own research – ask questions in your favorite browser: Is fluoride toxic? How do I avoid fluoride in beverages and food? How do I reduce fluoride exposure? Several sources speak to fluoride being toxic as a poison to our bodies: Fluoride Action Network, Mercola – Take Charge of Your Health, Fluoride Toxicity from Wikipedia, Global Healing Center. The book, “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson is interesting reading. Educate yourselves for health.

Special to the Herald Times


  1. None of the alleged studies provided by nyscof link drinking optimally fluoridated water “to neurological effects” or any other harm. The only studies provided by fluoridation opponents as alleged evidence all have one, usually more, of the following characteristics:
    1) The study referenced had nothing to do with drinking optimally fluoridated water (OFW);
    2) The study examined exposure to fluoride ions at far higher levels than found in OFW;
    3) Actual study conclusions were deliberately distorted, misused &/or misstated to fit anti-F propaganda;
    4) The study conclusions only suggested a possible weak correlation (or association), not a causal relationship;
    5) The study didn’t consider or adjust for numerous other factors potentially associated with the alleged risk, and it proved nothing;
    6) The study was unrepeatable;
    7) The study was demonstrably flawed and had significant limitations
    8) The claim was a complete fabrication.

    For specific refutations of anti-F propaganda and references to scientific studies and reviews that support fluoridation, search on:
    > Fluoridation Facts, American Dental Association
    > 2016 World Health Organization, Fluoride and Oral Health
    > Fluoridation | Open Parachute
    > American Fluoridation Society
    > Fluoridation Reviews and Studies – cyber-nook
    > Fluoridation and the Scientific Consensus – cyber-nook
    > What do health experts say about fluoridation: Campaign for Dental Health
    > NSF Fact Sheet on Fluoridation
    > A Natural History of Fluoride – Wired
    > AFS response to 2017 NYSCOF press release, Fluoridation

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