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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.
By ELAINE URIE and LISA HATCH
Special to the Herald Times