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Forced fluoridation

May 30, 2012
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

The Board of Directors voted at their meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2012, to begin fluoridation of Pine Island drinking water. This meeting was held without proper notice as the only attempt to notify members was a brief article published in the Pine Island Eagle the prior week. If this is not a violation of the association by-laws then it is certainly an ethical violation.

The reasoning for this action is to protect teeth and strengthen bones as recommended by The American Dental Association (ADA). It is not that simple.

The chemical to be added is not calcium fluoride, but hydrofluorosilic acid, a toxic industrial by product of the fertilizer, aluminum, mining and other industries. They may contain arsenic, lead and other toxic chemicals. Fluoride is nearly as toxic as arsenic and more so than lead. The EPA allows 4,000 parts per billion fluoride in drinking water, but only 15 parts per billion of lead and only 50 parts per billion of arsenic. Why the big difference?

The American Dental Association (ADA) is the same association that recommends the use of mercury in tooth filings, now how can it be trusted to be honest about your health care? They estimate water fluoridation is practiced in 60 countries. Not true. ADA used the British Fluoridation Society as reference, but BFS denies the list exists. Only approximately 14 to 32 countries fluoride. Canada is at about 40 percent usage the U.S. 62 percent in contrast, 97.8 percent of Western Europe is fluoride free. Japan, India and China have banned the practice. China now exports much of its toxic fluoride to the U.S. When is this country going to wake up?

Jack Mills

St. James City



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