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Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

Mr. Reeves - Have you been instructed or asked not to mention anything about the National Toxicology Program (NTP) study? It just seems weird that you have never had anything to say about a landmark study that was published only a few months ago. The NTP study found absolutely no link between fluoride and learning/cognitive skills. Is that why you all will not talk about it because it conflicts with the claims that opponents are making?

Let me see if I understand your position. Do you believe any amount of fluoride in water is bad? Fluoride is a mineral that exists naturally in lakes, rivers, oceans and groundwater. Just curious if you have bothered to read the NTP study and whether you refuse to drink any water that has even a trace level of fluoride.

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Posted by Jake Comments on 06/09/2018 at 12:10 PM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

Mr. Reeves - You would make decisions about public health based on the opinions of 4 people? We should make these decisions based on what the leading health and medical experts recommend. The CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and many others recommend water fluoridation. They have far more credibility than the 4 people you mention.
Do you oppose vaccinations too? And do you deny that climate change is happening? Just curious because many fluoride opponents also ignore other areas of science. Alex Jones is one example. Lets respect the science over 4 people you mentioned.
Please dont deny kids and adults the cavity-fighting protection of fluoridated water just because you read some scary, unsubstantiated claims on the internet. You may have 4 people who agree with you, but the leading health/medical organizations support fluoridation.

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Posted by Jake Comments on 06/08/2018 at 8:48 PM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

Mr. Reeves - The big money scheme!? You didnt offer any evidence supporting your conspiracy theory about this so-called scheme. Face facts: Dentists would make a whole lot more money if people had many more cavities to fill or teeth to pull. If anything, Americas dentists have demonstrated their willingness to put health ahead of their wallets by supporting fluoridation.
It must be terrible to wake up each morning with such a cynical attitude. If you dont want fluoridated water, then drink bottled water instead. But its wrong to try to cut off other peoples access to fluoridated water based on what 4 people out of 200,000 believe.

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Posted by Jake Comments on 06/08/2018 at 4:44 PM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

Mr. Reeves - There are nearly 200,000 dentists in the United States. It shouldnt surprise anyone that you can find 4 people out of a pool that large who will say some inaccurate or unjustified things. Also, Dr. Osmunsons background was in cosmetic dentistry. He isnt a researcher.
What these 4 people claim isnt backed up by the evidence. What about the recently published study by the National Toxicology Program? Are opponents going to ignore that study forever? It found that there was absolutely no link between fluoride exposure and harms to learning/memory. You all wanted the NTP to study fluoride and they did. You all ignore the studies you dont like.

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Posted by Jake Comments on 06/08/2018 at 7:51 AM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) study released a study only a few months ago, and it found absolutely no link between fluoride and any decline in learning/memory skills. When the NTP agreed to study fluoride, the opponents of water fluoridation were thrilled. One anti-fluoride even said their study could end fluoridation, but opponents today are ignoring that study. Why? Because the experts in toxicology showed the scientific evidence doesnt support their view.

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Posted by Jake Comments on 06/07/2018 at 12:25 PM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

As for the Bashash study, here are the facts 1) Mexico uses salt fluoridation, and many of the women in this study may also have received water that was essentially fluoridated so this double fluoridation effect is not analogous to our situation in the U.S.; 2) Several of the coauthors of that study have cautioned opponents of fluoride against using its findings as a propaganda tool (not that this has stopped them from doing that).

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Posted by Jake Comments on 06/07/2018 at 11:28 AM

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