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originally posted by: humanityrising
Would you drink lotion to improve skin health or shampoo to improve hair health? The answer is obviously no. Aside from the intermittent and extremely brief time the water occasionally touches your teeth as you drink it, the analogy stands. No one swishes drinking water before they swallow it.
So to the pro-fluoridated water camp: you might have a point when talking about fluoridated toothpaste, mouthwash, or fluoride-lined floss, but if you think INGESTING fluoride, especially a quote 'harmless' amount, is going to make your teeth any stronger or healthier, it's you guys that are the real quacks.
It's a known fact that fluoride is used in antidepressants so for one to assume it could affect people's behavior is no more far-fetched than assuming drinking teeth-cleaner cleans teeth.
Where is the demand for fluoride "ENHANCED" water coming from?
originally posted by: PapagiorgioCZ
a reply to: Bedlam
Hardening enamel is no big winning but rather a side effect.
It turns your living teeth into dead stones which like to crack.
originally posted by: WeAre0ne
If they are so worried about the dental health of people, then why are they adding fluoride to water? People with bad dental health don't drink a lot of water... they should add it to Coke and Pepsi and other soda / pop.
Of course, fluoride is probably already in Coke and Pepsi since they generally just use old dirty tap water when making said drinks.
originally posted by: v1rtu0s0
I'll have to track down who funded those studies. In any case, would you like some fluoridated water, Phage? I'll buy you a gallon if you want.
50 Reasons to avoid Fluoride
Getting back to fluoride: try living in a third-world country, where you can't wash your lettuce because the water is bad. And all salads in restaurants are suspect. Where you -can- take a shower and end up sick because you accidentally swallowed some bad water. Or where each and every time you want to avoid any ice in your drink- because you don't know where it's from and may have been made from contaminated water. I'll take fluoride any time.
originally posted by: pdawg67
a reply to: Iwinder
I totally agree that the addition of Chlorine to municipal water supplies is absolutely necessary from a public health perspective. I mean who really wants a cholera epidemic.
However, one really needs to remove the Chlorine and the in transit generated organic chlorinated byproducts before consumption.