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Originally posted by Uncinus
Since some areas fluoridate and some don't, then surely the difference in health would be apparent between those areas.
Are there any examples that show this?
Originally posted by adeclerk
I feel like the whole 'flouride being really bad for you' conspiracy just another hoax/scaremongering tactic by Alex Jones, et al to sell books?
What, exactly, is the government's incentive to put fluoride in the water if it is really harmful? Wouldn't that be less people to pay the taxes that keep them afloat?
I fell for the flouride is bad for you once. Luckily after a week of paranoia I went to the library (You know that place that has books in it?), and looked at the actual research that was done on Flouride. Flouride's only bad for you in very large amounts. There's so little flouride in our water that it IS safe to drink. Plus if "they" really wanted to poison us, would they have warnings on toothpaste saying not to swallow it? no, they would have no such warnings. If they really wanted to make us dumb, they wouldn't have required salt to contain 5% Iodide. There was a mass epidemic of people becoming dumb in Minnesota, there was a large study done and it was found that a lack of Iodide(or Iodine I forget which one), was causing these problems. It's actually where the term redneck comes from, because one of the symptoms of lack of Iodide is people's necks get red. I don't think you people realize just how paranoid you're being. Flouride is just a red-herring. If you fall for stuff you read online without reading up on it in a library, maybe you aren't just paranoid, but extremely dumb as well.
There was a mass epidemic of people becoming dumb in Minnesota, there was a large study done and it was found that a lack of Iodide(or Iodine I forget which one), was causing these problems. It's actually where the term redneck comes from, because one of the symptoms of lack of Iodide is people's necks get red.
Fluoride and iodine are both halogens. Fluoride, the negative ion of the element fluorine, easily displaces iodine in the body because it is much lighter and therefore more reactive. In fact, the activity of any one of the halogens (Iodine 126.70, Bromine 79.90, Chlorine 35.45, Fluorine 18.99 are the most common) is inversely proportional to its atomic weight. In other words, one halogen can displace another one of a higher atomic weight but cannot displace one of lower weight.
theres a reason swallowing toothpaste is bad, if swallowing a few drops of toothpaste means you have to call poison control