Thoughts? Miles City does this.
Posted by homesweet (+64) 6 years ago
Was wanting to know what other people's thoughts were on this matter. I have been seeing information on this lately and am a little worried because I know Miles City does do this. I would definitely sign a petition if anyone started one to eliminate this from our town! http://www.collective-evolution.com/2012/08/04/do-you-still-believe-fluoride-is-good-for-our-teeth-read-this/
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11447) 6 years ago
Oh, for heavens sake. This is up with anti-vaccine folks.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3637) 6 years ago
http://www.collective-evo...read-this/

Amorette, shame on you. here is an intelligent, modern traveler, seeking opinions and information to make an informed decision. The least you can do is put her in touch with Cactus Plains.

BTW, I have made the link more user friendly. I know that there will be a lot of interest and intercourse, regarding this topic.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14724) 6 years ago
Oh for crying out loud! Go drink some water out of the Knob Spring. You'll appreciate what you have...
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9743) 6 years ago
Tucker & Amorette, I’m going to defer the opinions of experts on this one. You'd likely benefit from doing the same.

Nineteen hundred and forty-six. 1946 . . . How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works. . . . Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.
--Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper

[Edited by Hal Neumann (4/11/2015 6:28:16 PM)]
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2778) 6 years ago
Suddenly the brand names Britta and Pur come to mind.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9743) 6 years ago
Britta and Pur? Are they commies too?
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3637) 6 years ago
Britta was a communist but found Jesus and is in Oregon, trying to convert the rainbow people. I am happy to say that Pur is, like me, an ordained Dudeist Monk.

Oh, I failed to mention that it is OK for a follower of "The Dude" to be a socialist. Ooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

[Edited by Tucker Bolton (4/11/2015 7:17:16 PM)]
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Posted by worldmom (+416) 6 years ago
homesweet - I doubt you'll get much interest in such a petition here, but we use this to filter the fluoride out of our city water. If you google "Berkley filters," you'll find that they have very good reviews.

http://www.berkeyfilters.com/berkey-water-filters/big-berkey.html
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Posted by David Schott (+16502) 6 years ago
Scientific American: Why Portland Is Wrong About Water Fluoridation
By Kyle Hill

"...

When new medical treatments are implemented, when new drugs are introduced into the populace, there is always some hesitation. There are (hopefully) some clinical trials to back up the new intervention, but the long-term implications are often unclear. Water fluoridation doesn’t have this problem. For over 65 years, it has been rigorously tested as a public health measure, and considered one of the most successful measures of the last 100 years, alongside others like recognizing that tobacco use is a health hazard.

Simply put, the refusal of water fluoridation doesn’t have any scientific support. A review on fluoride’s effect on IQ out of Harvard was waved about as the main scientific opposition, but has since been thoroughly refuted. Decades of studies in different cities in different states, involving millions of people, have concluded that there is a safe level of fluoride—one part-per-million—that can be added to water for enormous benefit to our teeth and oral health with little to no adverse effects.

..."
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3146) 6 years ago
This post was removed 6 years ago.
It was removed because it was a duplicate.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3146) 6 years ago
David's post sums it up. A fluoride treatment for the teeth was popular in the 70's...painted right onto the teeth. All four of my kids had the treatment and in 40 plus years have been very healthy with nice teeth? Just sharing to set minds at ease.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3637) 6 years ago
http://www.berkeyfilters....erkey.html

Worldmom is right on with the Berky filters. They are spendy. If budget is a problem there are plans on line for building your own, using five gallon buckets. you can save some money by purchasing filters off of ebay, sometimes.
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Posted by Dr Mac (+82) 6 years ago
Oh, my. Think this discussion matches up with the vaccines ones. Grow up those of you who are 40 years old and younger!
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+790) 6 years ago
Back in 1946 I was a part of a study group of the effects of fluoride on teeth. Unfortunately I was in the group that were given a placebo. Results I had much more cavities. It was too bad that We weren't warned about the dangers of candy and sugar back then.
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 6 years ago
Gotta love that "settled science"!

60 years ago it was the John Birch Society nuts.

Today, it's Lefty Enviro-nuts.

A perfect example of the Progressives success in education "reform", where science and history are an insignificant part the curriculum.

Good job!
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9743) 6 years ago
All of which goes to show the value of critical thinking skills and a society in which Centrists leaning political thought is respected.

I can force myself to do the critical thinking thing - Centrist politics are, for me, very challenging ; -)
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