Peggy Balfour, Mullumbimby
Regarding fluoridation of water supplies. This is medication being forced upon the public. For starters, fluoride has optimum effect on dentition when it comes into direct contact with tooth enamel.
Ingesting it has little or no effect on the teeth. Fluoride toothpaste is the most effective method of application and in this form consumers have a choice to use it or not.
Forced medication of fluoride may set an ominous precedent. Already folates have been added to flour and flour products because some people do not eat sufficient fresh fruit and vegetables so it is forced upon us all.
What next? Australia has a high rate of suicide. Will anti-depressants be added to water supplies in the future?
If fluoridation of our water supplies goes ahead, then those who object to it should have every right to, en masse, refuse to pay their water rates.
Anarchistic? Rebellious? Disobedient? You betcha. But non-violent resistance. Isn’t that what Gandhi would do?
But then we do have an alternative to the above suggestion, just do as you are told, shut up, accept it and drink it.
Maybe Echonetdaily should consider conducting a community plebiscite in one or two of their editions so as to survey those for and against fluoridation.
Perhaps the following research should be presented in court as evidence of the harmful future effects of ingestion of fluoridated water and a fund set up much like the fund for those who have come into contact with asbestos who may suffer ill effects in the future.
Interesting read on Mayo Clinic website on Fluoridation & Bone Disease in Renal Patients as well as http://www.fluoridealert.org/studies/mayo-clinic/