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Fluoride: the answer is choice

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WOWA Nicolette! (Byron Shire Echo, Letters, 8 October) Giving your daughter a fluoride tablet every day? Okay, well the good thing about that is that you have the CHOICE to do that. And clearly one day she will have the CHOICE to say no or to continue the practice. But how dare you choose to impose the mandatory poisoning of the people’s water supply on them! It’s about CHOICE. Should anyone like you want the fluoride then the government should give them those tablets free.
I can tell you that I grew up in Sydney with fluoridation and can assure you that I have way too many fillings that I accrued while living there. So if the fluoridation works as you say it does, who do I sue because it didn’t work on me?
Now someone please enlighten me if my logic is wrong here. One brushes their teeth with their choice of toothpaste. Let’s say it contains fluoride. So they brush for say 2–5 minutes one to three times a day. The teeth come into contact with the fluoride for 2–15 minutes per day.

So now, let’s drink a glass of water. How long do the teeth come into contact with the water? Five seconds? Ten seconds? Longer if you swish it around, I think.

If my logic is correct it seems pretty useless for the teeth to drink fluoridated water.

If we all ingested fluoride how much of it would target just the teeth? How much of this poison would be floating around in the body for the poor organs to cope with and hopefully eliminate? 

Like immunisation, I believe the answer is CHOICE.
David Levine, Byron Bay

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  1. Immunisation and fluoridation are different issues. Failure to immunise can impact other families through infection. Failure to give a fluoride tablet or fluoridated water to your kids (if one even sees that as a failure!) cannot impact other families


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