1. primalpalette asked: Before you dismiss Fluoride as being safe, do a Google news search for it. Just type in "fluoride". All mainstream media, and the first 3+ pages are filled with the controversy. Some areas have already voted out the use of it in their drinking water. I'm not trying to influence your opinion, but check out the latest & greatest evidence. The scientists that aren't getting paid for their studies tend to heavily fall on the side of "not safe".

    Sorry it took me to long to get back to you.

    I’m not expressing my opinion, I’m just stating what I know as facts. We would be worse off without fluoride than with it. Fluoride is only toxic is large quantities, and people don’t consume it to a toxic level. I guess we should ban toothpaste too, because it also contains trace amounts of fluoride.

    I really love your blog. I just hope that you don’t rely on mainstream media as your facts source. I’ve written a couple university papers about how scientific journalism can actually skew the results of a scientific study or even question the legitimacy of a scientific study. And sometimes they DO catch papers and studies that have violated the scientific method and have biased results.

    All of the animal testing that showed neural toxicity, bone damages, and loss of kidney function had an incredible amount of fluoride injected to damage these systems, like wayyy wayy more than we would EVER encounter. And the survey studies done on human populations didn’t have enough statistical evidence to rule out third party variables.

    I do agree that fluoride will need more testing, and that it’s important to raise awareness that there IS fluoride in some drinking water. But I don’t think it’s right to go ahead and label something and dangerous when one hasn’t don’t proper research on the topic. 

    That’s my two cents.

  2. primalpalette:

Plenty of information on the subject available in the public record. Look it up, learn about it, hound your duly elected officials to lower/remove the fluoride levels.

Without fluoride in our water supply, we would be overrun with toxic compounds produced by bacteria and fungus. And it DOES help prevent cavities and gingervitis. The amount of fluoride in our water is incredibly small, it will not affect human health.
These assumptions make me mad.
Dental benefits of fluoride in Childhood
Fluoride’s effectiveness against carcinogenic bacteria
By the way, these articles are from the 80s. It’s been known for a while that trace amounts of fluoride has benefits to humans.
Of course, in some areas of the world, the water there has a far larger ppm of fluoride and so there has been negative effects on human health. But in developed countries fluoride levels are regulated impeccably well.
People tend to label things as “dangerous” just because they don’t understand it.

    primalpalette:

    Plenty of information on the subject available in the public record. Look it up, learn about it, hound your duly elected officials to lower/remove the fluoride levels.

    Without fluoride in our water supply, we would be overrun with toxic compounds produced by bacteria and fungus. And it DOES help prevent cavities and gingervitis. The amount of fluoride in our water is incredibly small, it will not affect human health.

    These assumptions make me mad.

    Dental benefits of fluoride in Childhood

    Fluoride’s effectiveness against carcinogenic bacteria

    By the way, these articles are from the 80s. It’s been known for a while that trace amounts of fluoride has benefits to humans.

    Of course, in some areas of the world, the water there has a far larger ppm of fluoride and so there has been negative effects on human health. But in developed countries fluoride levels are regulated impeccably well.

    People tend to label things as “dangerous” just because they don’t understand it.