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Disappointed Again

United States

#1 Dec 12, 2012
Once again I am disappointed in the snap decisions of our leaders. It has been voted to stop adding fluoride to our city water supply - mainly due to the cost of replacing a pump. I find the decision to be made without proper consideration of the ramifications. Ask anyone who works in a dental office and they will explain the benefits of fluoride and will tell you how often extra fluoride is prescribed to those who are cavity prone. Those who vote things in or out should consult the experts first.
why

Jefferson City, MO

#2 Dec 12, 2012
Its been in a lot our water supplies for years, or they used to put it in there. How would you know if it is still flouridated by the water supplier, which now is a private company instead of city owned? Its a good thing actually to have in place.
Citizen

Topeka, KS

#3 Dec 12, 2012
I have already contacted the city to voice my displeasure about the decision to no longer fluoridate the water supply. This is a MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE, folks. Do you really want more tooth decay to be added to the host of other health issues in southeast Kansas? I hope our local dentists will also rise up and object. This isn't a done deal - let your commissioners and city manager know how you feel. We don't need to go backward as a city - keep the fluoride!
Really

Aransas Pass, TX

#4 Dec 12, 2012
You do know too much fluoride in the water creates dental issues, right? Ever hear of fluorosis? I personally don't think people should be made to drink water, filled with chemicals. If you're going to take care of your teeth, then you'll do it on your own. You don't need it in the water supply.
Statesman

Neodesha, KS

#5 Dec 12, 2012
Disappointed Again wrote:
Once again I am disappointed in the snap decisions of our leaders. It has been voted to stop adding fluoride to our city water supply - mainly due to the cost of replacing a pump. I find the decision to be made without proper consideration of the ramifications. Ask anyone who works in a dental office and they will explain the benefits of fluoride and will tell you how often extra fluoride is prescribed to those who are cavity prone. Those who vote things in or out should consult the experts first.
It might be wise to do a little research on fluoride. Did you know Hitler used it on prisoners of war in order to keep them sedated? Yes, the amount given them was much more than is in our water supply, but it's still a toxic chemical. Look at the warning label on your toothpaste, it tells you to call poison control if you swallow too much of it. The same can be said about putting mercury fillings in your mouth. Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to man, yet people gladly allow it to be permanently placed in their mouths. Cities across the country are eliminating fluoride in their drinking water not because of the cost, but because it's a poison. Get educated.
Imsopissed

Wichita, KS

#6 Dec 12, 2012
Cuz I can't brush my teeth with toothpaste containing fluoride...
your ass

Chanute, KS

#7 Dec 12, 2012
statesman your a dumb ass. Do you know how long its been in our water in independence? Are you a doctor?
Ahh

United States

#8 Dec 12, 2012
And Wichita just voted to ADD fluoride to it's water supply, hmmmmm....
Ripper

Coffeyville, KS

#9 Dec 12, 2012
You know what? I can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration, communist indoctrination, communist subversion, and the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
Statesman

Neodesha, KS

#10 Dec 12, 2012
your ass wrote:
statesman your a dumb ass. Do you know how long its been in our water in independence? Are you a doctor?
A person doesn't have to be a doctor in order to get their facts straight. You have more information at your fingertips than at any other time in history if you care to use it. Sadly, most people in this country are just too lazy to do that.
Cindy

Coffeyville, KS

#11 Dec 12, 2012
Citizen wrote:
I have already contacted the city to voice my displeasure about the decision to no longer fluoridate the water supply. This is a MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE, folks. Do you really want more tooth decay to be added to the host of other health issues in southeast Kansas? I hope our local dentists will also rise up and object. This isn't a done deal - let your commissioners and city manager know how you feel. We don't need to go backward as a city - keep the fluoride!
Will floride help all the toothless meth abusers in Montgomery County?
Stanley Kubrick

Coffeyville, KS

#12 Dec 12, 2012
Ripper wrote:
You know what? I can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration, communist indoctrination, communist subversion, and the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
It's nice to know that someone else remembers "Dr. Strangelove."
Ahh so- read on

United States

#13 Dec 12, 2012
Ahh wrote:
And Wichita just voted to ADD fluoride to it's water supply, hmmmmm....
Wichita voters reject fluoridated water | Wichita Eagle
bobby

United States

#14 Dec 12, 2012
Ripper wrote:
You know what? I can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration, communist indoctrination, communist subversion, and the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
They can have some of my fluid its salty though and no fluoride
Disappointed Again

Paige, TX

#15 Dec 12, 2012
Optimal fluoride content is one part per million to reduce decay rates. PEOPLE that is one drop of fluoride to every million drops of water. This is far from a poisonous amount. Then add in how much more sugar and acid is found in today's diet and there is an obvious need. Also factor in the population, education levels, economics of the area etc. A little fluorosis is a non-issue.
Captain Chaos

Chanute, KS

#16 Dec 28, 2012
Mind your business ftard. I'm sure you have a few habits, skeletons. You may cheat, you may pee in the shower, play with yourself. But I hate seeing the nutless kinda faggots whine on Topix about this & that. Get a life, get a playmate, hell get a Habit. My motto "Don't knock what you don't know or have NO business in".
Concern

United States

#17 Dec 28, 2012
The city keeps flip-flopping like a fish on this (nothing new there).Sounds like before it flip-flops again it needs to do some research and then make a decision based on what's best for the people who live here, not on how much something's going to cost to replace or how dangerous it is for workers to add a chemical to our water, or a bunch of crazy claims.Too bad we don't have someone in charge whose past experiences could help the city make a sound decision.
lived without it

Kansas City, KS

#18 Dec 28, 2012
I grew up on a farm and we had well water, thus no fluoride. To date I don't have any problems, especially since there are products out there if you chose to use them.We need to get over the whole thing that someone else is responsible for us. Take care of yourself!! Don't expect someone else to pay for your care, your food, your house, your health care. It really might me a better thing in the long run. Just maybe it will prevent a higher water bill.
Idea

United States

#19 Dec 28, 2012
lived without it wrote:
I grew up on a farm and we had well water, thus no fluoride. To date I don't have any problems, especially since there are products out there if you chose to use them.We need to get over the whole thing that someone else is responsible for us. Take care of yourself!! Don't expect someone else to pay for your care, your food, your house, your health care. It really might me a better thing in the long run. Just maybe it will prevent a higher water bill.
Research has shown that fluoride will help with our teeth. Ask dentists and they will tell you that MANY, MANY children in our area don't have necessary things or training that might prevent problems with their teeth. They are dependent on their parents for providing them with toothpaste, dental instructions/ care, etc., so if parent don't provide things like these the children's teeth become compromised. I am 100% behind your idea that people should be responsible for themselves, but if there is something simple like adding flouride to our water that may help children's teeth, I think it's a good investment and something we should do.
thank yuo

Jefferson City, MO

#20 Dec 28, 2012
Idea wrote:
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Research has shown that fluoride will help with our teeth. Ask dentists and they will tell you that MANY, MANY children in our area don't have necessary things or training that might prevent problems with their teeth. They are dependent on their parents for providing them with toothpaste, dental instructions/ care, etc., so if parent don't provide things like these the children's teeth become compromised. I am 100% behind your idea that people should be responsible for themselves, but if there is something simple like adding flouride to our water that may help children's teeth, I think it's a good investment and something we should do.
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