Humboldt Bay water district flushes f...

Humboldt Bay water district flushes fluoride

There are 35 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Mar 15, 2008, titled Humboldt Bay water district flushes fluoride. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

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Yay For Now

Sonora, CA

#1 Mar 15, 2008
Yay! No forced medication of the populace! If MCSD forces fluoride into my tap, I'm buying bottled water.
Zen

Sonora, CA

#2 Mar 15, 2008
It does create a reason why bottled water is better than tap water. Even the few bottlers who take their water from municipal sources avoid fluoridated water.

The Scientific American analysis of existing research may finally be having an effect on the sheep who blindly label opponents as whackos. That politicians out-of-hand dismiss legitimate research accepted around the world (just not inside the US) should tell you something. It's groupthink gone mad and we've finally put a speed bump down. Now maybe the individual towns will stop a moment and care to look at the valid issues against fluoridation. I sure don't want to pay the big bucks required to filter fluoride. I probably would just start drinking bottled water. I get enough fluoride through processed food (yeah, it's in there, too.).
Jeff E

Eureka, CA

#3 Mar 15, 2008
Oh for crying out loud.

The tin-foil hat crowd has intimidated the fools on the Humboldt Bay water board too ?
anonymous

Oakland, CA

#4 Mar 15, 2008
Dentists applaud the extra drilling and pain that your children will suffer because of the removal of fluoride in drinking water. Thanks!

“HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”

Since: Dec 07

McKinleyville

#5 Mar 15, 2008
Yay For Now wrote:
Yay! No forced medication of the populace! If MCSD forces fluoride into my tap, I'm buying bottled water.
Make sure it is not bottled tap water.

Jeffrey Lytle
McKinleyville - 5th District
jason

Lubbock, TX

#6 Mar 15, 2008
I miss the good old days of rampant cavaties. Now our kids will learn thier lesson and avoid sweets. Maybe if it hurts to chew some people will lose weight too.

Tooth decay, the next great diet fad.

“HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”

Since: Dec 07

McKinleyville

#7 Mar 15, 2008
anonymous wrote:
Dentists applaud the extra drilling and pain that your children will suffer because of the removal of fluoride in drinking water. Thanks!
Do not forget the lack of parenting skills, lack of education by the public school system, lack of higher wage jobs for today's expensive goods and services, etc. I wonder what the cost difference would be when comparing the expendiatures of a flouridated water system to that of the purchase price of toothpaste and toothbrushes which can be distributed at the local schools, markets, etc.? This could show financial solvency.

Are there any H.S.U. and C.R. students who would like to do a study for their class projects? A business class could conduct a mathematical analysis too.

Jeffrey Lytle
McKinleyville - 5th District
unanonymous

United States

#8 Mar 15, 2008
toothless in Humboldt.

I once new a guy who decided the whole flouride-toothpaste and brushing thing was a 'groupthink' thing. He brushed once or twice a week with water. It was pretty funny when his teeth turned brown and started falling out. His parents weren't too amused after all the money they spent on his teeth. Probably lost his trust fund..

ignorance is bliss
Yup

Sonora, CA

#9 Mar 15, 2008
Yeah, Scientific American is for tinfoil hat wearers. Uh huh. What are you smoking?

Wake up and smell the research. Fluoride isn't a panacea. There are no simple solutions and fluoride has failed across the board while our children's teeth worsen. Work for real solutions, not imaginary ones. Stop believing in the supernatural.
Check your facts Jeff

Sonora, CA

#10 Mar 15, 2008
Jeffrey, there isn't a major label of bottled water taken from a *fluoridated* municipal source.

And in truth, most bottled water isn't from municipal sources anyway. That's pure rhetoric from the environmental lobby. Read the label.

It's funny that environmentalists tend to be liberal and liberals tend to support fluoridation, and their own misguided and useless efforts to help kids' dental health is driving further demand for bottled water.
Jackie Gleason

United States

#11 Mar 15, 2008
Many areas of the country are famous for having one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Humboldt County will be forever known for it's toothless wonders.
Duh

Sonora, CA

#12 Mar 15, 2008
Dental care is an issue across the country. It is available to ALL impoverished families with legal residency in California through Healthy Families or Medical. That covers a huge swatch of economic ranges. If an impoverished child isn't receiving dental care, blame the parent.

If an impoverished child isn't brushing his teeth, blame the parent.

If an impoverished child is drinking juice boxes at school and soda at home and snacking on fast food and candy, blame the parent.

There is only one solution -- parental education. That, and we need to educate fluoride quacks so they wake up and begin seeking real solutions. Fluoride has failed us for more than 50 years and the people who sing its praises do not have our children's best interests at heart. They are pushing simple solutions to difficult problems and are clueless about the research. Read the Scientific American article.
Someone with a clue

Sonora, CA

#13 Mar 15, 2008
unanonymous, your example is exactly backwards. If you rely on fluoride to protect you, you will indeed lose all of your teeth.

To life a cavity-free life, all you need is a toothbrush and dental floss and the good sense to use them. I do believe you have been brainwashed by some pinhead politicians.
Wild Bill Hickok

Hopedale, IL

#14 Mar 15, 2008
So let me get this straightů Fluoride is poison and bad for you. But how many of you there behind the Redwood Curtain believe that homeopathic cures like Arsenic, Mercury and Hemlock are good for you? The lunatic, kook fringe of society strikes again!!!

“HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”

Since: Dec 07

McKinleyville

#15 Mar 15, 2008
Check your facts Jeff wrote:
Jeffrey, there isn't a major label of bottled water taken from a *fluoridated* municipal source.
And in truth, most bottled water isn't from municipal sources anyway. That's pure rhetoric from the environmental lobby. Read the label.
It's funny that environmentalists tend to be liberal and liberals tend to support fluoridation, and their own misguided and useless efforts to help kids' dental health is driving further demand for bottled water.
If you would present your facts with clarity. You said major label, correct? What is a "minor" label and who are they? Please name the labels you are referencing. Is the bottled water you speak of being extracted from mountain tops, springs, etc.?

Also, is bottled water pure. In other words, no other toxins or materials(like pharmaceuticals in small dosages). Checkout the AP report put out last week. Go to yahoo news stories and search the links. Personally, I would not mind building a cistern to collect rainwater. Then, a $200-$300 dollar reverse osmosis filtering system.

Also, have you ever heard of cisterns designed as a roof on your dwelling? There is a bunch of homeowners in Nevada or Arizona( I will have to re-research for exactness) who have done this. Dome City? Again, I will re-research these homeowners' uses of cisterns as their roof tops.

Thank You

Jeffrey Lytle
McKinleyville - 5th District
jason

Lubbock, TX

#16 Mar 15, 2008
Yup wrote:
Yeah, Scientific American is for tinfoil hat wearers. Uh huh.
You did read the article right?
I am curious what you got out of it. Did you get that flouride is bad and we shouldn't be ingesting it at all or that there is an appropriate level for health care and we need to find what that is?
Do you know how much flouride naturally occures in our groundwater? How about the water used to irrigate local agriculture?
I ask because I read the same article and cited it here previously to support appropriate flouridation.

“HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”

Since: Dec 07

McKinleyville

#17 Mar 15, 2008
What types of foods break down the enamel protection of teeth? I am curious about today's food versus hunter/gatherer food or old world food minus the non-fructose sugars. If flouride existed in natural quantities in the past, and now, then would not we have a common variable in analysing the differences for flouride levels to protect today's teeth?

Brushing is best because how many people drink water today and swish it around in their mouths? Whenever I am at a formal or informal gathering, I hardly ever see anyone drinking non-bottled water or drinking fountain water. In fact, I have only observed a few people over the years drink a V-8 juice, as compared to sports drinks, soda pops, coffee, mochas, teas, etc.

Jeffrey Lytle
McKinleyville - 5th District
unanonymous

United States

#18 Mar 16, 2008
Just remember, bottled water has flouride in it. Flouride is a natural element don't panic it's organic, actually, inorganic.
unanonymous

United States

#19 Mar 16, 2008
Someone with a clue, but how do the brainwash waves get through my tinfoil hat?
Jeff E

Eureka, CA

#20 Mar 16, 2008
The number of backward, uneducated (or miseducated), fearful, paranoid people in this county makes me dispair for our future.

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