Anyway, if fluoride is beneficial (and no one seems to give out any specifics on the studies that prove this, such as who conducted the study, how many test subjects were involved, when it was conducted, for what length of time, is it on-going, do subjects continue to be monitored, what was the control group, whether or not any testing was done on effects to soft tissue organs, etc.) Š anyway, if fluoride is beneficial, wouldn't it stand to reason that a direct application to tooth enamel in the form of brushing and mouth rinse would be of more benefit than a brief passing through the mouth on the way to the stomach? I don't know anyone who swishes tap water around in his or her mouth for 30 seconds or a minute before swallowing to get the benefits of fluoride.
And the nerve of asking people to fund this through tax dollars, and then to tell them that to keep it out, they have to pay $200 for a filtering device..
This subject always gets me worked up. It is lunacy, and I do wonder where it will all end.
John Ford, Associate Editor, Neosho Daily News
For his thought-provoking editorial, click here.