CHaynie 4 years, 8 months ago on City to keep flouride in water after hearing

Fluoridation opponents like to pretend that only dentists, like the ODA support community water fluoridation (CWF). There are over 100 prestigious scientific and professional organizations which recognize the importance of CWF. They include pediatricians, public health experts, surgeons, nurses, research scientists and health advocates.

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CHaynie 4 years, 8 months ago on Fluoridation, streets face city

Mr Boyet's ideas are tragically mistaken and are dangerous in that they can easily mislead both City Councils and average citizens to discard what is one of public health's most effective programs.

The fluoride water additive used (I thought since 1956) in the Dalles is not an industrial chemical.

The National Sanitation Foundation standard-60 which defines the water additive grade is more specific and demanding than is the USP standard for medication. The USP also does not provide for independent quality control oversight, the manufacturer is the only guarantor of purity.


The concentration of fluoride for optimal fluoridation is neither dangerous nor toxic. It simply prevents cavities.

Important comparisons between The Dalles and non-fluoridated Hood River show a 70% decrease in The Dalles of operations on little preschool kids for mouth fulls of terrible cavities.. These operations include root canals, extractions and stainless steel crowns and must be done in the hospital under general anesthesia. They can cost as much as $15,000 each.

The benefits The Dalles children enjoy are consistent with good peer reviewed scientific studies in Louisiana, New York, Texas, Scotland and Australia.

Fluoride ions are naturally present in two of The Dalles water sources. Exactly the same ions are supplemented at the other two sources to provide water which is best for oral health

Mr. Boyet's demand to have water his way, to have the "right" to demand a specific chemical composition for the town's drinking water will cause more cavities.

The Dalles Citizens and the City Council should simply say no to the vocal minority armed with junk science and paranoid scare theories. The people who are currently children in The Dalles, especially low-income children, will benefit their entire lifetime from continuing the long standing and successful fluoridation program.


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