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flour-yes-regEditor:

I strongly agree with Dr. Ward's well-researched facts against tap-water fluoridation published by the Hub Oct. 15.

Dr. Hazel Lynn recently stated that we do not want to see scientific evidence in favour of fluoridation (Sun Times, Sept.27). On the other side, there are some ten Nobel prize winners, scientists representing 97 per cent of the European population, Sierra Club, many doctors and other health professionals who oppose fluoridation of tap water. Their opinion is based on well-researched scientific evidence.

flouride-letter-regEditor:

Perhaps you've seen the "Ten Reasons" card being handed out by the anti-fluoride advocates in Owen Sound. There is nothing of substance to bear out their claims. I guess, if you say it loud enough and often enough, someone might believe you. Let's take a closer look at those so-called reasons...

#1 Toxic? Fluoride used in municipal water systems is not a toxic waste. Health Canada states, "Fluoridation additives certified for use in drinking water are not classified as hazardous waste in Canada." (http://www.fptdwg.ca/assets/PDF/0804-JointGovernmentofCanadaresponse.pdf)

flouride-regEditor;

In promoting fluoridation, public health uses words in a way that confuses the community. Let's examine some of their statements.

Misleading statement No.1: "particularly beneficial to seniors"

Not true. After age eight no more fluoride is incorporated into permanent teeth because they have stopped developing. The rest of our lives we are swallowing fluoride which accumulates in our bodies and can cause chronic toxicities such as brittle bones and bone fractures. Fluoride's main action is topical,acting on teeth surfaces in the mouth. Ingested (swallowed) fluoride is minimally effective in stopping tooth decay.

information-regEditor;

Since I am not on any social media, I find I cannot comment on your website. Therefore, I provide my comments in this email so they may be published.

Re: Trevor Falk's article published September 3rd, which begins "This is the first in a series of articles about the lack of information about the public business of the township of Chatsworth."

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