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Potsdam: Look into effects fluoridation has on body (Letter)

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Letter | January 30th, 2018 | By Dean Laubscher
Location: United States, New York

The village of Potsdam will soon be making a decision whether to continue or discontinue chemical fluoridation (medicating) the public water supply. In order to comply with Public Health Law 1100 passed in 2015 and pressed into law by pro-fluoridation advocates, the law states village administration must consult local health officials and offer an alternative solution providing chemical fluoridation (medication) to municipal residents before actually discontinuing fluoridation.

Here is a sensible and feasible alternative solution for all “stakeholders” involved. In attendance at one specific Potsdam village meeting were some local dental professionals who adamantly advocated for continued use of chemical fluoridation. The fluoridation in question is specifically hydro-fluorosilicic acid, a waste product of the phosphate fertilizer manufacturing.

Since these dental professionals are sincerely concerned about the dental health of our community, I would humbly suggest and call upon them to put their “money where our mouths are” and come to the aid of the community providing chemical fluoridation for those local residents who so desire chemical fluoridation medication vs. chemically fluoridating (medicating) the public water supply.

I will personally contribute one year of the financial cost I personally incur in the water purification (chemical fluoride filtration removal) of my public drinking water that I pay handsomely for. Yes, I pay to have chemical fluoridation introduced into my water supply and then pay to remove it.

I would implore everyone to research for themselves the adverse effects that ingesting and bathing in chemical fluoridation has on the human body. Chemical fluoridation is a known neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor and wreaks havoc on thyroid function.

While I applaud our dental professionals’ concern for our dental health, it is unfortunate that many in the dental community wear “blinders.” The dental coalition seems to only think about dental health and the supposed good it does for teeth while neglecting all aspects of the rest of the body.

In addition, to this date no one in the village administration has replied (officially) concerning the elevated lead levels in our local schools and what research they have conducted into this matter. They have been provided much creditable information concerning water fluoridation and elevated lead levels in the water supply.

Please take the time and look into this matter, and voice your concerns to your local elected officials.

Dean Laubscher

*Original letter online at http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/opinion/look-into-effects-fluoridation-has-on-body-20180130