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Water Fluoridation DEFEATED in Portland; Citizens Overwhelmingly Reject Dumping Toxic Fluoride Chemicals Into the Water Supply

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The result is a huge victory for and all the men, women and children of Portland who can now rest easier, knowing their tap water is not intentionally poisoned with cancer-causing chemicals derived from industrial waste and mis

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mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:29 pm
> men, women and children of Portland who can now rest easier,
o yes, MUCHMUCH easier
FFluoride :: synthetic poisons

Fluoride is also found NATURALLY near-ubiquitously in low concentration in drinking water and foods. - This "low concentration" in some places being high enough for drinking water to be DE-fluoridated. And -in not quite-so-low concentration (1.2-1.5 ppm) in the Ocean. So (as opposed to many other poisons (like BPA, PCBs(*), TCDD, Pu ...) to which humankind is nowadays exposed to) we evolved in the presence of this "poison".

*) 01/2002: A dead Orca whale washes into a bay on WA's olympic peninsula.
05/2002: Scientists announce that the dead whale may be the most toxic mammal ever discovered. The whale's PCB-levels are so high that the testing apparatus had to be recalibrated in order to read the results. PCBs have been banned in US an CAN since the early 1970s. (--ADBUSTERS #43, 09/2002)

As a chemist by education, I am concerned a huge lot more about other (esp.modern) poisons (most or all of) humankind is being exposed to, *increasingly*, than about fluoride (which, after all, does occur naturally and which does not accumulate in our bodies and the food-chain - quite in contrast to many modern synthetic poisons, ...) and given the enormous amount of Bull$hit what is being spread about fluoride, and the hysteria which is occasionally found in this context, I cannot help but wonder how much of this is a campaign to distract from said other poisons.

PS: (should go without mentioning, just to make sure:) I am opposed to the compulsory dosing-with-fluoride-(or any other chemicals, for that matter)-in-drinking-water of whole populations including tooth-less infants and tooth-less oldsters.
" Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers. " -- William Penn, 1693

Carol H. (229)
Friday May 24, 2013, 5:10 pm
noted, thanks Evelyn
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