It's too easy to overdose from so many different fluoride sources
Regarding new federal recommendations to lower fluoride levels in water ("Federal govt. says too much fluoride in water," Jan. 8), we get fluoride from so many sources that it is easy to overdose and putting it in the city water contributes to this problem.
Today many common fruits and vegetables are saturated with fluoride, as fluoride is predominantly used in chemical pesticide applications. Inorganic California grapes are particularly treated by fluoride-based pesticides, making inorganic grape juice, wine and raisins hazardous to your health. A simple lunch-size box of raisins has two to six times the amount of an equal weight of fluoridated city water.
Common grains are saturated by fluoride-based fungicides, making
cereals and breads another significant source. A cup of ordinary black
tea has high levels, about three times as much as our fluoridated water,
because most tea leaves are imported from areas of the world that have
high levels of fluoride in the soil.
The English habit of tea drinking has resulted in many documented
cases of crippling arthritis in heavy tea drinkers. Going organic helps
reduce fluoride levels. Fluoridated toothpaste should be used with
extreme caution. Bathing in fluoride, which is absorbed through the
skin, can be the equivalent of drinking several cups of fluoridated
Given all these unnatural cumulative sources of fluoride, it is no
wonder that our children are being poisoned by fluoride.
The results of overdosing are not just cosmetic, but are very
serious. The damage that you can see happening to teeth, called dental
fluorosis, indicates that damage is also occurring to your bones and
cartilage, skeletal fluorosis. The current 1 milligram per liter level
in our water taken over a lifetime contributes significantly to brittle
bones, osteoporosis, arthritis, and hip fractures. Ongoing current
research into brain damage in children at levels that produce fluorosis
of the teeth is also not just cosmetic.
Tea Party research lacking on issue of universal health care
About these Tea Parties, I really wish folks would do research before
jumping into things. We are one of the only, if not the only, Western
civilizations without universal health care.
In all the countries that have it, people are way less stressed,
actually know how to relax and enjoy themselves, and can save money for
rainy days, things that are virtually absent in the USA.
How on Earth can anyone not want that kind of financial freedom here?
Or know that, no matter what, they can seek medical or other
professional help without the hassle of bureaucratic red tape? Unreal!
Teri V. Markanson