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[–]useless_aether[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Today we talk to Dr. Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network ( about Food & Water Watch Inc., et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, a lawsuit that could bring an end to the practice of water fluoridation in the United States. We discuss the Toxic Substances Control Act under which the suit is being filed, how recent court rulings have allowed the case to proceed, and the incredible significance of the chance to depose the EPA's "experts" under oath. Please help spread the word about this exciting development.

[–]f00f 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The pro/anti flouride debate always leaves me with a few questions that no one answers on other social media, what are your thoughts on these?


  1. If you use a water filter (jug type) is this 'good enough' to significantly reduce flouride in tap water?

  2. If you use an under-the-counter water filter system is this 'good enough' to significantly reduce flouride in tap water?

  3. They say spitting is better than swallowing, for toothpaste anyway, but does the average anti-flouride person frown on toothpaste?

  4. What alternative to toothpaste would there be? Especially for chocolate gorging sweet chewing fat children?

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

  1. no, Brita type filters don't remove any fluoride, fluoride and other pharmaceuticals are too small. there are pitcher type filters like AquaGear that do ($70, I have one and love it).

  2. yes, if it is a reverse osmosis system. more effective than 1, wastes water though.

  3. I don't have a problem with toothpaste. it's topical medicine for topical concerns. however, too much fluoride has become a bigger issue than not enough. especially for kids. check out "dental fluorosis"

  4. homemade toothpaste recipies exist. it's baking soda and a few other things .

  5. you will absorb a significant amount of water and any toxins it has when you shower/bath.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Holy shit some good news. I'd nearly forgotten what it was like.

[–]Whoopsydaisy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

So, in short, flouride is bad because.....?

Can't really read articles at work

[–]tryptan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fluoride is bad because it is unnecessary. Sodium fluoride has long been thrown out and is no longer used in water fluoridation treatments. The new thing is now fluorosilicates like hexafluorosilicic acid, which have no studies regarding efficacy or health effects, unlike sodium fluoride - despite that research being highly suspect.

The truth is hexafluorosilicic acid and other fluorosilicates are waste products and are added to water supplies in order to dampen the costs of properly disposing of them.