Eliminate the addition of Fluoride to our municipal water
  • Petitioned Collier County Commissioners (SWFL)

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Collier County Commissioners (SWFL)

Eliminate the addition of Fluoride to our municipal water

    1. Jo Vaccarino
    2. Petition by

      Jo Vaccarino

      Naples, FL

Fluoride has been proven to have various adverse affects on the health of the population. Many other towns across the country have stopped this justly-questionable practice of adding fluoride to the water.

One recent study suggests that fluoride in the water affects children's brains...
"Harvard University researchers' review of fluoride/brain studies concludes "our results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children's neurodevelopment." It was published online July 20 in Environmental Health Perspectives, a US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' journal (1), reports the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF)"

"It's senseless to keep subjecting our children to this ongoing fluoridation experiment to satisfy the political agenda of special-interest groups," says attorney Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President. "Even if fluoridation reduced cavities, is tooth health more important than brain health? It's time to put politics aside and stop artificial fluoridation everywhere," says Beeber.

After reviewing fluoride toxicological data, the NRC reported in 2006, "It's apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain."
read more:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/24/idUS127920+24-Jul-2012+PRN20120724

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    • Jo Vaccarino NAPLES, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Fluoride added to the water is an industrial byproduct. We would never ingest that form of fluoride in our normal food. A good example of the same theory that might be better known is calcium. Calcium carbonate that comes directly from rocks is no use to our bodies. As a matter of fact, calcium carbonate actually leaches calcium from our bones. We aren't built to eat rocks. But if you get that calcium from something like Romaine lettuce - it's in a form your body can use.

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    • Deana Bess NAPLES, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Flouride is poison, says so on my toothpaste. It only works when applied to enamel; it is expensive and not necessary. If you are worried about the poor, buy them toothpaste, force them to stop eating processed food and drinking soda, and mandate that they brush their teeth!

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