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Citizens should speak out against fluoride in water

November 6, 2010
November 05, 2010 2:00 AMOct. 31 — To the Editor:

Portsmouth and many of our neighboring towns have added fluoride to water supplies for over 30 years. At 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, Portsmouth residents will have the opportunity to speak out against the fluoridation of our water at the City Council meeting at City Hall. Sign up is required by 6:45 p.m.

Why would we want fluoride out of the water? The reasons are many.

First, the evidence is now clear that fluoride ingested through drinking water has been shown to have little to no positive effect on our teeth.

Second, fluoridated water has been shown to have very serious health effects: quadrupled risk of bone cancer in teenage boys, as well as damage to the thyroid and other organs, which could explain the explosion in hypothyroidism, which itself has been linked to heart disease, mental decline and other illnesses.


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