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Re: Re: [permaculture-61] Fluoride in our waters

From: ian k.
Sent on: Monday, February 15, 2010 10:05 AM
Hi.

That's why I drink from natural springs and streams given the chance, although, according to the USGS, every stream in the United States is contaminated with carcinogens.? So at this point, the world is so polluted, there's really no way to avoid it.? And we continue to pump these carcinogens into our atmosphere as long as we live as industrialists.? But we live in a society designed around industry for subsistence.? Since permaculture also includes earthcare, industry itself becomes a question.? And as pointed out in a recent report, carbon emissions "cannot be stabilized unless the world's economy collapses or society builds the equivalent of one new nuclear power plant each day."? So a downturning economy and joblessness has just freed up lots of time for people to spend on new things, like permaculture.

I watched a Youtube video of a Texan farmer who does not use municipal water on his crops because the fluoride affects the soil biology.?

-ian

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:06 PM, Sue Peters <[address removed]> wrote:
Nir,
?
There are other writings about the reason floridation began in the United States.? It is banned in many many countries in Europe because they consider it unhealthy.?
?
Since permaculture includes care of people, floridation of our drinking supplies becomes a question.
?
Sue.?
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Feb 8,[masked]:58:09 AM, [address removed] wrote:
Large-scale fluoridation began in the 1950s, after it was noticed that
people living in places where fluoride was naturally present in the
water had fewer cavities. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoridation for details. Amusing tidbits
from there:

U.S. data from 1974?1992 indicate that when water fluoridation is
introduced into a community, there are significant decreases in the
number of employees per dental firm and the number of dental firms.
The data suggest that some dentists respond to the demand shock by
moving to non-fluoridated areas and by retraining as specialists.
U.S. children born 1957?1964 who grew up in fluoridated areas have
earned significantly more as adults than children who did not; this
effect is heavily concentrated among girls from poorer families,
consistent with the hypothesis that the effect is due to consumer and
employer discrimination in favor of women with physically more
attractive teeth.

Nir




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