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Letter: End the insanity

In a few days, there will be another Snowmass Village water meeting that could determine whether the toxic waste byproduct fluoride will continue to be dumped into our water supply. I only hope the board members make the right choice to end this insanity for the health of our precious children, our pets and our environment.

There are so many reasons to stop this mass medication. Fluoride is readily absorbed into the bones and can cause cancer, especially in children. Attention-deficit disorder, arthritis, brain disorders, brain cancer and lower IQs in children are just a few. Fluoride accumulates in the body, and only a small amount is excreted from the kidneys each day. The remainder accumulates in the body, largely in calcifying tissues such as the bones and the pineal gland.

Children and infants excrete less fluoride from their kidneys and take up 80 percent of ingested fluoride into their bones, according to a study conducted in 1994. The concentration is overwhelming and steadily increases over a lifetime, causing disease.

There is no way to monitor the amount of fluoride that is ingested. Everyone drinks different amounts of water. Children get twice as much of this toxic waste. Swallowing fluoride provides no benefit in the prevention of cavities, only harm. Countries that have rejected fluoride have experienced the same decline in childhood dental decay as fluoridated countries. Please look at the data from the World Health Organization.

Children are being overexposed to fluoride. They are not only getting it in their water, but they are also getting it in their food. What does it take to convince the population that the fluoride that the cities are dumping into our water supply is not natural but a waste byproduct of the aluminum industry? On top of the harm it is causing, it is taking away the rights of the people. Why should I drink water that I know is harmful to me and my family?

I suggest we take a hard look and do our own research on the harmful effects of drinking fluoridated water. You will be shocked. Remember the fluoride they are dumping in our water is not naturally occurring but a toxic waste byproduct of the aluminum industry.

Take a stand. Be in charge of your own health.

Cris Cuda

Snowmass Village

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