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Letter: More fluoride talk

A developmental neurotoxin has been added back to the drinking water in Snowmass. Even though there is mounting evidence that fluoride has detrimental health effects, the decision was made to keep it in the water until it is absolutely certain that it causes serious health issues.

David Dawson deserves a lot of credit for having the courage to stand up for individuals and their rights. David has been in the water business for 30 years and has served on the water board for eight years. He knows water. This was the present-day version of David versus Goliath. It takes a strong person who knows what he is talking about and has the conviction to follow through on what he believes is the right thing to do. Challenging people's belief systems and the brainwashing that has been going on for a long time is a tough battle to choose. Fortunately, there are people in Snowmass, and hopefully Aspen, who are starting to realize what is at stake here.

Even Dr. Kimberly Levin, Pitkin County medical health officer, acknowledged that fluoride is a poison. The rationale is that you are only getting it in small dosages. You are getting it in small dosages numerous times every day. Fluoride poisoning has a cumulative effect. When the U.S. government lowered the recommended dosage this spring, it was an admission that we have been overdosed. Fluorosis of the teeth is only the tip of the iceberg of problems developing elsewhere in the body.

It is amazing that the pro-fluoride argument is to prevent cavities so that the rest of the body won't get diseased.

The irony is that studies are associating serious sicknesses such as cancer, hypothyroidism, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, hip fractures, kidney disease, endocrine dysfunctions and a host of other diseases. What diseases are more serious than these that are being claimed to be prevented? It seems as though there are severe incongruences by public health officials. There seems to be no consideration for groups that are at risk (infants, the elderly and those with thyroid and kidney conditions). Billions of dollars are being profited by the American Dental Association in the fluoride industry. A dentist in Snowmass had the audacity to say that she and the Colorado Dental Association put about $8,000 into this campaign.

Let's do the numbers. The size of the ads that were placed cost $1,000 each. The ads were placed in three daily papers for about 2½ months. This seems to total a lot more than $8,000 to $10,000. This is an example of the type of untruths that were campaigned to the public

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There were people who spoke in favor of fluoride by basically saying, "I don't really know that much about fluoride, but I think that we should keep it in the water."

It's time to wake up, people. It's time to know what is going into your bodies. What you don't know at this point can kill you if not make you dumber.

Tom Lankering

Basalt

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