UK - Daily Echo letters
Don't medicate us against our will!
IN reference to the letter "Children Missing Out On Fluoride" by Dr Jeyanthi John.
Firstly, children are not missing out. Putting fluoride into our drinking water is not the answer to children's decayed teeth. Has Dr John not heard of the Childsmile Programme that is successful in other parts of the country which doesn't involve contaminating our drinking water? Has Dr John not read the many letters against fluoride which will be mass medicating us all if it goes in? Has Dr John not read that Canada, the USA and other countries have stopped fluoridating their water supplies (we wonder why?). Has Dr John read that babies cannot drink fluoridated water as it is very very harmful to them?
Dr John also comments that every child will benefit if fluoride goes in. That is hardly possible even if fluoride was good, as most children drink fizzy drinks anyway.
Also as a doctor, Dr John cannot force medication onto any patients that she treats. So will she please stop trying to force fluoride onto us. If she wants fluoride to go ahead it becomes a medication.
So please, Dr John, read this. We don't need or want fluoride in our water supply.
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■ DR Jeyanthi John says fluoridation is still needed to reduce tooth decay in children.
I had all my teeth removed before I was two years old, so why was that? Mother's milk no good?
On BBC 1 recently there was a programme on the lack of water in India.
They are now being forced to dig their wells deeper and deeper to find water, which is poor drinking water.
This water is doing very bad things to their children's bones. One of the causes is the natural fluoride in the water.
Please ask Dr Jayanthi John, why in Southampton fluoride will not be natural. It will be added by someone who thinks he or she knows best.
I am proud to be a "Hampshire Hog" born in St Elmo Nursing Home, Junction Road, Totton, on October 7 1933.1 have no teeth but have lung cancer and great bones at the moment.
When you poison my drinking water you will do what lung cancer can't: Kill Me
I have to pay Southern Water for the water they supply to my house. It is nice water, very very nice water - without fluoride - from the River Test.
I won't be paying for something I can collect in my nine water butts - it is called rain water - without fluoride.