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UK Against Fluoridation

Saturday, January 07, 2017

USA - Green Bay mom wants to rid fluoride from water

GREEN BAY - A local mom is among several individuals and advocacy groups petitioning the federal government — and local leaders — to ban the practice of putting fluoride in drinking water.

Municipalities have been adding fluoride to drinking water for decades in an effort to prevent tooth decay, but critics say it may cause other serious health problems, including IQ loss.

The groups and individuals who petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency argue that fluoride's benefits come from topical contact with teeth, not ingestion, and adding it to drinking water "represents the very type of unreasonable risk that EPA is duly authorized to prohibit."

Brenda Staudenmeier, one of the petitioners and a Green Bay resident, likened the practice of fluoridating water to swallowing sunscreen lotion to protect against sunburn.

"This isn't solving the real problem of why we have tooth decay, which is sugar," Staudenmeier said....

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