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UK Against Fluoridation

Friday, February 10, 2017

For plants, rain has benefits that tap water simply can’t deliver

By Joshua Siskin, The Daily Breeze
An abundance of rain this winter has helped make plants look more vibrant than they have in many years. (Photo by Lois Siskin)There are several reasons rainwater is more suitable for plants than tap water, but the most important is chemistry. In tap water, chlorine is a necessary disinfectant and fluoride is added to prevent cavities (as long as you drink one glass a day).
Nearly all plants, however, are susceptible to chlorine toxicity, usually expressed in burnt leaf margins. Indoor plants such as Dracaenas and spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum), pines, yuccas, and fruit trees, in particular, are subject to fluoride toxicity as well, with symptoms ranging from burnt, discolored, or spotted leaves to stressed fruit that may become diseased.....


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