Citing high costs that continually raise water prices for local customers, the Board of Aldermen in Buffalo, Missouri, a small town just north of Springfield, recently made the decision to stop fluoridating the public water supply. Members of the board explained that transporting fluoride chemicals is damaging city equipment and trucks, not to mention water pipes that corrode as a result of fluoride exposure.
The decision came after the health department in Dallas County, where the town is located, sent notification that it would no longer subsidize the costs associated with providing the fluoride and replacing damaged equipment. The department had previously covered half of the costs associated with the town’s fluoride program, paying up to $1,000 per year to bring in the chemicals.
In April 2000, Buffalo residents voted to begin adding fluoride to the town’s water. A few years later, in December 2003, the board determined that the program wasn’t working and was too expensive. It agreed to end it once existing fluoride supplies were depleted.
That decision was quickly reversed following a vote by the town’s mayor, as well as an agreement by the health department to cover some of the costs. However, now that these subsidies have stopped, the fluoridation program will cease.
“It’s an acid and it eats the pipes,” stated a city engineer from the city of Union, outside St. Louis, about the nature of fluoride. Like Buffalo, Union’s Board of Aldermen recently voted 7-1 to end fluoridation after injection equipment was destroyed by its use. “Employees are handling it and they don’t want to be.”
Science has proven fluoride’s neurotoxicity
Practically speaking, adding fluoride to public water does not make sense, either financially or logistically. America’s failing infrastructure is only further deteriorated as a result of added fluoride, which is destroying city water pipes and transportation equipment. In addition, it is destroying people’s brains, as evidenced by recent literature on the subject.
“Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” explained the researchers of a 2012 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, after conducting a systematic review of studies involving fluoride, determined that the chemical is hardly as innocuous as we’ve all been led to believe.
“The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”
A review of the study, which determined that fluoride damages the brains of both adults and children, the latter of which suffered noticeable decreases in IQ as a result of fluoride exposure, is available here: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu
Fluoride is forced medication that can’t be properly dosed
Even if fluoride did help prevent tooth decay, adding it to the water supply is a form of forced, mass medication. As pointed out by officials from other towns and cities across the country, many of which have also ended their fluoridation programs, there is no way to safely and properly dose fluoride when adding it to the water, which puts many people at risk.
“It comes down to choice,” explained Commissioner Gene Towne from Boyne City, Michigan, which recently voted to end its 40 year fluoridation program, as quoted by FoodConsumer.org. “I don’t see how you can control the dosage (of fluoride that people ingest) if it’s in everything. If there’s a chance that it could cause any health problems … this should all come down to your choice.”