Skip to comments.Windsor votes to remove fluoride from drinking water (Canada)
Posted on 01/30/2013 7:10:06 PM PST by opentalk
Windsor on Monday joined the growing number of municipalities which have voted to end the decades-old practice of adding fluoride to the water supply in the fight against tooth decay.
A lot has changed in the last 60 years fluoride is not the be-all and end-all to prevent tooth decay, said Mayor Eddie Francis, who voted with the majority.
I want to be shown that when we ingest this, we are safe, said Kimberley DeYong of Fluoride Free Windsor. She and others said not a single study among those cited by fluoridation proponents looked specifically at the industry-sourced chemical used by the municipality and its impact on human health outside of tooth enamel hardening.
Peter Van Caulart, director of the Environmental Training Institute that trains municipal waterworks operators, said theres been a 26 per cent drop in Canadian municipalities using fluoridation since 2005 and that in Niagara Falls, it was the first time council opposed its medical officer of health.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.windsorstar.com ...
They did the same thing here in Florida. Every member of the county commission who voted to remove the fluoride was replaced in November, and the Fluoride was just recently added back. I guess I just don’t care either way.
There’s really no point if you take halfway decent care of your teeth. I’ve never lived in town or had fluoridated water and I’ve got better teeth than most people my age.
“Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.”
-General Jack D. Ripper, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
its a waste of money to add it
When I moved out into the country and we had well water, I started getting more cavities, until I realized what the problem was and started rinsing with flouride at night.
That seems to have fixed it. You don’t need flouride in the water if you use the right kind of flouridated toothpaste, and rinse at night.
But since a lot of people probably won’t do this, it makes sense to add it to the water, IMHO.
How d’ya remove something invisible from water? Boil it?
Fluoridated water is of no benefit to adults. Fluoride in the water only benefits children, whose teeth are still forming. I grew up in a non-fluoridated area. Parents could get fluoride supplements and give them to their children if they wanted. In my 26 years as a dental hygienist, I’ve found that lots of kids get too much fluoride in their system, not from the fluoride in the water, but from accidentally ingesting toothpaste. If an adult wants the decay preventing benefits of fluoride, get a TOPICAL fluoride treatment after your dental cleaning. Or else, get a prescription strength fluoride rinse or brush-on paste. Supervise children carefully when they brush. The toothbrush only needs a pea-sized dab of toothpaste. Another thing that helps prevent cavities is to floss your child’s teeth. Kids generally don’t have the manual dexterity to floss their own teeth until about the age of 9. If you are adamant about minimizing your child’s fluoride exposure, good oral hygiene is a must!
If you think fluoride is important for your kid’s teeth (I do) then go to the dentist and get fluoride treatments. They are not that expensive.
I do hope they keep pasteurizing it, though.
Canadians should vote to add Windsor to their water.
I didn’t get it for a minute, and I live in Windsor.
50 years ago putting in the water may have been the most efficient way to get the dental benefits of fluoride. Not any more. There are better, more effective, more efficient ways to distribute it.
“Nineteen hundred and forty-six. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It’s incredibly obvious, isn’t it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That’s the way your hard-core Commie works.”
I know Kubrick & co. meant this as satire but it seems closer and closer to the world we live in under Chairman Maobama.
From another article the cost of adding fluoride to Windsor’s drinking water is between $125,000 and $150,000 each year.
I live in Windsor as well. I think we have some of the best tasting water anywhere. They run that stuff through like a trillion spaghetti strainers...seems to work.
It began long before Obama, and will continue for quite a while after.
Sad but true:
And you’re one of the smart ones!
Sorry, kiddin’. If I wasn’t HTMiLiterate I would have posted a pic of a bottle of the stuff.
If you’re not Canadian or living along the border (as I have done my whole life) there’s no chance.
What about Chlorine in public water? Is that not worse then fluoride?
Anyway, from 1972 until I left the US in 2000, I had nothing but pure well water with NO chemicals at all.
Like hell you do.
I don't even want to know how you can post something so evil and live with yourself.
Thank you for posting that so I didn’t have to. :)
I’ll also add that ingested fluoride can have negative effects on your thyroid. I read somewhere that it is/was commonly used in Europe to treat hyperthyroidism.
Fluoridegate - the film that will absolutely obliterate any remaining credibility of chemical fluoride pushers
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
Yep, fluoridation is like labour unions- great 70 years ago, useless now.
“I have never heard of pure well water.”
Yes, the only “pure” water is distilled water.
I say pure in that it fell 70 miles away as rain water over 100 years ago. It made its way into water bearing sands that are over 100 feet deep.
It is as clean and unadulterated as anything you will find
in nature. No chemicals are needed to make it safe to drink.
Any minerals that are in the water are innocuous and of no concern.
The quality is equal to Memphis artesian water, but no Chlorine was added.
My information came from my well driller who was also a customer of mine, and the most notable well driller, Commercial, municipal, and private, in west Tennessee.
I have “atrocious” oral “hygiene” habits (I have flossed exactly 4 times in my life, and brush occasionally, when my mouth feels icky).
My hygienist is amazed that I have so little bone loss, and cannot believe me when I tell her of my utter disdain for the dental profession. Your post does nothing but confirm my prejudice. You guys are no less a scam than AlGore.
Go peddle your snake oil elsewhere. Flouride is POISON, and only entered the food chain because of lobbying by the aluminum industry. Take a GOOD look at pictures of folks’ teeth where flouride is naturally in the water they drink and tell me again how “beneficial” flouride is supposed to be.
Yes, I said LIAR!
Actually that is a US only brand. They don’t sell it here. Few Canadians are aware of its existence.
I had forgotten that.
My dad and his pals in North Dakota seemed to prefer Windsor to other whiskeys and bourbons so I was familiar with the brand.
Later when I bartended in Minnesota, south of Winnipeg, we had lots of Canadian customers. If I recall correctly some would order a “blend,” and we would then serve them Windsor or Canadian Mist, for the very reason you mention.
Hi Springman! Thanks for the ping! I’m sorry I only caught up on them just now.
I hope everything is going well with you and Mrs. Springman.
You have been blessed with good oral health. Studies have shown that about 2% of the US population has no gum disease and does not need to brush or floss to prevent gum disease. Your evidence is a statistical pool of one person, you. Just because one person (you)does not have a problem does not make me a lair or prove that most others do have problems. There are some folks that will never have cancer but they do not prove that cancer is not a concern for many folks. There is no need for childish name calling based upon your sample size of one. It is obvious that you totally lack the education and dental experience to understand the dental suffering of your fellow man. Further bashing and impetuous posts from you will not increase your education or motivate you to understand dental science. Therefore do not expect me to continue communication with you. I have moved on.
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