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(AL.com)   Huntsville, AL to reduce fluoride in drinking water to prevent "cancer, Alzheimer's, ADHD, reduced IQ in children, dental and skeletal fluorosis, as well as hypothyroidism"   (blog.al.com) divider line 151
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2012-03-05 11:35:30 AM
Holy shiat.

It's like if the Vaxxers won.
 
2012-03-05 11:36:48 AM
But is it safe?
 
2012-03-05 11:39:30 AM
Just how many Floridians are there in Alabama, anyway?
 
2012-03-05 11:42:35 AM
What about the fluoride in salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk, ice cream? Ice cream, Mandrake. Children's ice cream.
 
2012-03-05 11:42:58 AM

basemetal: But is it safe?


IT'S GOT ELECTROLYTES!
 
2012-03-05 11:50:02 AM
I thought the reduced IQ in children is due to the fact that they're from Alabama?

/Gonna get this one out of the way.
 
2012-03-05 11:51:48 AM
Dear Conservatives

Please explain to me why you these days you seem so willing to disregard established science and the opinion of experts and yet are willing to believe outlandish claims made by random idiots* who claim to know more than "the establishment". Used to be you all would laugh at the stupid liberal hippies and their granola and organic foods and know you seem even worse.

KTHXBYE

/* idiots who actually are funded/motivated by decimating any program intended for the public good if it means less taxes moreso than any true health reasons.
 
2012-03-05 12:05:53 PM
There are times where I sit back and think that my support for freedom of speech allows idiots like this to have their way, and I should stop supporting that right.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-03-05 12:06:47 PM

NuttierThanEver: Dear Conservatives

Please explain to me why you these days you seem so willing to disregard established science and the opinion of experts and yet are willing to believe outlandish claims made by random idiots* who claim to know more than "the establishment". Used to be you all would laugh at the stupid liberal hippies and their granola and organic foods and know you seem even worse.

KTHXBYE

/* idiots who actually are funded/motivated by decimating any program intended for the public good if it means less taxes moreso than any true health reasons.


Science is liberal biased.
 
2012-03-05 12:07:06 PM
Notes from city council meetings:

filmforno.com
 
2012-03-05 12:07:30 PM
Jesus didn't have no fluoride in his water, and from all the pictures I've seen his teeth looked fine
 
2012-03-05 12:31:43 PM
Link (new window)
 
2012-03-05 12:33:38 PM
who cares?
What has 100 legs and two teeth?
The front row of a Tuscaloosa Willie Nelson concert.
 
2012-03-05 12:41:45 PM

NuttierThanEver: Dear Conservatives

Please explain to me why you these days you seem so willing to disregard established science and the opinion of experts and yet are willing to believe outlandish claims made by random idiots* who claim to know more than "the establishment". Used to be you all would laugh at the stupid liberal hippies and their granola and organic foods and know you seem even worse.

KTHXBYE

/* idiots who actually are funded/motivated by decimating any program intended for the public good if it means less taxes moreso than any true health reasons.


I don't think "less taxes" is any more than a mealy mouthed rationalization at this point. Conservatives today are just looking to fling poo at "the establishment" for any reason, or no reason.
 
2012-03-05 12:53:56 PM
Because Alabama folk don't need all the dental help they can get.
 
2012-03-05 01:13:27 PM
...and that's the end of the whole mess.
 
2012-03-05 01:13:31 PM
Maybe it will also reduce ADHD.
 
2012-03-05 01:13:47 PM
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
 
2012-03-05 01:15:11 PM

NuttierThanEver: Dear Conservatives

Please explain to me why you these days you seem so willing to disregard established science and the opinion of experts and yet are willing to believe outlandish claims made by random idiots


They learned it from church.
 
2012-03-05 01:15:36 PM
Excellent news. Now slash education funding, decrease environmental regulations, and give everyone a stipend of fried chicken. That should clear up any remaining cases of these ailments.
 
2012-03-05 01:16:37 PM
Wait, don't they have to flouridate the water before they can take it out?

Think, people.
 
2012-03-05 01:18:20 PM
But will this be good for the meth?
 
2012-03-05 01:18:42 PM
Is this what it is like to live in a civilization in decline? It has to be. I'm sitting here watching established science melt before the onslaught of ignorance and stupidity of the American public. I know that America has always had a rich and diverse population of undereducated, fear-driven, slack-jawed yokels who pride themselves on believing in the unseen and unprovable, but until now we've kept them at bay and succeeded in spite of them. It appears that we peaked when we put a man on the moon. Now we can't even remember how to do that, fluoride is being removed from our drinking water, and before we know it we'll be drilling holes in skulls to let evil spirits out and avoiding electricity because it is magic.
 
2012-03-05 01:19:16 PM
Hm, I actually took the time to read the article and found this:

"While the board currently has no plans to eliminate the chemical that has long been supported by health officials as preventing tooth decay, it is scheduled to vote tonight on lowering the rate of fluoride from .8 milligrams per liter of water to .7 milligrams based on a recommendation from the Department of Health and Human Services in January 2011.

The American Dental Association (ADA) hailed the recommendation in a report, saying, "This adjustment will provide an effective level of fluoride to reduce the incidence of tooth decay while minimizing the rate of fluorosis in the general population."
 
2012-03-05 01:19:46 PM
Ridiculous. We have fluoride in our city's tap water and I
 
2012-03-05 01:20:27 PM
Wow, even Alabama hill billies have more sense than NASA engineers.
 
2012-03-05 01:21:33 PM
Gen Ripper have a comment on this?
 
2012-03-05 01:21:54 PM
GO 'BAMA!
 
2012-03-05 01:22:32 PM
I can accept and applaud it being done to reduce fluorosis, that's actually a good legitimate reason and something that occurs anytime a place fluoridates its water. (Setting the concentration is a trade-off between dental health and potential bone problems.)

But then they jumped off the stupid cliff.

:thumbzup: guys.
 
2012-03-05 01:22:35 PM
After RTFA, I'm relieved to see they are only lowering it by a minute amount. I doubt the crazy people in the article will be pleased, but at least they didn't win.
 
2012-03-05 01:23:17 PM
Floride causes mental retardation.
 
2012-03-05 01:23:35 PM

NuttierThanEver: Dear Conservatives

Please explain to me why you these days you seem so willing to disregard established science and the opinion of experts and yet are willing to believe outlandish claims made by random idiots* who claim to know more than "the establishment". Used to be you all would laugh at the stupid liberal hippies and their granola and organic foods and know you seem even worse.

KTHXBYE

/* idiots who actually are funded/motivated by decimating any program intended for the public good if it means less taxes moreso than any true health reasons.


I'm still 100% in favor of making fun of the stupid liberal hippies who reject science when it comes to medicine, herbal remedies, homeopathy, energy healing, nuclear power, genetically modified foods, organic food, vaccination, and -- yes -- fluoride in drinking water.

But, yeah, there are some stupid conservatives out there, too.
 
2012-03-05 01:23:35 PM
Wow, one child has these health problems and now it's a state-wide epidemic? It's the perfect combination of stupid and uninformed.
/SW Virginia dentist
//job security
 
2012-03-05 01:24:41 PM

neglogon: who cares?
What has 100 legs and two teeth?
The front row of a Tuscaloosa Willie Nelson concert.



That joke was told to me by my friend who was Hank Williams, Jr.'s lighting designer except the punchline was, "the front row of a Hank Williams, Jr. show."

/ He was right, too.
 
2012-03-05 01:25:51 PM
datacore.sciflicks.com
 
2012-03-05 01:26:42 PM
Ok, so they are lowering the fluoride level to meet the new recommendations. Yet the stupid news has to make it into some sort of victory for one of the anti-flouride whackos. Does every farking thing have to be a controversy in this country anymore? When did we forget that we're supposed to ignore mouth-breathers?
 
2012-03-05 01:27:31 PM
Isn't water fluoridation just homeopathy?
 
2012-03-05 01:27:43 PM

spentmiles: Floride causes mental retardation.


why do things need to be tardated again? i dont get it. was it tardated and then became untardated?
 
2012-03-05 01:28:26 PM
Any of you numb nuts actually read the article? They're lowering it a minor amount that's back by scientific studies.
 
jvl
2012-03-05 01:30:43 PM

NuttierThanEver: Please explain to me why you these days you seem so willing to disregard established science and the opinion of experts and yet are willing to believe outlandish claims made by random idiots* who claim to know more than "the establishment". Used to be you all would laugh at the stupid liberal hippies and their granola and organic foods and know you seem even worse.


The anti-vaxxers are not conservative. Moronism is a human trait, not just a conservative one.
 
2012-03-05 01:30:57 PM

32oz High Life: Hm, I actually took the time to read the article and found this:

"While the board currently has no plans to eliminate the chemical that has long been supported by health officials as preventing tooth decay, it is scheduled to vote tonight on lowering the rate of fluoride from .8 milligrams per liter of water to .7 milligrams based on a recommendation from the Department of Health and Human Services in January 2011.

The American Dental Association (ADA) hailed the recommendation in a report, saying, "This adjustment will provide an effective level of fluoride to reduce the incidence of tooth decay while minimizing the rate of fluorosis in the general population."


Ha! Conservative win. (when, I was sweating that one)

So, speaking of stuff added to water -- can we make fun of liberal hippy-dippy types who believe in homeopathy now?
 
2012-03-05 01:32:54 PM
Once again, Alabama has to take the lead because no one else is dumb enough.
 
2012-03-05 01:35:04 PM
Just use a toothbrush and toothpaste with fluoride. Dammit.

/is that libertarian?
 
2012-03-05 01:36:25 PM
wow. Actual science actually supports that people are getting too much flouride.

http://repository.ias.ac.in/61439/1/4_PUB.pdf

What sources other than water are high in flouride?
 
2012-03-05 01:36:45 PM

jvl: NuttierThanEver: Please explain to me why you these days you seem so willing to disregard established science and the opinion of experts and yet are willing to believe outlandish claims made by random idiots* who claim to know more than "the establishment". Used to be you all would laugh at the stupid liberal hippies and their granola and organic foods and know you seem even worse.

The anti-vaxxers are not conservative. Moronism is a human trait, not just a conservative one.


No but the anti-wind farms, the anti-climate change, anti-eating health initiative, pro-fluorescent lightbulb, anti-air pollution standards people are. Also almost all of anti-fluoride folks I have ever met are conspiracy theory libetarian loons (aka RON PAUL supporters)
 
2012-03-05 01:37:56 PM

NuttierThanEver: Dear Conservatives

Please explain to me why you these days you seem so willing to disregard established science and the opinion of experts and yet are willing to believe outlandish claims made by random idiots* who claim to know more than "the establishment". Used to be you all would laugh at the stupid liberal hippies and their granola and organic foods and know you seem even worse.

KTHXBYE

/* idiots who actually are funded/motivated by decimating any program intended for the public good if it means less taxes moreso than any true health reasons.


FTFA:
The American Dental Association (ADA) hailed the recommendation in a report, saying, "This adjustment will provide an effective level of fluoride to reduce the incidence of tooth decay while minimizing the rate of fluorosis in the general population."

/It's not rocket science, people.
 
2012-03-05 01:38:09 PM

Pocket Ninja: Link (new window)


I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
 
2012-03-05 01:38:15 PM

wambu: Once again, Alabama has to take the lead because no one else is dumb enough.


And Mississippi tries so hard, but they just can't seem to out-dumb Alabama. We should give them "My State is an Honor Student at Short Bus Special School" bumper sticker anyway.
 
2012-03-05 01:38:55 PM

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Is this what it is like to live in a civilization in decline? It has to be. I'm sitting here watching established science melt before the onslaught of ignorance and stupidity of the American public. I know that America has always had a rich and diverse population of undereducated, fear-driven, slack-jawed yokels who pride themselves on believing in the unseen and unprovable, but until now we've kept them at bay and succeeded in spite of them. It appears that we peaked when we put a man on the moon. Now we can't even remember how to do that, fluoride is being removed from our drinking water, and before we know it we'll be drilling holes in skulls to let evil spirits out and avoiding electricity because it is magic.


seconded.
 
2012-03-05 01:39:04 PM

farkingatwork: wow. Actual science actually supports that people are getting too much flouride.

http://repository.ias.ac.in/61439/1/4_PUB.pdf

What sources other than water are high in flouride?


Looks legit to me. Looks like we're getting too much FLOURide. Stop eating so much bread!
 
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