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(Some Guy)   "Why am I against fluoridated water? Because I don't know what I'm talking about"   (ericdsnider.com) divider line 321
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2013-05-03 06:07:38 AM
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oblig
 
2013-05-03 06:09:23 AM
We'll inevitably have a rush of FARK posters in this thread who feel the exact same way, submitter!
 
2013-05-03 06:19:10 AM

sammyk: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 257x196]
oblig


Also mentioned explicitly in TFA.
 
2013-05-03 06:31:29 AM
What if the only people able to recognize the damage it does aren't doctors and scientists but conspiracy theorists and people on Facebook?

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2013-05-03 06:33:38 AM
I just don't like the idea of my beer being adulterated with fluoride. Many Portland breweries use the city's (delicious) tap water as the basis for their beers. Adding fluoride introduces a change that is neither wanted nor desired.

Keep fluoride out of the water. If not for the childrens' sakes, at least for the beer's.
 
2013-05-03 06:34:19 AM
What if the only people able to recognize the damage it does aren't doctors and scientists but conspiracy theorists and people on Facebook?
If science explicitly disagrees with tinfoil-hat nutters and dipshiats on Facebook, I think it's a pretty safe bet to side with the scientists.
 
2013-05-03 06:34:38 AM

Jim_Callahan: sammyk: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 257x196]
oblig

Also mentioned explicitly in TFA.


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2013-05-03 06:44:38 AM
The important thing to know is, are anti-fluoride nuts liberals or conservatives?
 
2013-05-03 06:46:01 AM
That was stupid. Knock-off Colbert bit.
 
2013-05-03 06:46:42 AM

KeatingFive: The important thing to know is, are anti-fluoride nuts liberals or conservatives?


Both.
 
2013-05-03 06:47:24 AM

hardinparamedic: KeatingFive: The important thing to know is, are anti-fluoride nuts liberals or conservatives?

Both.


Oh good. I was afraid it might be MY tribe.
 
2013-05-03 06:47:43 AM
Awesome article is awesome.  Science!
 
2013-05-03 06:55:03 AM

KeatingFive: The important thing to know is, are anti-fluoride nuts liberals or conservatives?


From what I've seen on Facebook, both.
 
2013-05-03 06:59:49 AM

Jim_Callahan: Also mentioned explicitly in TFA.


I see you, article reader.

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2013-05-03 07:03:48 AM
That's some good sarcasm. I feel refreshed.
 
2013-05-03 07:08:36 AM
"Fluoride in toothpaste does not actually fight tooth decay. It does however render teeth visible to spy satellites."

[/just had a Justice League Unlimited binge]
 
2013-05-03 07:10:01 AM
Psst. Hey, conservatives. They sneak iodine into the table salt. That makes saltpeter. That's the anti-boner stuff they used in WWII. Turns you gay.
 
2013-05-03 07:18:03 AM

AlienOmega: "Fluoride in toothpaste does not actually fight tooth decay. It does however render teeth visible to spy satellites."

[/just had a Justice League Unlimited binge]


Then you must also be aware of the sinister true purpose of aglets.
 
2013-05-03 07:23:01 AM
Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.
 
2013-05-03 07:23:06 AM
I like the people that fret about fluoride in the water, but also hate environmentalists.
 
2013-05-03 07:24:45 AM

Cretony38: Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.


Sodium is poisonous. Chlorine is poisonous. So I guess we don't want any sodium chloride, do we?

/...and I hear there's a lot of dihydrogen monoxide in the water we drink. It can make people drown.
 
2013-05-03 07:25:43 AM

HotWingConspiracy: I like the people that fret about fluoride in the water, but also hate environmentalists.


Or take colloidal silver as advertised on Alex Jones.
 
2013-05-03 07:27:34 AM

notto: Or take colloidal silver as advertised on Alex Jones.


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/the above is NOT a photoshop.
 
2013-05-03 07:28:38 AM

Cretony38: Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.


My, what a convincing argument.

On one hand, we have a random person on the internet telling people to look in the dictionary and be scared of what they read.

On the other hand, we have actual scientists, national and international scientific and public health organizations, and decades of peer-reviewed research to support the idea that adding minute amounts of fluoride to drinking water improves dental health for entire communities with essentially no side effects.

I think I'm going to with the scientists on this one.
 
2013-05-03 07:30:01 AM

Cretony38: Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.


A certain amount of fluoride, and other fluorine compound, exposure is just a part of being alive. How much you're exposed to depends on where you live, what you eat etc but there are wells with ground water with considerably more fluoride per liter than any municipal water supply is going to have. And in some cases people have drunk this water for centuries with no observed detriment to their health.
 
2013-05-03 07:30:43 AM
I grew up in Newburgh NY, one of the very first cities to introduce fluoride into the water.

I've never had a cavity in my life.

And I'd be happy to pummel this guy's ass with a bat to prove how docile it has made me.
 
2013-05-03 07:32:26 AM

IlGreven: Cretony38: Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.

Sodium is poisonous. Chlorine is poisonous. So I guess we don't want any sodium chloride, do we?

/...and I hear there's a lot of dihydrogen monoxide in the water we drink. It can make people drown.


Oxygen and hydrogen are both extremely flammable. I would't want stuff that dangerous in my home.
 
2013-05-03 07:33:05 AM

hardinparamedic: notto: Or take colloidal silver as advertised on Alex Jones.



/the above is NOT a photoshop.


You're.... you're kidding, right?
 
2013-05-03 07:35:50 AM

hardinparamedic: /the above is NOT a photoshop.


Best of all, even if you stop taking the silver, the skin coloring doesn't go away.
 
2013-05-03 07:37:05 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: You're.... you're kidding, right?


It's a condition known as argyria, in this fine gentleman's case due to his consumption of colloidal silver for several years.
 
2013-05-03 07:40:14 AM

WhyteRaven74: Cretony38: Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.

A certain amount of fluoride, and other fluorine compound, exposure is just a part of being alive. How much you're exposed to depends on where you live, what you eat etc but there are wells with ground water with considerably more fluoride per liter than any municipal water supply is going to have. And in some cases people have drunk this water for centuries with no observed detriment to their health.


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And in others.....


/Puts the fluoride in your water.
 
2013-05-03 07:41:06 AM

WhyteRaven74: hardinparamedic: /the above is NOT a photoshop.

Best of all, even if you stop taking the silver, the skin coloring doesn't go away.


Why would you want it to go away??!!!
 
2013-05-03 07:42:11 AM

odinsposse: IlGreven: Cretony38: Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.

Sodium is poisonous. Chlorine is poisonous. So I guess we don't want any sodium chloride, do we?

/...and I hear there's a lot of dihydrogen monoxide in the water we drink. It can make people drown.

Oxygen and hydrogen are both extremely flammable. I would't want stuff that dangerous in my home.


I'm not going to give my baby anything with chemicals in it.
 
2013-05-03 07:50:23 AM
FTA: . Too many people let the fact that their ideas are unsound prevent them from voicing them. Too many people use their ignorance and lack of critical-thinking skills as an excuse for cowardice.

Does this sound like any particular tab on any particular news agregation site?
 
2013-05-03 07:50:52 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: hardinparamedic: notto: Or take colloidal silver as advertised on Alex Jones.

/the above is NOT a photoshop.

You're.... you're kidding, right?



I had to do a little searching to refresh my memory, but that's Stan Jones, a man from Montana who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian who stated in a debate that the U.S. and Europe is on the verge of forming a one-world Communist government.

He ingested colloidal silver because he believed that Y2K would somehow render modern antibiotics non-functional.
 
2013-05-03 07:51:16 AM
How about chlorine? ferric oxide?, alum?, hydrchloric acid?, sodium hydroxide? I build water treatment plants.  All of these chemicals are routinely put in water sold for human consumption. In order for water to pass standards in Texas, it must have a free chlorine residual of .2 ppm.
I love the flouridiots.  They scream about it when they have no idea what else goes on.
 
2013-05-03 07:52:49 AM

sammyk: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 257x196]
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Done in one.
 
2013-05-03 07:54:47 AM
This type of derp is dangerous.
 
2013-05-03 07:55:21 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I just don't like the idea of my beer being adulterated with fluoride. Many Portland breweries use the city's (delicious) tap water as the basis for their beers. Adding fluoride introduces a change that is neither wanted nor desired.

Keep fluoride out of the water. If not for the childrens' sakes, at least for the beer's.


Water filtration for brewing beer and coffee.. How does it work?
 
2013-05-03 07:55:58 AM

Dear Jerk: That's the anti-boner stuff they used in WWII.


Pretty sure that is a myth though, the military sneaking saltpeter into soldier's breakfasts
 
2013-05-03 07:57:22 AM
I am not coming down on one side or the other on this but I think that the onus is on those who wish to put fluoride into the water to justify doing so, not on those opposed to adding it.
 
2013-05-03 07:58:17 AM

heypete: Cretony38: Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.

My, what a convincing argument.

On one hand, we have a random person on the internet telling people to look in the dictionary and be scared of what they read.

On the other hand, we have actual scientists, national and international scientific and public health organizations, and decades of peer-reviewed research to support the idea that adding minute amounts of fluoride to drinking water improves dental health for entire communities with essentially no side effects.

I think I'm going to with the scientists on this one.


So you looked it up in your dictionary, how'd ya like what you read? So your defense is to attack me for directing you to your own reference and I'm in the wrong? I guess It's only a little poison...
 
2013-05-03 07:59:16 AM
Wow. TFA.  Always nice to see a pro at work.
 
2013-05-03 07:59:36 AM
The amount of flouride in a tube of toothpaste could kill a small child.  If you ingests more than the amount used to brush, call poison control.

Enjoy your flouride water!
 
2013-05-03 07:59:58 AM

Whodat: I am not coming down on one side or the other on this but I think that the onus is on those who wish to put fluoride into the water to justify doing so, not on those opposed to adding it.


You mean the decades of confirmed peer reviewed journals and studies that have said it's good for overall health? That evidence?
 
2013-05-03 08:02:01 AM

KeatingFive: The important thing to know is, are anti-fluoride nuts liberals or conservatives?


The only anti-fluoride person I know is very liberal.

I'm a liberal, but I'm also a scientist, and I have little patience for anti-scientific nonsense no matter what side of the political spectrum it falls on.

Whether homeopathy, anti-fluoride, or fear-mongering about GMOs or nuclear power on the left, or creationism, climate change denialism, and fear-mongering about discredited abortion health risks on the right, or anti-vaccine fear-mongering across the political spectrum.

It's all bullshiat.  Sadly, no political persuasion has a monopoly on anti-scientific ideas.
 
2013-05-03 08:04:04 AM

Cretony38: heypete: Cretony38: Look it up in the dictionary and then say you want more fluoride in your body. And "Remineralization" isn't in the dictionary.

My, what a convincing argument.

On one hand, we have a random person on the internet telling people to look in the dictionary and be scared of what they read.

On the other hand, we have actual scientists, national and international scientific and public health organizations, and decades of peer-reviewed research to support the idea that adding minute amounts of fluoride to drinking water improves dental health for entire communities with essentially no side effects.

I think I'm going to with the scientists on this one.

So you looked it up in your dictionary, how'd ya like what you read? So your defense is to attack me for directing you to your own reference and I'm in the wrong? I guess It's only a little poison...


you know what else is poisonous. Alcohol, Morphine, Oxygen,  and many other things you utilize everyday.
 
2013-05-03 08:04:56 AM
Fluoride? Hell, they aren't even putting lithium into Portland's water!
 
2013-05-03 08:11:28 AM

KeatingFive: The important thing to know is, are anti-fluoride nuts liberals or conservatives?


Trolls come in all forms.
 
2013-05-03 08:13:49 AM

badhatharry: The amount of flouride in a tube of toothpaste could kill a small child.  If you ingests more than the amount used to brush, call poison control.

Enjoy your flouride water!


That's a lie.

Toothpaste only has about 1000 ppm fluoride in it, or about 20-30 times LESS than a lethal dose. At the very most, it might give you a tummy ache - as you would expect from being stupid enough to eat a tube of toothpaste.

Practically everything can be lethal if you ingest too much of (think; water toxicity). I take asprin when I have a headache. I don't take 30 of them because I'm not a moron.

Enjoy eating 30 tubes of toothpaste!
 
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