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(The Lancet)   Those crazy people who are afraid of fluoride might have been right all along   ( thelancet.com) divider line
    More: Scary, fluorides, developmental toxicity, systematic review, cognitive impairment, chemical industries  
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2014-03-07 02:46:38 PM  
5 votes:

Tigger: This thread is farking GOLD for figuring out whose who's a moron.



Fixed that for you.
2014-03-07 02:02:23 PM  
4 votes:
Which color is the fluoride?
bc_gvpc.edgesuite.net
2014-03-07 01:50:28 PM  
4 votes:

hardinparamedic: Fano: Well they use it in rat poison.

/and that's the end of the whole mess

They also use Coumadin in Rat Poison. Why would they poison people with Atrial Fibrillation with it?!


I once trolled a patient worried about 'chemicals' by telling them what warfarin is and how you can buy it at the feed n seed
2014-03-07 01:43:39 PM  
4 votes:
www.storiesofgods.com
2014-03-07 02:45:22 PM  
3 votes:
This thread is farking GOLD for figuring out whose a moron.
2014-03-07 01:49:35 PM  
3 votes:
Given our constant rate of exposure to Fluoride, it can be assumed that we're all slightly retarded, which negates this guys "study" because he's a retard too.
2014-03-07 02:41:58 PM  
2 votes:
I used to swallow my toothpaste when I was a kid, and I have an IQ in the 160's.

I'm not sure why a kid with an IQ in the 160's would swallow toothpaste, but even we geniuses screw up sometimes, and I'm way too crazy and unfocused to do a study.
2014-03-07 02:10:39 PM  
2 votes:

GORDON: Brain damage?  Well it would certainly explain all the city people on municipal water supplies voting democrat.

Bazinga.


That's true. They should vote for privatized water supplies that REALLY care about their safety, like in west virginia.
2014-03-07 02:08:52 PM  
2 votes:
Brain damage?  Well it would certainly explain all the city people on municipal water supplies voting democrat.

Bazinga.
2014-03-07 01:53:49 PM  
2 votes:

meat0918: At what concentrations and exposures?


400 gallons daily for 3 centuries.
2014-03-07 01:48:55 PM  
2 votes:
So we are skipping having the media over-react to a single study and are doing it ourselves? Good, cut out the middleman.
2014-03-07 01:44:42 PM  
2 votes:
If only fluoride was our only worry. Obama haz drōnz!
2014-03-07 01:42:37 PM  
2 votes:
BUT less cavities

I'd go to a psychiatrist any day of the week over a dentist
2014-03-07 04:38:49 PM  
1 vote:
Those crazy people who are afraid of fluoride might have been right all along

Well, they were still crazy to be running around saying it was the Commies putting fluoride in our water.  It was the capitalists.
2014-03-07 04:36:22 PM  
1 vote:

Nesher: FTFA:
To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity. To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate translation of science into prevention, we propose the urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse.

Seriously? A pandemic?  And IFUTAC, the authors are saying that all chemicals (and remember, almost everything is made up of chemicals - people, rocks, cheese, Soylent Green, water, air, food, boogers) need to be tested for neurotoxicity. I think this is akin to setting up an enterprise to count all the grains of sand on all the beaches in the world, or check every human being for every possible ailment - an infinite amount of research, taking an infinite amount of time, providing someone infinite employment.


We've been looking for an answer on how to gainfully employ the bulk of humanity now that mechanical devices have usurped the bulk of tasks humans once did, and I think you've found it.
2014-03-07 04:04:07 PM  
1 vote:
I may be laying my money on manganese, if I lay money on anything.

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2014-03-07 03:29:30 PM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: FTFA: "Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants-manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers."


I doubt brushing your teeth with it causes harm, but drinking it in your water all the time is stupid.


And I am convinced that it lowers IQ. It must. There has to be something literally in the water.

/judge away


Im dumb as post and I never drink water or brush my teeth.
2014-03-07 03:22:40 PM  
1 vote:

HoratioGates: I used to swallow my toothpaste when I was a kid, and I have an IQ in the 160's.

I'm not sure why a kid with an IQ in the 160's would swallow toothpaste, but even we geniuses screw up sometimes, and I'm way too crazy and unfocused to do a study.


Imagine how smart you'd be if you weren't mentally retarded!
2014-03-07 03:09:27 PM  
1 vote:
Shut up and eat your dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane.
2014-03-07 02:59:17 PM  
1 vote:
Be afraid, be very afraid - it's just a flush away, it's just a flush away... `cocktails, anyone?'

http://www.epa.gov/ppcp/basic2.html

Oh, animal model research of the effects of the actual levels of any particular agent (or combination of agents) that constitutes the exposure over time (impact on development of neural tubes for example)?  Whar's the money?

With so many `special (Chem Corp.political contributors/big employers in Cong. District) interests' lined up on one side, and the other side beating their alarm drums & weaving conspiracies and predicting the third eye of doom owing to picograms per liter of this or that (vanishing point of credibility)?

/"don't drink the water and don't breath the air" your pal, Tom Lehrer
2014-03-07 02:33:32 PM  
1 vote:

meat0918: Interesting.

At what concentrations and exposures?

If it is shown that current levels of exposure cause problems, we can address that.


What are you going to say?  "Hello, how are you?"

i48.tinypic.com
2014-03-07 02:23:17 PM  
1 vote:

noitsnot: It's a non-issue, since the American public drinks all of its water from polyethylene bottles.  So that they can get a belly full of yummy plasticizers and solvents.  Then those bottles can get "recycled" (snort).


I know people in Michigan that drink bottled water to escape fluoride.

That water is bottled in a city that fluoridates it's water.

Not to mention that cities situated on a river that fluoridate their water end up passing on the fluoride to anyone downstream.
2014-03-07 02:23:10 PM  
1 vote:
Seven IQ points is the difference between "getting something" and not "getting something."

That's why it's literally a waste of time to talk to most people...because most people are drinking more water than ever before because it's cheaper and always available.

*bad idea moment*

Make municipal water cost a fortune! Freedom and safety! derp
2014-03-07 02:21:29 PM  
1 vote:
The original issue wasn't the floride itself. It was establishing the precedent that the government had a right to mass medicate the masses. For other purposes, perhaps. Suppressing fertility. Making the population more passive so they're easily managed, and so forth.

/has a well
//in the country
///no traces of discarded phrarms in *my* water
2014-03-07 02:06:05 PM  
1 vote:
They also mention manganese. Our bodies require small amounts of dietary manganese each day.

My children were given daily fluoride as children - drops then tablets - and are healthy intelligent and cavity free. Stop jumping to unfounded conclusions based on one word Subby and go back to your Daily Mail.
2014-03-07 01:58:13 PM  
1 vote:
hardinparamedic:
/Portland removing fluoridation had nothing to do with Science, and everything to do with backyard NIMBYism.

They were stupid enough to actually do it? Goddamnitsomuch. I guess they're aiming for a dental health level of "British".
2014-03-07 01:57:46 PM  
1 vote:
But, what a great smile!
2014-03-07 01:57:23 PM  
1 vote:

skantea: At this point in history, if you don't realize that big business does not care about you as an individual then you deserve to be one of the 40% projected to get cancer.  It's not a conspiracy, it's just money focused (greedy?) people passing the blame from the top down.  In the end LEGALLY it will always be your fault you're sick.


i2.kym-cdn.com
2014-03-07 01:53:14 PM  
1 vote:

SpacePirate: Yay, neurotoxicants in the water supply! Of course, keep calling those people that ask valid questions "crazy".  Hell, even call them anti-science. That one works pretty well these days. Like the entire city of Portland, Oregon. 

/farkers
//brushing your teeth works well too
///just saiyan


Portland hasn't exactly been spared neurological problems despite not having fluoride in the water.
2014-03-07 01:51:07 PM  
1 vote:
Woooooo...a review article, with one mention of fluoride, in a table, and no reference....
2014-03-07 01:49:36 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants-manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers."


I doubt brushing your teeth with it causes harm, but drinking it in your water all the time is stupid.


And I am convinced that it lowers IQ. It must. There has to be something literally in the water.

/judge away
2014-03-07 01:45:37 PM  
1 vote:
Or not. The letter in TFA doesn't say what submitter thinks it says. Also, you made Paracelsus facepalm/.
2014-03-07 01:43:05 PM  
1 vote:
What the hell subby? This isn't a daily mail link how will I know if it is true or not now?
 
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