[disinfo ed.’s note: Phunkychic666, who posted this story, stresses that it’s the comments to the Voice article that are worth reading, not the story itself.]
The comments on this article by Sergio Hernandez on the Village Voice site are well worth the read:
A city councilman from Queens apparently wants your your teeth to rot and fall out. The Daily News says Councilman Peter Vallone is planning to introduce a bill that would end New York’s 45-year practice of adding fluoride to its tap water, citing safety concerns and comparing the mineral to prescription anti-depressants.
Via the News:
“This amounts to forced medication by the government,” said Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Queens), who plans to introduce fluoride-removal legislation at the next Council meeting, “What’s next? They decide we’re depressed and add Prozac to our drinking water?”
Of course, scientists and government agencies (including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have long held that water fluoridation is a coup for public health since it drastically helps to reduce tooth decay.
Officials from the CDC and the city’s Health Department both told the News they had no concerns about the safety of fluoride in drinking water, which the paper says 72 percent of Americans drink anyway and which the city has been pumping through its pipes since 1965…
[continues at the Village Voice]