Peter Vallone, Fluoride-Hating Councilman, Wants Your Teeth to Rot

Peter F. Vallone, Jr.

Peter F. Vallone, Jr.

[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]

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  • Observer

    Water was fine before fluoride. If you don’t want tooth-decay cut down on foods thats give you it.

  • Observer

    Water was fine before fluoride. If you don’t want tooth-decay cut down on foods thats give you it.

  • Quart Jester

    More power to him! Fluoridated water DOES NOT prevent tooth decay and nobody’s teeth are going to rot and fall out if Peter Vallone succeeds in his mission.

    Frankly I’m shocked to even see this article appear on disinfo! Anyone who thinks that adding fluoride to the water supply is seriously misinformed. Do some research and you’ll agree.

    Read all about it

  • Quart Jester

    More power to him! Fluoridated water DOES NOT prevent tooth decay and nobody’s teeth are going to rot and fall out if Peter Vallone succeeds in his mission.

    Frankly I’m shocked to even see this article appear on disinfo! Anyone who thinks that adding fluoride to the water supply is seriously misinformed. Do some research and you’ll agree.

    Read all about it

    • Quart Jester

      Oops!
      I meant to say “Anyone who thinks that adding fluoride to the water supply is a good thing is seriously misinformed.

      Fluoride is a POISON.

  • Quart Jester

    Oops!
    I meant to say “Anyone who thinks that adding fluoride to the water supply is a good thing is seriously misinformed.

    Fluoride is a POISON.

  • Andrew

    I have fluorapatite bones now? Lovely.

  • Andrew

    I have fluorapatite bones now? Lovely.

  • http://twitter.com/HFGBSS Howard Ferrer

    I cant believe you guys posted this pro-poison sh!t on here… this is disappointing to say the least.

  • http://twitter.com/HFGBSS B. Wonder

    I cant believe you guys posted this pro-poison sh!t on here… this is disappointing to say the least.

    • http://disinfo.com/ Majestic

      Please read the story properly: the contributor clearly wants you to read the comments posted at the Voice berating the Daily News and providing counterarguments. Please also see the many other stories on this site that relate to the dangers of fluoridation of water. (See the “You might also like” links above.)

      • Marklar_Prime

        Indeed, the Village Voice’s well informed readers not only did a great job taking them to task for such an ill-informed article, they pretty much spanked them black and blue with a fistful of facts.

    • pollack

      It’s sad that a lot of people don’t get the point of this site. Articles like this and many others containing such propaganda are posted here just to show you perfect examples of disinfo, not to convince you that they are true.

  • Anonymous

    Finally someone sees sense!!! and Disinfo goes retard.
    see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3y8uwtxrHo

  • tttulio

    Finally someone sees sense!!! and Disinfo goes retard.
    see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3y8uwtxrHo

  • Anonymous

    naw d00dz read those comments at the VV, almost every single one brings up a new [negative] fact about fluoridating water that i’d never seen before.

  • http://www.jayurbzz.com jayurbzz

    naw d00dz read those comments at the VV, almost every single one brings up a new [negative] fact about fluoridating water that i’d never seen before.

  • Tastycles

    How about we just brush our teeth and floss instead of adding small amounts of poison to our drinking water?

  • Tastycles

    How about we just brush our teeth and floss instead of adding small amounts of poison to our drinking water?

  • Plaguebubonics

    This really is disinfo, add to the list of the untrusted…

  • Plaguebubonics

    This really is disinfo, add to the list of the untrusted…

  • oops

    Tea contains flouride, so does Roibos.

  • oops

    Tea contains flouride, so does Roibos.

  • http://disinfo.com Majestic

    Please read the story properly: the contributor clearly wants you to read the comments posted at the Voice berating the Daily News and providing counterarguments. Please also see the many other stories on this site that relate to the dangers of fluoridation of water. (See the “You might also like” links above.)

  • Malk

    why aren’t you supposed to drink toothpaste / mouth washes? because they will KILL YOU if you do.

  • Malk

    why aren’t you supposed to drink toothpaste / mouth washes? because they will KILL YOU if you do.

  • http://twitter.com/Marklar_Prime Marklar Kronkite

    Indeed, the Village Voice’s well informed readers not only did a great job taking them to task for such an ill-informed article, they pretty much spanked them black and blue with a fistful of facts.

  • Intercept

    Why do people today think that fluoride is safe to ingest? The scientific literature changed over time. Here is Dr. Russell Blaylock giving an excellent historic account of fluoride – and mercury:

    http://sweetremedyfilm.blogspot.com/2011/01/dr-russell-blaylock-fluoride-and.html

  • Intercept

    Why do people today think that fluoride is safe to ingest? The scientific literature changed over time. Here is Dr. Russell Blaylock giving an excellent historic account of fluoride – and mercury:

    http://sweetremedyfilm.blogspot.com/2011/01/dr-russell-blaylock-fluoride-and.html

  • WhiteRose

    So all those drugs being pissed out/dumped into the water… I don’t think they make filters for those… some genius get on that!

  • WhiteRose

    So all those drugs being pissed out/dumped into the water… I don’t think they make filters for those… some genius get on that!

  • Guest

    What does it say about the what we eat and how we take care of ourselves that if we don’t have fluoride in the water our teeth are somehow going to rot and fall out. If this is such a concern, shouldn’t we prevent even the idea of our teeth rotting and falling out by taking better care of ourselves and eating better? Why do we need a Highly toxic waste byproduct of “aluminum” known as sodium fluoride to somehow make us healthy?

  • 5by5

    I love it when the general public is more informed on the science behind this than the douchebag reporter who’s supposed to be informing them.

    The comments had more of the actual scientific data than the article did.

  • 5by5

    I love it when the general public is more informed on the science behind this than the douchebag reporter who’s supposed to be informing them.

    The comments had more of the actual scientific data than the article did.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Using flouride to solve a problem that can be dealt with by a toothbrush…

    …is like using an atom bomb to solve a problem that could be dealt with by a firecracker.

    Three cheers for the readers at VV. It’s good to see a bad article getting the reaming it deserves.

    I’ve said it before and will again…I don’t ascribe to any wacky theories about fluoridation as a policy…but I still consider it an organized waste of time and money based on bad science. Even if it did NO harm…I would still oppose it…because it does ABSOLUTELY NO GOOD either. All that it did accomplish…was handing a pile of loot over to the fast talking salesmen who pitched it as a way to dispose of their leftover chemical waste. It’s long past time to end this idiocy and just end fluoridation…period.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Using flouride to solve a problem that can be dealt with by a toothbrush…

    …is like using an atom bomb to solve a problem that could be dealt with by a firecracker.

    Three cheers for the readers at VV. It’s good to see a bad article getting the reaming it deserves.

    I’ve said it before and will again…I don’t ascribe to any wacky theories about fluoridation as a policy…but I still consider it an organized waste of time and money based on bad science. Even if it did NO harm…I would still oppose it…because it does ABSOLUTELY NO GOOD either. All that it did accomplish…was handing a pile of loot over to the fast talking salesmen who pitched it as a way to dispose of their leftover chemical waste. It’s long past time to end this idiocy and just end fluoridation…period.

  • EAGD

    Fluoride applied by a dentist acts on your teeth – GOOD!

    Fluoride ingested with water acts on your nervous system – BAD!

  • EAGD

    Fluoride applied by a dentist acts on your teeth – GOOD!

    Fluoride ingested with water acts on your nervous system – BAD!

  • Katesisco

    On line site tells you what cities/states flouridate. Amazingly NYC does not!! NYC gets its water from the Adirondacks water shed and is not flouridated! Most of California is not as well. The midwest gets hammered with the dregs of toxic chemical and nuclear production. All of MN is flouridated. MI is undergoing a campaign to close off all private wells and force all onto city water. A really good book on flouride is summed in the Rocky Creek News. I have read it and is valid info substantiating worthless form of flouride now in water.

    • http://disinfo.com/ Majestic

      Where’s the link to the site?

  • Katesisco

    On line site tells you what cities/states flouridate. Amazingly NYC does not!! NYC gets its water from the Adirondacks water shed and is not flouridated! Most of California is not as well. The midwest gets hammered with the dregs of toxic chemical and nuclear production. All of MN is flouridated. MI is undergoing a campaign to close off all private wells and force all onto city water. A really good book on flouride is summed in the Rocky Creek News. I have read it and is valid info substantiating worthless form of flouride now in water.

  • http://disinfo.com Majestic

    Where’s the link to the site?

  • http://disinfo.com Majestic

    Where’s the link to the site?

  • pollack

    It’s sad that a lot of people don’t get the point of this site. Articles like this and many others containing such propaganda are posted here just to show you perfect examples of disinfo, not to convince you that they are true.

  • Qwertyu

    Ingesting flouride is NOT good for your teeth, or your health. Flouride is in toothpaste for a reason.

  • Qwertyu

    Ingesting flouride is NOT good for your teeth, or your health. Flouride is in toothpaste for a reason.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4ATLVGGOBY6XPFPW4HKRYIXB4I NYC Guy 40s

    Look online for a pdf of countries that have rejected fluoridation.   You will there see a graph that clearly indicates there is NO proof that fluoride in drinking water reduces tooth decay.  People!  You are being slowly poisoned because you have a corrupt government.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4ATLVGGOBY6XPFPW4HKRYIXB4I NYC Guy 40s

    Look online for a pdf of countries that have rejected fluoridation.   You will there see a graph that clearly indicates there is NO proof that fluoride in drinking water reduces tooth decay.  People!  You are being slowly poisoned because you have a corrupt government.

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