Mel Sanders’ letter to the editor in the 11/28 Register seems to have a faulty premise. He writes, “Being a science-based utility, charged with making health decisions… ” ??? Oh? I don’t remember asking the Water Department to make health decisions for me? I remember asking them to provide me with clean water.
Sanders wants cities to continue adding fluoride to their entire water supply. Really? Brushing your teeth with toothpaste and using a fluoride rinse would to a much better job. Fluoridating all the water used in a town or city is a bit wasteful and pointless.
Why would you fluoridate the water used to wash your car? Your dishwasher? Why would you spread fluoride over your garden? Where is the necessity to put fluoride in the toilet you flush?? How much water do you use to shower each day? If in a week you use 200 gallons of water, and only 4 of those you drank, why would you spend the money to fluoridate the other 196? Where is the logic in that?
Like I say, what is the percentage of water used for human consumption? 1 % ? 2 % ? Let’s TRY using science, brush your teeth with a good toothpaste and use a fluoride rinse. Yeah you can kill a fly with a cannon, but it isn’t very cost efficient.