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LETTER: Glenwood’s fluoride levels are too high

When the latest water report was recently released and made public did anyone else question the 4 ppm/mg/L of sodium fluoride still being injected into our public water supply? Well, I did, and with more research found the following information:

“Some children who drink water with 4 ppm for long periods before their permanent teeth are in place may develop a more severe form of dental fluorosis.” *

“Several human studies have found an increase in birth defects or lower IQ scores in children living in areas with very high levels of fluoride in the drinking water.” *

“Fluoride retention appears to be higher in children than adults.” *

“Because of the dynamic nature of growing bone, it is likely that children will deposit more fluoride in bone than adults consuming an equal amount of fluoride.” *

In further research, apparently HHS in January 2011 made a “proposed recommendation of 0.7 ppm/mg/L to replace the current recommended range of 0.7 to 1.2 ppm/mg/L”. This report was last revised and contained the same information on 6/11/13. **

So when our Glenwood Springs Water Quality Report of 2014 states that the MCLG (maximum contaminant level goal — the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which no known or expected risk to health is added) is still at a level of 4ppm/mg/L, it makes me question why Glenwood Springs is still contaminating the water with the maximum allowable dose of this toxic poison when 3-plus years ago the recommendation by our government headquarters was considerably less.

Why have local health officials ignored the suggested change? Why aren’t our elected officials taking action? Why are we accepting any amount of this rat poison in our drinking water? European countries and many cities in the United States have rejected this forced poisoning. Their children’s teeth have not suffered adverse effects, and their internal organs are in better condition for long-term health.

*www.ats.dr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tpi (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)

**www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3491930

Sharon R. Davis-Bell

Glenwood Springs


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