Fluoride...

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    Fluoride...

    I know, this discussion has been brought up before.
    But so has every other discussion. I also know
    that a lot of you like the idea of a government
    adding fluoride to a public water supply.

    I'm just wondering... Why? This question is
    strictly for the supporters. I'm not trying to
    make this into a 'yes vs. no' argument. I just
    want to know why people support it. Do you actually
    care about stranger's teeth that much? (Unless
    there are some other uses for fluoride. I don't
    know a lot about the stuff. I don't care. Adding
    anything to the public water supply just creeps
    me out)...
    Staying away from General.

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    It doesn't affect everyone - just those in the city... Having a well, whatever's added to the city water supply doesn't worry me...

    About caring about strangers' teeth - you want everyone to look like Brits over here?

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    I would say adding fluoride to the water is a bad idea, after all what happens if you drink to much? Over here there have been news items about some people's teeth going slightly transparent and you guessed it they all live in a fluoride area and drink a lot of tap water. I say add the fluoride to the toothpaste, then you know how much your getting.
    On the general subject of having the goverment add stuff to the water, I agree it's creepy. But what else have they been adding? All sorts of suppressants(is that how it's spelt) to control your behaviour I would imagine.
    I bet George Orwell is looking down saying "I told you so".
    you want everyone to look like Brits over here?
    Grrr what ya trying to say cheez
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    I'd say it's a bad idea too. If I want good teeth, I'll brush - simple as that.

    >you want everyone to look like Brits over here?<

    Heheh...

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    Hey i'm not liking this laughting at Brits teeth whats that all about?
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    Heh, don't worry VB. It's just another classic, ignorant stereotype us Americans have of you Brits.

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    I like it Ken Fitlike

    Heh, don't worry VB. It's just another classic, ignorant stereotype us Americans have of you Brits.
    The worst thing is most of them are English sterotypes but...
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    Originally posted by Hillbillie
    Heh, don't worry VB. It's just another classic, ignorant stereotype us Americans have of you Brits.

    Stereotypes are a great thing aint they! But we luv our great fat american cousins really

    Anyway does anyone here actually know enough about fluoride ions to give an educated opinion?

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    But we luv our great fat american cousins really
    It's not our fault we're fat. It's the fault of McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. That's why the fine fat people of New York are suing fast food restaurants. And it's why the fine skinny people of Congress are pushing a bill that says fat is bad.

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    There is less tooth-decay in areas with floridated water.

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    20 yrs ago there was.....if they did a new study, i am sure (know) that it is of not much relevance now. Habits have changed.
    Such is life.

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    Originally posted by Clyde
    There is less tooth-decay in areas with floridated water.
    i'm glad someone finally brought that up.
    (did you mean to spell it floridated, aka florida? or was that just a typo? it's flourinated, i think)

    And it's why the fine skinny people of Congress are pushing a bill that says fat is bad.
    have you actually seen congress? why do you think they have marble steps out in front of capital hill?

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    "did you mean to spell it floridated, aka florida? or was that just a typo? it's flourinated, i think"

    Heh it was a typo And its fluoridated

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    close enough
    Couldn't think of anything interesting, cool or funny - sorry.

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    Fitlike, don't ever change! You've got me in stitches over here...

    Anyway, I wish I did have cloned teeth. I think I'm gonna have to visit the dentist next week.

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