"Fluoride is one of the basic ingredients in both PROZAC and Sarin Nerve Gas. Sodium Fluoride is a hazardous waste by-product of the nuclear and aluminum industries. In addition to being the primary ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons, it is also a main ingredient in anesthetic, hypnotic, and psychiatric drugs as well as military nerve gas... Alcoa and the entire aluminum industry - with a vast overabundance of the toxic waste sold the FDA and our government on the highly profitable) idea of buying this poison at a 20,000% markup and then injecting it into our water supply as well as into the nation's toothpastes and dental rinse."
from gothamist.com 12-29-2010:
While waiting for the city to come plow his neighborhood, city Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. is taking up another crusade: the fluoridation of water! Vallone is attempting to stop the decades-old practice of putting fluoride in the drinking water, something the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Vallone told the Daily News
, "This amounts to forced medication by the government. What's next? They decide we're depressed and add Prozac to our drinking water?" That depends, is it good for our teeth?
Vallone plans to introduce legislation on fluoridation at the next Council meeting, and has a slew of data to back up his claims. New studies suggest that too much fluoride can weaken your teeth, and one even says that fluoride can lead to diminished intelligence in children. Professor John Doull, the University of Kansas says that it's an outdated project now that more people have access to fluoride toothpaste to keep their teeth healthy. On top of that, it costs the city $7 million a year to add fluoride to the water, money that could be spent on buying more effective plows