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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m sure they will have no trouble obtaining a consensus opinion that fluoridation is a government mind control program that causes cancer, retardation and impotence, with 27 8×10 glossy photos with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was, to be used as peer review evidence.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    Cripes. What next — banning vaccination?

  3. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Fluoride lowers IQ and does little if anything for teeth. If you want healthy teeth you need a nutrient-dense diet of foods that “coincidentally” aren’t heavily subsidized by the government. Read Weston A. Price. Don’t let them give you mercury dental fillings either.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    A local city stopped putting fluoride in the water several years ago. then when election time came around, 3 of the 4 who voted to ban fluoride were voted out, replaced by commissioners who were for(?) Nobody knows, they just put the fluoride back.

  5. Alan Legath

    Alan Legath said, almost 2 years ago

    Flouride is a rat poison

  6. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    This strip should bring out the anti-science kooks in droves. Ima is babbling, but that is only normal. I see a new one, Alan Legath, who doesn’t even know how to spell “fluoride,” but seems capable of mindlessly repeating wackaloon talking points. Bring on the anti-vaxxers, the creationists, the holocaust deniers and the conspiracy crazies!

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 2 years ago

    motivemagus: There are powerful forces in Pakistan doing just that over polio vaccine.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    Hello Neighbors,
    I prefer my dental chemicals to be in my toothpaste and/or mouthwash. Fluoride in the water has supporters and detractors, but just as I want to know what chemicals are involved in fracking for gas, I also want to know more about the negatives of fluoride. Lacking sources I can definitely trust, I would vote to ban the product and err on the side of safety.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    @hippogriff

    Interesting. Mostly the anti-vaccine people seem to be from the left-wing wacko side of the spectrum.

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    Such as? I’m not talking about antibiotics or the like, which are helping evolve “superbugs,” I’m talking about vaccines, which properly speaking only spur the body’s own immune system. Not sure how that could be a problem unless you have a very specific reaction or sensitivity to a given vaccine.

  11. marylc

    marylc GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The form of fluoride that is put into municipal drinking water is not the form that is, in small amounts, beneficial to health. It is industrial waste. Companies wanting to get rid of this waste lobbied heavily to gain support for their scheme to put their waste in drinking water, rather than pay for hazardous waste disposal. They were successful for many years in suppressing credible scientific findings on the matter, but communities like Portland are now looking at actual science.

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    As a matter of fact, it was officer Obie. Also, the voices in my head inform me that the mercury in the metal fillings that once filled my head, my being from a rural community without fluoride, perhaps, is not in the least bit harmful. And I’ve known them nearly my whole life.

  13. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I see that your “extensive research” involves “random Google reading without the toolkit to tell good information from bad.”


    “Natural” fluoridation of water is usually more dangerous, actually, because it occurs at higher levels than the 1ppm which is both safe and efficacious.

  14. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Also, fluoride is hardly “industrial waste”; actually, there are so many uses for fluoride in industry that we have to mine a lot of fluorite mineral to keep up with demand. Fluoride is used in the smelting of aluminum and steel, but it is also used:

    - to etch glass in decorative glass-making as part of hydrofluoric acid or related compounds,

    - in the making of specialist lenses for infrared,

    - as an additive to certain ceramics,

    - as a dielectric medium in electricals

    - and as part of the inert electrical insulator gas sulfur hexafluoride, used in transformers,

    - to make the compound polytetrafluoroethylene (that’s teflon),

    - as part of hydrofluorcarbons, which are used as refrigerants and propellants

    - as a petrochemical catalyst, to help break down heavy hydrocarbons in petroleum refineries

    - in a number of anesthetic gases, like halothane, sevoflurane, desflurane, enflurane, and isoflurane,

    - as part of the sodium fluoride which is used as a medical treatment of osteoporosis, as well as for dental care,

    - and in a full 20% of all commercially available pharmaceuticals, such as modern antibiotics like ofloxacin and trovafloxacin and ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and levofloxacin (Levaquin), phosphatase inhibitors, glucocorticoid anti-inflammatories, anti-cancer drugs like Efudex, anti-cholesterol drugs like Lipitor, among many others.


    In other words, fluoride is not used in water supplies because there are some vast piles of toxic waste which evil government lackeys wish to use the unsuspecting public to dispose of. It’s actually one of the most common chemicals in demand in modern life.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @Lynne B

    Lynne — thanks for your thoughtful and informed posts, on this and other topics.

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