Absolutely, and well said.
The Untold Story of Fluoridation: Revisiting the Changing PerspectivesMaitreyee P. Unde, Raju Umaji Patil, and Persis P. Dastoor
“Fluoridation of community drinking water is considered unethical because individuals are not being asked for their informed consent prior to medication. It is standard practice to obtain consent for all medication, and this is one of the key reasons why most of Western Europe has ruled against fluoridation. It is a violation of human rights, a direct violation of the Nuremberg code that states that research or even routine medical procedures must be done with the voluntary cooperation of the subjects who must be fully informed of the risks or benefits of the procedure in which they are involved.”
“The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that water with added fluoride, bottled or otherwise, should not be used to mix concentrated formula or foods intended for babies age 1 year and younger to prevent tooth damage. Fluoridated bottled water comes with special instruction for infant consumption. The ADA stance is in congruence with the antifluoride lobby who report that the level of fluoride put into water (1 ppm) is up to nearly 50 times higher than normally found in mothers' milk (0.019 ± 0.004 ppm). Therefore, there are no benefits, only risks, for infants ingesting this heightened level of fluoride at such an early age.”
.“On the international front, most of the west European countries have rejected water fluoridation including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. The only three western European countries which still practice water fluoridation are Ireland (100%), Spain (10%), and the United Kingdom (11%). In countries like India, the need of the hour is DE-fluoridation of community water supplies and should be considered by the government as an effective means to reduce fluoride toxicity in our country. Thus, even for the usage of preventive topical and systemic fluoride, the benefits and the risks must be thoroughly weighed.”
Yonghoi, I have to ask, in your training for your professional and tightly regulated post, that you like to brag about, were social skills part of the curriculum? Genuine question, as EQ. and training around developing it further in students, has been considered one of the most essential skills in most professions. Just out of curiosity can you hint to what profession you're in?And you are living proof.