JULY 22 - FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER

 

Guests:  Sarah Lane  (speaker)  (Hynek); Kathy Ruby  (Hynek); Louis Horvath  (Robin's father)  (Zinchuk)

Members We Missed:  Blair, Cole, Dennis, Dunham, Fraher, Kulik, Roma, Steven, Thrall, Tyler, Whitney

The success of the Mollyockett Day lobster roll booth was noted.  They were sold out early.

Sarah's presentation was on fluoride in drinking water, on which she had done considerable research -- urging others to do the same.  There is considerable controversy in the scientific and medical communities on the benefits and potential risks, as well as the ethical issue of governmental bodies imposing mass medication without a person's choice.  A large number of countries, including a majority of the developed countries, do not fluoridate water -- many having stopped the practice after having done this initially.  Although Sarah has come to believe there are significant health risks with water fluoridation, her main point was that individuals should be given a choice.   Such a choice is possible because fluoride can be used topically with toothpastes and mouth rinses.