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Re: [APD] Fluoride

Moishe Wasserman wrote:
> I hate to be blunt with you, but the question wasn't about whether
> fluoride is safe for humans.

Well, you did ask the question,

"Has anyone here ever taken steps to filter fluoride for (more
importantly) their drinking water, and since this is a forum for
aquaria plants, for their aquariums???

Drinking water. No I don't filter my drinking water.
Since I don't filter my drinking water, it gets used in my aquarium.

> The consensus is already clear, that no - it is not.

If that is the consensus, then why is city water still spiked with fluoride?

You didn't specify what fluoride or kind of fluoride, so to be blunt 
with you, try being more specific. I'm not a chemist and never claimed 
to be. I go by what I read in the popular press and science journals. I 
don't make my living researching the stuff.

> Naturally occuring calcium fluride is fine, at safe levels, and some
> countries with too much calcium fluoride in their underground water
> veins take steps to filter it out.

Never heard that, as I never heard of anyone getting sick from a natural 

> Fluoride Hexasilicate, the stuff Alcoa used to throw away before they
> realized they could make money by poisoning people, is undebateably
> toxic, and contains lots of lead and arsenic.

So why is it still being used. Seems like the dentists of the world 
would push to have it removed so they can make more money fixing teeth.

> By the way, the American Pediatric Association as warned against using
> fluoridated tapwater to prepare baby formula with since the
> blood-brain barrier is not fully developed in the infant.

Yea, so, my kids were breast fed.

> Anyways, this is not the venue for debate, I was just wondering what
> the people in the aquaria world though about it, and needless to say,
> the bunch of you are misinformed.

You asked, a few of us responded. Sorry if I'm not as informed as you 
are. As far as I'm concerned, this is a great venue for debate when it 
comes down to questions about water, whether we drink it, or fish swim 
in it, or plants grow in it.

Harry Martin
Casper, WY

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