Letter to the Editor

Debate will continue

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dear Editor,

Thursday, Governor Heineman vetoed LB245 and LB245A. His reasoning was that it lacked enough funding and was virtually an unfunded mandate from the state and hence, would place a burden on citizens and communities with increased property taxes levied to pay for the fluoridation. That is true of course, and enough to veto this legislation; but the health hazards coupled with the lack of promised benefits resulting from fluoridation of public water systems should be paramount!

Sen. Preister was the only one arguing against the overide of the Governor's veto. Sen. Christensen and just a handful of other senators had spoken against the bill earlier in the session. The Unicameral voted to overide the Governor's veto. The fluoride debate will continue ...

Thanks for your time.

Kent Chambers


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  • I can't imagine anyone trying to get rid of florine based on the good it does. Maybe the dentiets want to do that to make more money.

    Ken Osborn

    MHS class 1961

    -- Posted by kenosb on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 2:59 PM
  • Actually, dentists are making MORE money because of fluoridation. American children are fluoride overdosed with up to 48% of US school children sporting dental fluorosis - white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth.

    Cosmetic dentists are charge up to tens of thousands of dollars to cover up these ugly and discolored teeth either with veneers, bonding, caps or mircroabrasion.

    On the other hand, fluoridation has not cut into dentists salaries. According to the Wall Street Journal, dentists make three times as much as physicians but work fewer days, fewer hours doing much less critical work.

    No American is or ever was fluoride deficient. However, too many are dentist deficient. Three children and one senior citizen recently died from untreated tooth decay. They all lived in fluoridated areas. What good did that do them?

    Fluoridation gives the illusion that organized dentistry is doing something about the dental health crisis first described by the US Surgeon General in 2000. But nothing of value has occurred since them.

    It's time to stop fluoridation nation-wide.


    -- Posted by nyscof on Sat, Apr 19, 2008, at 7:49 AM
  • Kenosb--Put more trust in people who tell the truth. NYSCOF can back up everything they say with a study and show it. Dentists make claims and back it up with no science. The ADA has the best interest of dental incomes in mind and fight to prevent solutions to get care to poor kids. They have become the problem much more then a solution. Follow the money not the PR guy with slick talking points. Other orgainzations support fluoridation not because of research but because the ADA and health department , CDC all do. They all gave support and declaired the case closed before the first study was but half done. Fluoridation was for industry and the Atomic energy commission to avoid litigation on the atomic bomb. Fluoride was to key to world domination and we had to beat the Germans and then the russians. The AEC altered studies and ev en designed and ran the studies to prove benefit and avoided the truth. See the videos for the fluoride deception, epa scientists and former heads of fluoridation programs. One click away at fluoridealert.org JimSchultz 386 2355069 If any questions

    -- Posted by Jim Schultz on Sat, Apr 19, 2008, at 9:38 AM
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