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August 30, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 30, 2013

Fluoridation risks

TO THE EDITOR: On Aug. 14, I learned that Israel will end its policy of fluoridation, joining 97 percent of all the countries in Europe and all of Japan, which begs the question of what they all know that we North Americans don’t?

The headline reads “Israel Court Rules To Stop Water Fluoridation in 2014, Citing Health Concerns.” What on earth are we not being told?

I was under the impression that ingesting fluoride was good for me; yet, upon investigation I’m learning that the opposite is true. I guess the courts in Israel have realized the same thing that Japan and 97 percent of Europe know.

I’m sure they care about their children’s teeth, much like we do, don’t they? Could it be that they found that fluoride causes cancer, reduces IQ, impairs bone strength, impairs cell growth, etc.?

It got me to thinking that if the food we eat and the water we drink are so safe, then why are we Americans so sick? Why is cancer so prevalent? Why does it seem that almost everyone is on some kind of medication?

Something is wrong. Just look around. Something is very wrong.

Israel has finally woke up and is removing a carcinogen from its water supply and opted for health. When will we?

RICHARD JERVIS

Champlain

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Left defenseless

TO THE EDITOR: Twenty-four innocent puppies dumped. There is no excuse for this. It was and is a crime.

The pet-shop owner and her husband gave their “real story.” As an animal advocate, now it’s my time.

Your story, “sorry” was said to each puppy that you abandoned. Wow. Your compassion was overwhelming. I’m sure each frightened puppy was comforted by your word “sorry.”

They were left defenseless against wild predators. Abandoned and alone without food, water or shelter.

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