Terry L. Buckenheimer
Florida Dental Association
1111 E. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 33301
Dear Dr. Buckenheimer
It is with great interest that I read your letter to Mayor Green encouraging the continued fluoridation of the Port Orange water supply.
Letters such as yours, [ if limited to fleeting reference of “ credible scientific evidence” and bold assertions that the Florida Dental Association believes that the facts regarding fluoridation to be “ unequivocal, ”] could be construed as little more than enthusiastic endorsement of a antiquated 70 year old policy formulated at a time when television was in its infancy and smoking was the encouraged norm by celebrities, politicians and the medical community alike.
But as one of those advertisements said ‘ you have come a long way baby,’ and we have, in terms of understanding the likely ill effects of daily fluoride ingestion over the long term on a plethora of medical conditions, including arthritic, penal, thyroid and reproductive ailments.
None the less in the event some of the information I have read may be incorrect I would invite the Florida Dental Association to present Port Orange residents with the “ Credible Scientific Evidence “ that has concluded there are no health concerns among the young, the aged and the infirm arising from the daily ingestion of Fluoride over a sustained period of time so that we may make informed decisions for ourselves.
I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING THOSE CREDIBLE SCIENTIFIC STUDIES.
Port Orange resident