Letter: Mailbag - Put fluoride in the pop.
REGARDING the letter from Mr Joseph B McManus (Examiner, October 20) re adding fluoride to our drinking water and the benefit he attributes to this 50 years ago.
I don't think the same argument could be used today.
Let's face reality; the children today do not drink water, so what benefit would adding a very dangerous chemical to our water give them?
The vast majority of the population are against mass medication, so why should they have to suffer this, because a minority of parents are incapable of looking after their children's teeth and let them eat junk food and drink copious quantities of sugarladen drinks.
So the answer must be put the fluoride in the drinks, that the kids drink and give the rest of the population the choice between buying these or not.
I can't help feeling that it is easier to fool the majority of the population rather than the drinks manufacturers into accepting this obvious solution.
Another problem that arises is that water is distributed over wide areas and as such is no longer a local decision.
LIONEL H HOLMES Golcar
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Oct 24, 2008|
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