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Letter: No to fluoride.

Byline: R Mason

I HAVE opposed fluoride in drinking water for years, because the principle of mass medication does not appeal.

People could suffer adverse effects of overdosing on fluoride, which could be detrimental to health.

Certain chronic health conditions could be aggravated -- ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease come to mind. I urge all people living in the Merseyside area to support David Henshaw and express that support by writing to the chief executive about this serious matter.

Professor John Ashton should reconsider his ideas about fluoride in the drinking water. I wrote to my MP two years ago regarding mercury in childhood vaccines.

I am very pleased it is now to be discontinued, though five vaccines in one may not be the solution.

Preventing tooth decay does not require mass medication, just good hygiene.

R Mason, Garston
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 17, 2004
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