To the Editor:
I do so appreciate the column written by Dr. Steven Livingston on adding fluoride to water. He relayed my sentiments in so many ways.
Even though fluoride may benefit the teeth of children, it can also lead to attention deficit hyperactivity.
As a senior citizen, I’m interested about the osteoporosis concern as well as liver, brain and thyroid damage that could occur from the toxins in fluoride. Research suggests it can cause thickening of bone around elderly people’s hips, leading to fractures.
Since it is concentrated in bone and excreted by the kidneys, there is evidence of enhanced risk of osteoporosis and kidney disease.
Various fruits and vegetables as well as seafood contain fluoride in its natural state. This would be a more favorable way to get fluoride.
Cheryl E. FosterLebanon
Letters to the Editor should be no more than 200 words in length and will be subject to editing for grammar, spelling and issues related to libel. Letters must be signed and include appropriate address information or telephone numbers to verfiy authentication. Addresses and telephone numbers will not be published. Matters involving personal disputes and ongoing civil procedures are discouraged in letters submitted for publication.
Letters should be sent to:
The Wilson PostP.O. Box 857Lebanon, TN 37088
or be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must also include the writer's name address and phone number.