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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Misinformation

Medical Scheme by Moms For Liberty Costs Them

Right-wing leaders and organizations, including Moms For Liberty, have taken up new targets against fluoride in drinking water to stir culture war, which will only prove to be detrimental to everyone’s health. John Iadarola and Sharon Reed break it down.


Zany: Quick personal note. My ex-husband went down the rabbit hole in 2020 and hasn’t come back. He gave our teenage son Hydroxychloriquine during COVID-19 and threatened to sue me if I took him for the vaccine.

I learned about the anti-fluoride movement before it hit the media when my son came back from his dad’s house with a tube of toothpaste with no fluoride in it and proceeded to “educate”me on the dangers of it being in the water.

I can’t.


“The culture wars have a new target: your teeth.

Communities across the U.S. are ending public water fluoridation programs, often spurred by groups that insist that people should decide whether they want the mineral — long proven to fight cavities — added to their water supplies.

The push to flush it from water systems seems to be increasingly fueled by pandemic-related mistrust of government oversteps and misleading claims, experts say, that fluoride is harmful.

“The anti-fluoridation movement gained steam with Covid,” said Dr. Meg Lochary, a pediatric dentist in Union County, North Carolina. “We’ve seen an increase of people who either don’t want fluoride or are skeptical about it.””

Read more here: Medical freedom vs. public health: Should fluoride be in our drinking water?

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