Bryan Sant bryan.sant at
Tue Nov 16 16:47:06 MST 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Joshua Lutes <joshua at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Bryan Sant <bryan.sant at> wrote:
> *Acute fluoride toxicity occurring from the ingestion of optimally
> fluoridated water is impossible.104 The amount of fluoride necessary to
> cause death for a human adult (155 pound man) has been estimated to be 5-10
> grams of sodium fluoride, ingested at one time.140 This is more than
> 10,000-20,000 times as much fluoride as is consumed at one time in a single
> 8-ounce glass of optimally fluoridated water.*
> *
> *
> So, you need to ingest about sixty gallons at one time (we can even suppose
> you have a whole day to do that).  I suspect that if you were able to do
> that you would need to deal with other problems unrelated to too much
> fluoride.

Why are we estimating the amount required to kill a 155lb adult?  How
about a 28lb child?  The FDA agrees that a risk exists and thus the
warning labels on toothpaste.
I'm not concerned that I'm going to die from drinking fluoridated
water (even if I chugged down the amount in the 60 gallons, I think
I'd be fine), that's not the issue (and is a red herring).  I don't
want to be forced to swallow a substance that may cause negative
health affects long-term.  Fluoride is good for your teeth, not the
rest of your body.  I don't want to be forced to consume fluoride any
more than others want to be forced to consume other unhealthy


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