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  •  Socialism!!!!!!! (14+ / 0-)
    If there is concern about low-income children having poor dental health, the answer is to provide free fluoridated toothpaste to low-income families,
    The cost of implementing the fluoridation scheme is $5 million to set it up and $500,00 per year to operate. That's a lot of toothpaste. It could also provide for free or low cost dental clinics which would IMO produce better results in the long run.

    I'm voting No also.

    Help me to be the best Wavy Gravy I can muster

    by BOHICA on Tue May 14, 2013 at 06:32:13 AM PDT

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    •  exactly (3+ / 0-)
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      brentbent, cordgrass, BOHICA

      there are other ways to get dental care to low-income people than by adulterating the water supply.  crimanetly!

      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Tue May 14, 2013 at 08:55:13 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah! (0+ / 0-)

      You have an excellent point...thank you for sharing it.  I think funding dental clinics is far better than hoping low income families drink enough water to cut down on cavities...especially since there is no evidence that fluoride works after a child is a few years old...sorry Facts, are Facts.

      Don't meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

      by Whitewitch on Tue May 14, 2013 at 01:52:41 PM PDT

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