Letter: Fluoridation Would Be a Step Back

To the Editor:

I am distressed to hear that there is a move to add fluoride to the Hartford drinking water. In my opinion, fluoridation would be a step backward. There is plenty of evidence that fluoridation causes more harm than good, possibly causing tooth mottling, decay and brittle bones.

Why submit everyone in town to a possible long-term poison when one can choose dental fluoride in toothpastes and in dental treatments?

We live in an area where most towns are blessed with good drinkable tap water. This blessing is becoming increasingly scarce worldwide. A human body is 60 percent to 70 percent water. We need clean water to stay healthy. Why add to all the pollutants we are already putting in our bodies and flushing down the drain?

One should have a right to clean, fresh, uncontaminated drinking water.

Protect your right to choose. Say no to fluoride, please. And use unscented, biodegradable laundry, cleaning and personal products.

Let’s protect ourselves and our precious water. Thank you.

Nicky Corrao

Thetford Center