The effect of the fluorosis which is dark (black) and mottled teeth caused by the use of fluoride made my niece much less confident, very self-conscious about the appearance of her teeth and she went to lengths not to smile so her teeth would show. The fluoride did not directly change her personality...but the effect did.
Fluoride is also in Prozac and surely we all know that is not recommended for children any more because of the link to suicidal tendancies....
My water is good but I do go out of my way not to drink chlorinated, fluoridated water. I do not know to what extent it is in other things, like restaurant food but limiting my exposure is as good as it gets.
Petitions dont work against big-money lobbying efforts. In a perfect world fluoride and chemicals like Aspartame
would never even make it to the market...and yet...they are a fact of life. They just passed a bill banning all sodas from High School unless they are diet sodas...most of which contain aspartame...
Its a crazy world AND your dad was RIGHT! He was right then and he would still be right if he were telling you the same thing today. We try to make the world better but its not always simple. Our challenge is to take responsibility for our own health, educate ourselves and our friends and families and by the grace, with time, we can make a difference.
be happy, be well,