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May 22, 2013

Re "Fluoride in Portland? Not all will drink to that," May 19

Clifford Walker, a board member of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People's Portland chapter, admits he doesn't trust the "man in a white coat." He doesn't want fluoride added to Portland's drinking water.

But there are a lot of people in white coats — including the scientists at the World Health Organization — who believe that drinking distilled water robs the body of essential minerals. Other sources also make dire warnings.

It would be prudent for Walker to table his recommendation until he has the opportunity to do more research. If after doing so he is still of the same opinion, then his recommendation may be offered as an informed opinion.

Gerald F. McVey

Seal Beach


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