Flush the anti-fluoride campaign
By Christian Trejbal
Signs have been popping up in the New River Valley. I do not mean the political signs, though there are plenty of those, too, but the blue ones that read, “End water fluoridation.”
If you have not seen one yet, head on over to the Eats Natural Foods in Blacksburg. Customers walking in the front door looking for bulk granola cannot miss the signs, pamphlets and petition, all from Fluoride Free NRV.
Becky Farnham, co-owner of Eats, explained, “It’s something that some people feel is beneficial and some people think is a poison. We carry toothpaste that doesn’t have fluoride, for example.”
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer. He is based in the New River Valley.