Letters to the Editor: Feb. 12

Fluoride in the water; Library magazine, VHS sale.

Fluoride in Water

Although somewhat disappointing, it was positive to see how close the fluoride referendum was. I personally believe the vote was lost due to lack of awareness of the toxic effects of fluoride.

Many believe that if they drink filtered water or bottled water, they are not affected by the toxic fluoride in our water system. Unfortunately, this is a false premise.

Many do not know that we also absorb fluoride through our skin. When we shower, we absorb fluoride equivalent to that found in a glass of fluoridated water (althealthworks.com/2252/why-absorbing-fluoride-in-the-shower-i).

Do you enjoy long baths? Bathe children or pets? Brush your teeth, wash or shave in bathroom sink? Cook or wash fruits and vegetables or drink from kitchen tap? Wash dishes or clothes, exposing yourself to remaining film of fluoride? Water your garden, lawn, or houseplants? Use a pool or hot tub? Take your children to city water parks or pool? Go out to enjoy our fine eating and drinking establishments and coffee shops? Have children who use public showers and restrooms in schools or sports centres?

This is just a partial list of how we are accumulating toxic fluoride into our bodies on a daily basis.

It was stated on the Cranbrook website, as well as by dentists at our information meeting prior to the referendum, that Health Canada approves Hydrofluosilicic  acid for our water system and that it is non toxic. That is misleading as Health Canada has no studies done on its toxicity.

Are we being lied to? Or is it wanted  ignorance?

Fluoride is toxic to our immune system and endocrine system.

I believe it is time to stop the forced medication (poisoning) of our water system.

Please join us at our next meeting or a Fluoride Free Cranbrook, February 19  at 7 p.m. at the Cranbrook Public Library

“Let’s get the F- out of our water.”

Frank Fodor/Cranbrook

Magazine, VHS Sale

Magazine and VHS lovers, the sale you’ve been waiting for is here.  The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library will hosting their annual Magazine and AV sale Friday, Feb. 13 from 4 pm to 8 pm (open to members of the Friends only) and Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9 am to 1 pm (open to the general public).  We currently have a small selection of magazines and VHS tapes available for sale but donations are always welcome. Drop off your new or gently used magazines dated current and five years (2010 – 2014) and VHS tapes to the library during the hours of operation and the Friends will add them to the existing stock. We are especially on the lookout for woodworking and craft magazines as well as unusual and unique publications.

There is a wide variety of magazines to suit every taste. Like the great outdoors? Then check out the selection of hiking, biking, swimming, gardening and landscaping issues. Enjoy indoor activities? Then stop by our crafts, cooking and interior decorating tables.  Just want to have some interesting or recreational reading for out at the cabin or by the bedside table? We will see you at our “Expand your Horizons” table. We also have magazines to entertain the youngest members of the family. Whatever your interest, we are sure to have what you want.

For those who still have and enjoy VHS, we have quite a selection of tapes to choose from. This is a great opportunity to find that hard-to-find format and add that special tape to your collection.

This year, the sale will include several boxes of individual piano music.  This will be a great time to pick up a selection of golden oldies sheet music.

We are grateful for all types of magazines and audio visual items donated for our use!  Donate your items to the Friends and we can assure you the reward will be two-fold.  The next reader gets enjoyment and the Cranbrook Public Library benefits from the proceeds we earn through our magazine sales. The library is now open seven days a week and all donations may be dropped off at the circulation desk during the library’s open hours.   Keep reading and remember us when you turn that last page.

Michele Wilson/Cranbrook Public Library