Do you think fluoride should be added to public drinking water?

In areas where fluoride does not occur naturally, calibrated amounts of fluoride is added to the public drinking water. Research has shown that adding fluoride to public drinking water may reduce the rate of tooth decay by 50%. While most dental organizations support and advocate the addition of fluoride to public drinking water, there are opponents that feel fluoride should not be added public drinking water.

What are your thoughts? Do you support the addition of fluoride to public drinking water? Share your opinion on fluoride here. Add it as comment.

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2 responses

  1. Over 2,700 professionals urge the US Congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted, citing scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement:http://www.fluorideaction.org/statement.august.2007.html.

    Also, eleven Environmental Protection Agency employee unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs across the country, and have asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people. (1a)

    Approximately, 80 US communities rejected fluoridation in 2008 & 2009

    Tell Congress you support the above professionals and want fluoridation stopped here: http://congress.FluorideAction.Net

  2. Studies have shown that there’s no guarantee that fluoride decreases tooth decay. Countries that do not fluoridate their water supply have the same or fewer number of tooth decay cases as those with fluoridated water, according to World Health Organization statistics.

    In areas where more fluoride is added to water, there’s also an increase in neurotoxicity, bone cancer, Alzheimer’s and other health issues. Children exposed to too much fluoride tend to have lower I.Q. levels. Fluoride negatively affects the brain, thyroid gland, bones and kidneys.

    You make the call.

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