• Fluoridation

    I’ve written about fluoridation in my books. Putting fluoride in the drinking water has been called one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.  Cavities are still the most common chronic disease in kids 6 to 19 years of age. Still, battles rage to reverse this policy.

    Sarah Kliff has a nice summary of the history of this fight. Go read.

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    • Headline from last week: “Calgary dentists report more cavities in kids after fluoride removed from water”
      “Calgary pediatric dentists are noticing big changes in their young patients’ dental health since the city’s fluoridation program ended in 2011, and it’s not good.”

    • What amazes me more that people not wanting fluoride in there water is this anti-vaccination movement. The vaccination might be the greatest invention ever. Perplexing!

    • What everyone deserves is FREEDOM OF CHOICE and not being forced by the government to consume a drug. It is illegal for a doctor or a dentist to force one to take any drug. It should be illegal for the government as well.
      Any prescribed fluoride would be a clean, pharmaceutical grade drug and certainly not the toxic waste fluoride, Hexafluorosilicic acid , used in drinking water.

      So fluoride is still legal and available. Put as much as you wish in your own glass of water, and leave the rest of us out of it.