Fluoridation Debate, Redux

New York Times, Sunday Review

This editorial in the New York Times, Sunday Review makes a couple of interesting points about fluoride that we agree with. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called fluoridation of water supplies one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century. Yet in the last four years, some 200 municipalities around the country have stopped fluoridating their water. The E.P.A. and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a change in it’s Fluoride recommendations. The HHS’ and the E.P.A. need to clear up public confusion. Fluoridation has been a boon to public health. The agencies should issue final standards and guidance as soon as possible. New York Times, Sunday Review –  Fluoridation … Continue reading →