Dental fluorosis is a visible side effect of fluoride poisoning during tooth formation.
Fluoridation chemicals have been added to Peterborough's water supply since 1973 with the intention of reducing tooth decay. Many dentists and researchers are now speaking out against the practice. Dr. Hardy Limeback, Associate Professor and Head of Preventive Dentistry (retired), University of Toronto stated: "Since April of 1999, I have publicly decried the addition of fluoride, especially hydrofluosilicic acid, to drinking water for the purpose of preventing tooth decay."
Also, in 1999, Dr. David Locker, BDs, PhD, Associate Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, concluded, "Canadian studies do not provide systematic evidence that water fluoridation is effective in reducing decay in contemporary child populations." See http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/caries/who-data for further information.
Fluoride Free Peterborough is educating the public about the ineffectiveness, dangers, and ethical violation of water fluoridation. Our goal is for Peterborough to join the increasing number of un-fluoridated Canadian cities including Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Windsor, Orillia, and Bobcaygeon....