Fluoride has been used in community water to reduce the incidence of cavities for nearly 70 years.
Since that time, federal drinking water standards have been reduced to 0.7 parts per million parts of water (0.7 ppm) as more products like toothpaste and mouthwashes have added fluoride. Even with fluoride,the American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that “51 million school hours and 164 million work hours are lost each year due to dental-related illness.”
On Feb. 2, a technical error occurred at the OWASA water treatment plant that released more than the 0.7 ppm of fluoride into the final stages of the treatment process. The overfluoridated water was not released into the distribution system, but those who oppose the addition of fluoride are using the error to once again petition the OWASA Board of Directors to discontinue fluoridation altogether.
As a member of the OWASA Board of Directors, I’ve invested many hours trying to understand the arguments against fluoride. Here’s what I have learned.
Anti-fluoridation Claim: Fluoride is a neurotoxin.
The bulk of the science says........................
What is interesting is the many comments with this, the first of which is our friend or is it fiend Steven D Slott DDS