In Its Naive Belief in Water Fluoridation The US Lags Pitifully Behind the Civilized World
by Hardly Waite
What do Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey have in common?
They are among the world’s developed nations that do not fluoridate their drinking water. In fact, 97% of the advanced nations of western Europe do not fluoridate their drinking water.
Only 5 % of the world’s population drinks artificially fluoridated water.
There is no difference in tooth decay between western nations that fluoridate their water and those that do not.
At present, 97% of the western European population drinks non-fluoridated water. In most advanced countries, fluoridation has been tried and rejected.
In the United States, 64% of the population lives in areas where the public water supply is still fluoridated.
This is yet another area where the US is a backward country. We still allow capital punishment, we still do research on animals, and we still allow a systemic poison to be put in our water because of a slow-dying superstition that it prevents cavities in teeth.
Fluoridation of water has been around almost as long as blood-letting. Isn’t it time we let it go the way of medical treatment with leeches?