Fluoride Free Public Water
The Right to Safe Water
Water fluoridation is the practice of adding industrial grade fluoride chemicals to water for the purpose of preventing tooth decay. Unlike all other water treatment processes, fluoridation does not treat the water itself, but the person consuming it.
The Food & Drug Administration accepts that fluoride is a drug, not a nutrient, when used to prevent disease. By definition, therefore, fluoridating water is a form of medication. This is why most western European nations have rejected the practice — because, in their view, the public water supply is not an appropriate place to be adding drugs, particularly when fluoride is readily available for individual use in the form of toothpaste. There is no dispute that fluoridation is causing millions of children to develop dental fluorosis, a discoloration of the teeth that is caused by excessive fluoride intake. This fluorosis is an outward sign of fluoride toxicity.
The most obvious reason to end fluoridation is that it is now known that fluoride’s main benefit comes from topical contact with the teeth, not from ingestion. Even the CDC’s Oral Health Division now acknowledges this. There is simply no need, therefore, to swallow fluoride, whether in the water, toothpaste, or any other form. Further, despite early claims that fluoridated water would reduce cavities by 65%, modern large-scale studies show no consistent or meaningful difference in the cavity rates of fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas.
Fluoride Free Groups of Texas
Fluoride Free San Marcos Coalition
Fluoride Free Austin
Fluoride Action North Texas