Fluoridating water ban

Fluoride opponents would like you to believe that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can regulate what is put into municipal drinking water.

They provide a snippet of congressional testimony which says that when fluoride is used to treat or prevent disease, it is considered to be a drug and thus is regulated by the FDA.

Despite dental pressure, 99% of western continental Europe has rejected, banned, or stopped fluoridation due to environmental, health, legal, or ethical concerns Only about 5% of the world population is fluoridated and more than 50% of these people live in North America.

At lows levels, it is thought to help prevent cavities.

In Europe, only Ireland (73%), Poland (1%), Serbia (3%), Spain (11%), and the U. This equates to approximately 185 million people, which is over half the number of people drinking artificially fluoridated water worldwide.

Most developed countries, including Japan and 97% of the western European population, do not consume fluoridated water. S., about 70% of public water supplies are fluoridated.

As with many other assertions made by the anti-fluoride camp, the snippet is a half-truth taken completely out of context.

It refers to the FDA's mandate to regulate fluoride-containing toothpastes, supplements, mouthrinses and other products (such as the paste used to polish your teeth at the dentist's office).

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