Dentists consider water fluoridation campaign

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida dentists may be taking the debate over water fluoridation to Pinellas County voters.

Pinellas County Commissioners voted 4-3 in October to end water fluoridation by Dec. 31.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that leaders in state and local dental groups have begun weekly conference calls to consider options for a county charter referendum next year to require that Pinellas fluoridate water.

The dental group expects to launch a website with the recommended fluoride levels in Pinellas County communities.

Fluoride opponents say they would fight a referendum.

Most health organizations support fluoridation for dental health, but opponents say it’s poison.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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  1. jwillie6 says:

    Fluoridation is a Hoax

    Read the truth produced in the best scientific information on fluoridation here: (www.fluoridealert.org). You will see a petition signed by almost 4000 professionals, including hundreds of dentists, hundreds of doctors, and other medical researchers calling on governments everywhere to stop fluoridation.
    There are many large scientific studies there to show that drinking fluoridated water has no positive effect on cavity reduction and to show that it causes cancer, thyroid damage, broken hips from brittle bones, lowered IQ and other health problems.

    THe World Health Organization studied 16 countries and showed fluoride is of no value for teeth. Europe has rejected it and is 98% fluoride free. Many other large scientific studies in several countries show the same ineffectiveness.
    If fluoride were “proven,” there should be evidence of its success in Kentucky, which has been 100% fluoridated for over 40 years. However, government records show that Kentucky leads the nation in the number of dental cavities in children, and in the number of completely toothless adults. The same ineffectiveness is evident in many states and cities.

    The industrial toxic waste fluoride used (Hexafluorosilicic acid) cures nothing and heals nothing and has never been tested or approved by FDA (in the USA) as safe and effective for human ingestion.

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