WHAT’S IN YOUR WATER BOTTLE?
Since the 1940s adding fluoride to
drinking water has been promoted by local and federal governments, as
dentists, in order to prevent dental cavities. However, controversy
the fluoridation of water suggests that,
successful at staving off some of those cavities, the process may
generate other health-related issues.
Your assignment is to research fluoride. Find out exactly what it is, how it is used and promoted and why. Explore the different viewpoints. Are infants and children particularly vulnerable to possible harmful effects of fluoridation? Is there validity to the arguments of anti-fluoridation critics? Do current standards of fluoridation need to be reassessed in light of current controversy or research? Is fluoridation a valid public health issue in the 21st century?
Sites against fluoridation or arguing for connection to health-related issues: