Fluoride is a common chemical substance that is used as a controversial additive to drinking water in an effort to reduce tooth decay.
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- Fluoridation is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health over a lifetime, for both children and adults.
- Richard H. Carmona, United States Surgeon General, Surgeon General's Statement on Community Water Fluoridation July 28, 2004.
American Dental Association
Drinking water containing as little as 1.2 ppm fluoride will cause developmental disturbances. We cannot run the risk of producing such serious systemic disturbances. The potentialities for harm outweigh those for good.