THE CASE AGAINST FLOURIDE
HAZARDOUS WASTE, BAD SCIENCE & POWERFUL POLITICS
When the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, its safety was still unproven. Now, six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, more than 70 percent of Americans (as well as 200 million people worldwide) drink fluoridated water. Disturbingly, the Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association continue to promote it despite increasing evidence that it is not only unnecessary, but also potentially hazardous to human health.In this timely and important book, Connett, Beck, and Micklem carefully investigate the science behind water fluoridation—concluding that endorsements from dental and medical establishments do not mean a public-health measure is effective or safe. At once painstakingly documented and also highly readable, The Case Against Fluoride brings new research to light—including links between fluoride and harm to the brain, bones, and endocrine system—arguing that the evidence of fluoridation reducing tooth decay, the very reason it is added to drinking water, is surprisingly weak.