Paul Connett, PhD, James Beck, MD, PhD, H. S. Micklem, DPhil.
When the U. S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, there was little evidence of its safety. Six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, many cities and towns across the U.S. continue to fluoridate their water supply. The Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association continue to endorse it, despite mounting evidence that it is unnecessary, nor acknowledgement of its potential hazards to human health.
In this timely and important book, Connett, Beck and Micklem review the science behind water fluoridation and argue that just because the medical establishment endorses a public health measure doesn’t mean it is a safe practice. In the case of water fluoridation, the chemicals used to fluoridate the water that more than 180 million people drink daily are not pharmaceutical grade, but hazardous waste products of the phosphate fertilizer industry. Dumping these chemicals into river or lakes is illegal. It is also illegal to release the parent gases into the atmosphere. In addition, water fluoridation is a prime example of one of the worst medical practices possible: forced medication with no control or consent over the dose, or who receives it. Perhaps most shocking of all: water fluoridations is not subject to federal regulation of any kind.