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David Namoff: Fluoride a good thing

David Namoff

Having just read Chris Lefeber’s letter about fluoride I felt compelled to respond. Fluoride is recognized by the World Heath Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association as one of the 10 great public achievements of the 20th century. Fluoride in optimal levels is highly effective in reducing cavities and even reversing decay. It is not used to make teeth whiter. It is naturally occurring in the water of about 50 million people worldwide. Fluoride is added at optimal levels to the water in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, the UK, the US, and Vietnam.

The study of fluoride in the U.S. dates back to 1850 and has been studied in Canada, the UK, the Netherlands and New Zealand. Its safety and effectiveness have been shown worldwide for over 150 years.

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