I've got 5 bucks on the following Valhallian assumption:
You grew up in the country.
Please respond in this thread if I am correct
p.s. SERIOUS...this is a smidgeon of research.
A 1986-87 nationwide study conducted by the National Institute of Dental Research showed no significant difference in tooth decay between children in fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities. Newer, large-scale studies also show no difference in decay rates of permanent teeth in fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas. Clearly, the dental benefit of fluoride is, at best, questionable!
In July 1997, the National Federation of Federal Employees, which represents toxicologists, chemists, and biologists at the EPA, went on record against adding fluoride to public drinking water. This was after an eleven year review over a large body of evidence that linked fluoride to cancer, genetic damage, neurological impairment, bone pathology (including increased hip fracture rates in menopausal women and elderly men) and lowered IQ in children!
Originally posted by dragonrider