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OPINION - Confusing Cause and Effect


Founder : Len Abrams
Water Policy International


FLUORIDATION OF RAND WATER DRINKING WATER, South Africa. A very practical view of the effectiveness of fluoridation of urban water supplies when only a small fraction is consumed as drinking water. Also raises the issue of long term impacts on the environment. Indicates the cost of fluoridation.

The American Dental Association's link to fluoride and fluoridation information. This site includes their booklet of fluoride facts and links to other fluoride information.

The Fluoride Debate, a question-by-question refutation of the ADA's fluoride booklet.

Fluoridation in Britain with references to pro sites and con sites.

Fluoridation in California, a scathing critique.


Dr. Stephen Dean's definition of an anti-fluoridationist with some informative articles.


Children's Alliance page that asserts the benefits of fluoridation especially for children's teeth.


National Center for Fluoridation Policy and Research, a pro-fluoridation page where current science and policies are made available.

"The Facts about Fluoride" Facts and studies against fluoride linking it with cancer and other harmful effects.

Lengthy article against fluoridation by a natural health clinic.

Citizens for Safe Drinking Water are seeking to get a congressional hearing on fluoridation.

Newspaper article describing a debate in California over fluoridation.
"Fluoridation: Governmentally Approved Poison" Case scenario of fluoridation introduced into small town in Tennessee including historical discussion of a doctor who introduced fluoridation in 1930.

The Journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research. This site has an excellent summary of recent policies of fluoridation and their significance, as well as abundant scientific research.

Fluoridation in Texas where the Texas Health Department research found that fluoridation prevents tooth decay and saves money in the long run.

Fluoridation status in many countries.

Fluoridation and water policy in South Africa.

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