Abby Martin takes with a look at the 50 year long practice of water fluoridation in America, outlining adverse health effects and breaking the myth that it helps prevent tooth decay.

Most of the industrialized world, including Japan and 97% of Europe, do not fluoridate their public water supplies.

Many municipalities in the United States are also beginning to rethink their fluoridation policies. Last year the city of Portland became the largest city in the U.S. to stop water fluoridation, and recently the Dallas city council also announced its plans to stop fluoridation.

These moves by Portland and Dallas resulted in millions of dollars in lost revenue for the chemical companies, so opposition is fierce.