Health Impact News Editor

A raging debate between consumer health rights and special interest groups is currently being waged in Dallas, Texas, where the Dallas City Council has recently decided to side with consumer health rights and end government funded fluoridation of city water. Such a move would save the city over $1 million dollars, which of course is a big business loss for the huge chemical fluoride industry.

If Dallas is successful in ending its fluoridation program, it will join most other major cities around the world in developed countries, and a growing number of U.S. cities as well. Last year, Portland, Oregon, became the largest city in the U.S. to fight off strong lobbying efforts by the fluoride industry and end government fluoridation.

Portland Fluoridation Clean Water

Strong consumer support defeated big business special interest groups in Portland in stopping forced fluoridation.

If you live in Dallas, however, you should realize that the dental and chemical industry is fighting hard to oppose this, using typical tactics such as ad hominem attacks against “anti-fluoride cranks” and appeals to authority claiming that the “science” proves fluoride is safe and healthy.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The dangers of fluoride and its toxicity are well documented (see: Water Fluoridation — The Willful Destruction of Children’s’ Health). The decision of whether or not to use fluoride should be a personal decision and not forced on entire metropolitan populations. Almost all of the studies claiming fluoride is safe have been sponsored by the fluoride chemical industry (see: You’re Still Told Fluoridation Prevents Tooth Decay, but Science Proves Otherwise.)

Here is one pediatrician’s view:


Research more about the other side of the Fluoride issue.