Fluoridation: The uncalculated gamble


Another Source of Water Pollution?

Nothing to Smile About


American children ingest so much fluoride in their foods that the case for water fluoridation introduced 60 years ago to kill cavity-causing bacteria--is rapidly evaporating. In their study of the diets of 3- to 5-year-olds in Richmond, Virginia, scientists from Indiana University found fluoride in various brands of french fries, potato chips, white bread, ketchup and soft drinks--even in fruits, vegetables and grains.

10 steps to cutting back on fluoride


Whether you re in favor of fluoridated water or not, it makes sense to know how much fluoride you're getting from all sources--and consider limiting your exposure. These steps can help:

1 Find out the fluoride level of your community's drinking water. Call your local water department or visit www.prevention.com/water to look up the CDC's tally of fluoride levels in your town.

End Fluoridation, Say 500 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists, and Environmentalists


The article focuses on the termination of water fluoridation in the U.S. Study shows that over 500 professionals urged to end water fluoridation until the Congressional hearings are conducted. Fl...

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