Why do we bother to add this obviously controversial and probably toxic additive into our drinking water? Those that push for it to be added appear to be corporate interest and influence able municipalities. Many of the citizens who rally around the issue, do so in opposition. There is very little citizen alliances around adding the chemical to drinking water.
The point made by Professor Paul Conner is well put:
“This is the only time we have used the public water supply to deliver medicine for obvious reasons. Once you put it in the water, you can’t control the dose and you can’t control who get’s it.” ~ Professor Paul Conner <https://www.facebook.com/plowline?ref=hl>
Furthermore, what is the value of putting a medicine into the water supply when the FDA and the CDC both advise it’s topical use and that is should not be ingested (read your toothpaste tube).
The evidence that it causes significant health risks can be found in a wide variety of reputable studies from a number of universities, citizen group and even government agencies. However, as in any controversial issue, an equal number of studies can be found to counter concerns. This is simply manipulation of the data on both sides through biased research analysts and study groups.
The fact that there is concern in the general public, in my opinion, is evidence enough that fluoridation in the water supply should be stopped. The benefits do not seem to out weigh the alarm.