Fluoridation Is a Danger to Our Health: Recent science shows that fluoride is a neurotoxin that damages the developing brain, and an endocrine disruptor that impairs thyroid function. Neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors simply have no place in our drinking water.
Fluoridation Is Unnecessary: Unlike chlorine, fluoride does not treat the water to make it safe to drink. It is added for the sole purpose of reducing tooth decay. But fluoride is now readily available in toothpaste and other dental products, so there is no need to force it on people through the water supply.
Fluoridation Violates Our Rights: By medicating the public water supply with a drug, fluoridation violates the right to informed consent. No other medicine is added to water, and there is no reason to make an exception for fluoride.
Fluoridation Is Ineffective: Fluoride's primary benefit comes from topical application, not from ingestion, so there is little meaningful benefit from swallowing it. The vast majority of industrialized nations do not fluoridate their water and their tooth decay rates are just as low as heavily fluoridated nations such as the U.S.
Fluoridation Contaminates Our Food: Fluoridation chemicals are industrial waste products (hydrofluorosilicic acid) from the phosphate fertilizer industry. Once they are added to public water, they not only contaminate every glass of tap water we drink, but every food product and beverage made with that water.
There are far safer and less intrusive ways of protecting dental health than mass fluoridation of our water and food.