Columnist Cites the “Magic” of Fluoride
Ishmael Daro is using fact and a nice dose of humor to help the public separate fact from fiction when it comes to community water fluoridation. The Canadian newspaper columnist shares information from a new German study about fluoride that builds on the “already-towering pile of evidence” showing that small doses of fluoride protect teeth from decay. Daro writes:
Karin Jacobs and her colleagues at Saarland University reported that part of fluoride’s magic is that it prevents bacteria from sticking to teeth as easily, where it can produce harmful acids that erode tooth enamel. The overwhelming scientific consensus over the last 50 years has been that fluoridated water is a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay.
But don’t let that stop you from crazy conspiracies about the government poisoning people.