The Truth About Mandatory Fluoridation

John R. Lee, MD
9620 Bodega Highway
Sebastopol, CA 95472

April 15, 1995

Several states have passed laws which mandate state-wide fluoridation. A common perception is that fluoridation has been proven to reduce caries rates in children, is without harmful risk, and is cost effective. The many who have not studied the fluoridation problem in depth are often unaware that the pro-fluoridation argument contains a heavy mix of political and economical pressures which seriously distort the scientific validity of these claims. Having extensively researched this subject for the past 25 years, I offer the following facts.

The goal of our public water facilities should be to provide water that is as pure and safe as possible and not as a vehicle for universal pharmacologic treatments regardless of age, the health status of the individual, or the presumed benefit, which, in the case of fluoride, is highly questionable, to say the least.

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