In the United States, approximately 70% of public water supplies are fluoridated. Whereas most other developed countries including Japan and 97% of the Western European population do not consume fluoridated water; and countries with natural water fluoridation are spending large amounts of money to remove fluoride from their water. Fluoride’s only benefits come from topical application as opposed to systematic, this means that ingesting fluoride is not beneficial in any respect. Fluoride has also been linked to having the ability to damage the brain as well as lower IQ and cause other neurotoxic effects. One of the most severe negative side effect is an increased chance of osteosarcoma, or bone cancer. With all of these horrible side effects, lawmakers still fluoridate public water supplies with the hope that it will improve dental health. Not only has there been no noticeable increase in dental health since fluorides introduction to water, but with all of the possible side effects, the risk outweighs the reward.
We, the undersigned, call on United States Lawmakers to end the fluoridation of public water supplies.
The Stop Fluoridating Public Water Supplies in the United States petition to United States Lawmakers was written by Adam Stavash and is in the category Health at GoPetition.