Woman reopens water fluoridation debate in Phoenix

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By Timberlake Dental curated from Arizona Family

“When she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2004, Phoenix resident Jody Clute had no idea it would lead her, and her city, to revisit one of the biggest public health debates of the 20th century – water fluoridation…”

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Commentary:

This is an interesting article on the pros and cons of adding fluoride to our drinking water, which, for roughly 75% of Americans has been done for decades.   The benefits are well known – it saves roughly $38 in reduced dental costs for each dollar spent in adding the fluoride to our drinking water.

There are negatives however.  Almost anything you do for the population in general will have a negative impact on some.  This article highlights some of the issues – in teeth discoloration and issues with the thyroid for example.

 

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