from naturalhealthnews.blogspot.com: Fluoridation is an "unacceptable risk," says Public Health Professor Niyi Awofeso in the Journal Public Health Ethics, August 2012. He writes, "There is insufficient ethical justification for artificial water fluoridation," reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). Awofeso, a University professor in Australia, who published over 70 peer-reviewed academic papers in respected journals, says:
1) No evidence supports the assertion that artificial water fluoridation reduces social disparities in cavity incidence
2) Fluoridation's effectiveness is questionable
3) Poor children are more apt to develop dental fluorosis (discolored teeth)
4) Two potential adverse effects of fluoride, hypothyroidism and bone fractures, have been reported in scholarly journals
5) Fluoridation chemicals (fluosilicic acid) are contaminated with lead, arsenic and mercury, major health hazards for which no safe levels exist.
Awofeso concludes: "It would appear that the effectiveness of artificial water fluoridation in the 21st century is at best questionable, given its fixed-dose medication approach, quality of fluoride used and its adverse impact on calcium metabolism and largely insignificant differences in dental caries experience between areas with artificial water fluoridation and those without."