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Published on Aug 29, 2013
Doctor Fernandez speaks in favor of public water fluoridation. Doctor Adams speaks against public water fluoridation. The school board presents their comments.
Notes from an observer:
Bad News and Good News
The county public health dept website doesn't list FluorideAlert.org or any other sources for the anti-fluoride arguments. There have been very few forums in Sonoma County. But one school board has set an example to others of learning more about it.
In this video, you'll hear that fluoridation provides up to 30% fewer cavities. However, the World Health Organization finds that in both fluoridated and unfluoridated areas the decay rate is going down at a nearly identical rates, due to other factors (such as more regular brushing or better dental care). It's not right to take credit when the lower decay rate also occurs without fluoride.
Also, INGESTING fluoridated water doesn't prevent cavities: The Centers for Disease Control noted in a 1999 report, "Laboratory and epidemiologic research suggests that fluoride prevents dental caries predominately after eruption of the tooth into the mouth, and its actions primarily are topical for both adults and children." http://web.archive.org/web/2000111813... Nobel prize laureate Dr. Arvid Carlsson (medicine, 2000), points out that water fluoridation goes against all principles of pharmacology because fluoride works topically on teeth, not by oral ingestion.
You may be interested in the Scientific American 2008 article, attached. It explains why so many health experts are now questioning fluoridation, and it has clear diagrams of teeth and bones with and without fluoride ingestion: http://www.waterloowatch.com/Index_fi...
The first ten minutes of this video are pro and con arguments by health professionals (Dr. Anthony Fernandez, DDS, and Dr. Robert Adams, DC), followed by some lengthy (and occasionally off-topic) comments by school trustees.
At the end, the trustees neither endorsed nor opposed fluoridation.
That's bad news because a recent Harvard meta study found that children's IQ drops when children are exposed to the same level of fluoride as would be in our water. Wouldn't that make it harder for the schools to educate children? Doesn't that interest school trustees?
That's good News because, unlike Sonoma County's superintendent of schools, Steven D. Herrington, who endorsed it, Sonoma Valley school trustees didn't give fluoridation their stamp of approval.