Fluoridation has proved safety, benefits

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: March 6 2014 | 2:27 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 9:14 am in

Maurice Anholt can believe what he wants about fluoridation of water (“Good enough for public, but not the government,” March 4). But fluoride won that debate a half-century ago.

“For 65 years, community water fluoridation has been a safe and healthy way to effectively prevent tooth decay. CDC has recognized water fluoridation as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century” (www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/).

Stephen Kemble

Cedar Rapids


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