Few issues of public health and safety have aroused the storm of controversy that has raged in recent years over the practice of adding minute quantities of fluoride compounds to public water supplies as a means of reducing the number of cavities in children’s teeth. Responsible health authorities have defended water fluoridation; equally responsible doctors and dentists have called for further study and research.
Pro-fluoridationists have cited surveys showing fewer cavities in children drinking fluoridated water. Uncommitted doctors have questioned the validity of such “test areas,” pointing out inadequacies of control in these experiments. Anti-fluoridationists have pointed to reports exposing the long term effects of fluoridation, and at least one responsible medicinal source has demonstrated the possibility of a link between fluorides and certain forms of cancer.
Through all the conflicting statements and heated arguments a few basic facts about fluorides and fluoridation have become startlingly clear. These facts. dilligently set forth in this concise book, classify it as a must reading for everyone concerned about his own health and the health of his children in this generation and in generations to come. It is also a book of enormous importance to those who are concerned about freedom of choice in medical matters and those who seek an answer to the question of whether fluoridation is a medical boon or a possible menace to mankind. –from book’s dustjacket