Fluoridation Argumentative Essay

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Since its introduction in the 1940’s, the practice of fluoridating water supplies has been a hotly debated topic. Although being hailed by the CDC as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century, water fluoridation has been heavily criticized by governments, scientists and even dentists from its inception. With fluoride’s recent classification as hazardous waste, fluoridation policies have come under renewed scrutiny. While there is no question that excessive amounts of fluoride cause dental fluorosis, there is a very large body of evidence linking fluoride to cancer, arthritis, hypothyroidism and neurotoxicity. If this wasn’t enough, there is historical evidence that the approval of fluoride as “safe” for human consumption has been enacted fraudulently. As the evidence mounts, it is quite clear that water fluoridation is …show more content…
Furthermore, the seriousness of the documented effects fluoride has on health cannot be discounted as a contributing factor. In fact the opposite rings true. The sheer volume of evidence is damning and poses a severe indictment against the practice. Why isn’t this enough to stop the practice? Do we need to cite the 36 studies linking fluoride consumption to reduced I.Q.’s? (10) Do we have to bring up the fact that 97% of western European counties have rejected the absurd notion of water fluoridation to gain some traction? It is obvious that something else is at play here. The same forces that dictate most all policies have decided this is the way it is going to be, if you do nothing. They have elected to bury the truth about a toxic “medicine” and denied people one of their most basic rights. The right of informed consent to medication. This is in direct violation of the Nuremberg Code for human experimentation. It would appear that the policy maker’s hubris is only matched by their subject’s

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