The internet has opened the door to so many helpful resources. However, not everything one reads online is true. As we observe the 70th anniversary of community water fluoridation this year, keep in mind that various websites post false or misleading information about fluoride. Many of these sites post ads for water filters or sell products by encouraging fear of fluoride. But don’t be fooled by these websites.
The National Research Council has issued five reports about fluoride or fluoridation since the 1950s. In fact, three of these reports have been issued since 1993, and the most recent was published as recently as 2007. None of them has raised concerns about the safety or effectiveness of community water fluoridation. Not a single one.