2014 – Dallas City Council members decided to end the fluoridation of the city’s water supply. The decision was made after months of regular visits by activists to city council meetings. Dallas will be stopping fluoridation after five decades, the practice has been used to counter tooth decay, but resulted inefficient and causing more harm than good.
Dallas City Council Member Sheffie Kadane said:
“We don’t need it and we’d just save a million dollars that we can use for something else.”
Numerous studies point that fluoride reduces tooth decay only if used topically, using fluoridated tooth paste. Metabolizing fluoride by the digestive system (drinking water) does not show good results. The fluoride used for water treatment in the form of an industrial chemical and has negative repercussions on health: damages the developing brain, and can be linked to a number neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, dyslexis and autism.
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