Unethical form of mass medication?

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Unethical form of mass medication?

Postby greentara » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:37 pm

'Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that water fluoridation in the country must end by 2014, according to news reports. This landmark decision goes even further than legislation by the health minister Yael German earlier in the year that would have ended mandatory fluoridation nationwide, reports the Irish publication Hot Press.

Israel is one of the few countries that widely fluoridates, besides the United States, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. Fluoridation, the addition of fluoride to public drinking water supplies to reduce cavities, is the subject of intense controversy, especially outside of the United States. But opposition to the practice, on the grounds that fluoride has adverse effects on the thyroid, brain and bones, and is an unethical form of mass-medication, appears to be growing'

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Re: Unethical form of mass medication?

Postby Jikan » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:33 pm

greentara wrote:Fluoridation, the addition of fluoride to public drinking water supplies to reduce cavities, is the subject of intense controversy, especially outside of the United States.


Is this so? I'm asking because this is an international board. Is fluoridation in fact a controversial practice?

opposition to the practice, on the grounds that fluoride has adverse effects on the thyroid, brain and bones, and is an unethical form of mass-medication, appears to be growing


Is this so? Can anyone offer an article or two substantiating this claim?

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Postby Seishin » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:43 pm

Our local council wants to add fluoride to our water and it has become a heated debate over whether it's right or not. It's had a lot of opposition and it looks like they might be going ahead with it despite the opposition. Although I don't really know whether the research against it holds much merit, I don't like the idea of our government spending thousands of pounds of money whether we agree with it or not.

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