WILLEMSTAD – Members of Parliament have accepted the proposal of the Minister of Health, Ben Whiteman, to increase the dose of fluoride in drinking water. The motion passed by 12 votes for and 3 against. The dose will be increased by up to 1.5 mg of fluoride per liter. At present, there is less than 0.5 mg per liter in drinking water.
According to the Parliament, the current dose is not enough to prevent caries effectively. Fluoride itself can be harmful to humans. Action group Committee Anti-Fluoride advocates for a fluoride free water.