Dr. Whelan took to the airwaves last night to discuss fluoride on the international Manchester Radio Online.
“Manchester Radio Online is aired all over the world,” says Dr. Whelan, “so the show has a lot of exposure. I offered a sound defense of water fluoridation to prevent tooth decay, and also to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Water fluoridation is not only safe, it is probably one of the top three public health measures of the last century. Still, you should have seen some of the hateful emails that came in response to this discussion.”
“We thought the issue of water fluoridation was settled, with no more controversy,” says ACSH’s Jeff Stier. “But you have to remember that the people who still speak out against it are not representative of mainstream views. They are much more radical, so they’re more likely to write angry emails.”