MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – Fluoride has been added to many American cities’ drinking water since the 1940s, but some in the natural health community call fluoridated water a public health disaster.
In Michigan, 90% of people served by community water systems have access to fluoridated water. The goal is to prevent tooth decay.
If you live in a city like Marquette, Munising or Escanaba, your drinking water is fluoridated. The CDC says community water fluoridation has been identified as the most cost-effective method of delivering fluoride to all.
“It statistically shows, in communities where there is community water fluoride use, the level of decay in that community is less than the neighboring community that doesn’t fluoridate their water or doesn’t naturally have fluoridated water,” said Dr. Brian Anderson of 906 Family Dentistry.