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Water Fluoridation Status in Western Europe
As the following table shows, only 3% of the population in western Europe is currently consuming fluoridated water. Europe’s reasons for not fluoridating its water are explained here. Despite not fluoridating its water, tooth decay rates in these western European countries are no higher than in the few western countries (e.g., the United States) that fluoridate […]
Tooth Decay Trends in Fluoridated vs. Unfluoridated Countries
Most western countries do not fluoridate their water and yet their tooth decay rates have declined at the same rate as the U.S. and other fluoridated countries.
Water Fluoridation “Obsolete” According to Nobel Prize Scientist
On October 4, 2005, two members of the Fluoride Action Network — Michael Connett and Chris Neurath — traveled to Gothenburg, Sweden, to interview Dr. Arvid Carlsson, a famed pharmacologist at Gothenburg University and recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology.
Basel Switzerland Votes to Stop Water Fluoridation
11 to 2 and 73 to 23. Those were the votes that stopped water fluoridation in Basel, Switzerland. With the two votes, 41 years of water fluoridation will soon come to an end (although salt fluoridation will – unfortunately – begin), and Basel will lose its distinction as the only city in Switzerland to fluoridate its water supply.
Statements from European Health, Water, & Environment Authorities on Water Fluoridation
Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control hails water fluoridation as one of the “top ten public health achievements of the twentieth century,” most of the western world, including the vast majority of western Europe, does not fluoridate its water supply. At present, 97% of the western European population drinks non-fluoridated water. This includes: Austria, Belgium, […]