Local governments are beginning to set laws banning the use of fluoride in public drinking systems. The move comes after widespread fear that fluoride is a dangerous chemical that harms the health of those who digest it.
A toxic substance?
A staunch supporter of the ban, Tony Caso, declared at a county commission that “Fluoride is a toxic substance… This is all part of an agenda that’s being pushed forth by the so-called globalists in our government and the world government to keep the people stupid so they don’t realize what’s going on.”
Caso is not the only one who opposes fluoride use. Four of the seven commissioners agreed that the chemical should be removed from the drinking water supply.
Science community is concerned
Doctors and scientists fear the conspiracy is getting out of hand. Fluoridation is proven to prevent tooth decay with over 60 years of research in its favor. FDA President Cesar Sabates states, “It is important that community leaders understand that cutting these vital health programs will directly lead to more cavities or tooth decay. This is especially true for low-income children, who have little access to dental services.”
Fluoride fears in popular culture
Beliefs that fluoride is a dangerous substance has been in the public mind for some time. For instance, in the 1964 movie Dr. Strangelove, main character Jack D. Ripper had this to say about fluoride: “A foreign substance … introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That’s the way your hard-core Commie works.”