Is the new “fluoridation crisis” real, or another example of identity politics? KPBS asks the question here. Is this another vaccine debate?
It’s hard to say so far. I can remember the issue of public water fluoridation when I was growing up, and even having my teeth painted with fluoride. I don’t think it was particularly effective.
Does fluoridated water hurt blacks more? Is there something we’re missing, or is it an indirect consequence of more diabetes and kidney disease (especially ESRD) among African Americans?