The predictable propaganda put forward by Rous Water (Echo, May 22) that water fluoridation ‘is one of the most cost-effective public health measures we can possibly take’ many would find hard to swallow.
Fluoride effectively blocks absorption of the essential element iodine, not only needed by every cell, but critical for the healthy stimulation of every process in the body, including dental health. By promoting iodine deficiency, fluoride works for the destruction of health. It may as a side effect harden teeth, but it does so at the expense of the rest of the body.
The first to use water fluoridation, the Nazis, found it useful as it produced a population that was docile and compliant. I have not found it documented that the Nazis held concerns for the dental health of concentration camp inmates.