Ralph Nader on Water Fluoridation
Ralph Nader, America's Consumer
Advocate was speaking at a meeting sponsored by the Graduate
Students Association at the University of California's Santa
Cruz campus. He responded to a question as to whether he believed
fluoride should be added to water.
"I don't think there's enough
research done to justify it [water fluoridation] at all. I think
there may be some people susceptible to it. A Doctor's dissertation
just came out of Cal Tech that throus skeptcism on even whether
it's that much of a cavity preventer. And there's not been much
research done in the last 20 years on any potential side effects."
"The classic question that still
remains unanswered: What is the [San Francisco] Bay Area population's
total fluoride intake? It isn't just what you put in the water,
it's what the total fluoride intake is."
In an interview in Sioux Falls,
South Dakota, Ralph Nader said;
Public Health Service unfortunately has locked itself into a
position where it has made this statement on the record that
there is absolutely no hazard to fluoridating public water supplies..
Public Health Service has gone on record, it could never be proved
wrong, what would people think about the Public Health Service
in all the other things they are doing? It's a very pathetic