For quite some time now the US Public Health Service has promoted community water fluoridation as one of the “10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.” (e.g. here)
The “official” story has become a legend repeated over and over again. It’s a story that I once thought to be true. Many in the “public health” community have heard no other story, simply believe regardless of modern science, and resort to ad hominum tactics to promote their cause. But there is another side of the story. Many details that seriously undermine or negate pro-fluoridation claims have been air brushed out of the picture. In the end, the view point expressed by Mr. Murthy in this article simply illustrates that if the same underlying assumptions are made the same conclusions will be reached.