Take Note: The Fluoride Controversy, plus Guy Raz on the Expanded TED Radio Hour

Fluoride - The TED Radio Hour
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called community water fluoridation one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century. But critics say fluoridated water is not as safe and not as effective as we’ve been led to believe. They argue for a consumer’s right to choose. Why is water fluoridation controversial? WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Michael Connett, special projects director of the Fluoride Action Network, a group that opposes water fluoridation. (The PA Dental Association and the PA EPA declined our invitation to talk.) In the second half of the show, WPSU’s Kristine Allen talks with NPR’s Guy Raz about the expansion of the TED Radio Hour.


patrick reeners
Mar 11, 2013

There is no question about the fluoride the truth is that no dentist or doctor will prescribe the levels people are getting from the water.
It is ileagal to mislead the public about treatment.

Bill Wilson
Auckland, New Zealand
Mar 14, 2013

I could go on! However, thre simple fact is that it is unethical to mass medicate populations. It is a well known fact that any benefits to teeth are by topical applications and it is therefore totally unnecessary to put this toxin in the water.

Bill Wilson

Ailsa Boyden
Queensland, Australia
Mar 20, 2013

It was sheer pleasure to listen to Michael Connett speaking with Patti ? about fluoridation.  Michael certainly knows his subject.  Please invite him onto the program again, soon.

Mar 29, 2013

The bottom line is the government should not be medicating the population based upon the popular vote. “Don’t tread on me!”

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