Israel Bans Fluoride In Drinking Water!

By Micah Naziri

Douglas Main reports for Live Science that Israel’s Supreme Court has just ruled that water fluoridation must end not later than 2014.

This is a landmark decision that goes even further than legislation by the health minister Yael German announced earlier this year. According to the Irish publication Hot Press, that decision would effectively have ended mandatory fluoridation nationwide.

Israel is one of the few countries that has widely fluoridated water, besides the United States, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. The addition of fluoride to public drinking water supplies has been the subject of what Main terms “intense controversy,” especially, he explains in countries outside of the United States. “Opposition to the practice, on the grounds that fluoride has adverse effects on the thyroid, brain and bones, and is an unethical form of mass-medication, appears to be growing.”

The Israeli government’s decision to ban fluoridation follows a vote to preclude the practice in Portland, Oregon and in Wichita, Kansas. It was also recently overturned in the New Zealand city of Hamilton recently.

Strangely, many within the United States seem to think that fluoridated water is just a matter of course, and a fact of life.

2 Comments on "Israel Bans Fluoride In Drinking Water!"

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  1. Goldlove says:

    It’s not strange, to me, that many in the US think fluoridation is normal since so much money and so many years have been put into the public-relations government propaganda to convince many dentists and consumers that fluoride is a needed element. US news media rarely cover anything outside of the US, so many Americans have no idea that most every other country has banned, or does not use fluoride.

  2. Huey says:

    There are many ways in which US differes from the rest of the world, it is practicaly the only country which has no regulated maternity leave, or in which constitution there are no mention of rights to education and healthcare.

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