What’s In Your Glass–Medicine or Poison? Fluoridation Critics Sound Off [Capitol Watch]

June 27, 2013

Article as it appeared on Capitol Watch

Critics of public water fluoridation came to the state Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday to make their case against use of the substance in public water supplies.

At a hearing led by Republican state Sen. Joe Markley, fluoride critics insisted that the chemical can cause tooth decay, brain damage and other serious health problems. Markley had invited dentists–who largely support public water fluoridation–to speak the hearing, but none showed.

You can get the full story on the hearing here.

Fluoridation critic Paul Connett spoke for more than an hour against Connecticut’s current practice, which the Courant’s Daniela Altimari reported on last week. In this video, he gives us the short version of why your glass ought to have water in it–with no extra additives: