#3 - This scare was the harbinger of all the other panics on ingestibles that continues today. The background was that New Zealanders short, but fast flowing waterways failed to collect the minerals required for healthy teeth. The result was that New Zealand teeth were among the worst in the developed world requiring among other things mass adult extractions and huge purpose built dental clinics for children
The position now
The unselfish insistence by the dental profession that fluoride had to be introduced to the public water supply brought this situation under control. Unselfish because it did the dentists out of much of their business. The anti-fluoride campaign is now associated with the extremes of the Greens.
| MSC Newswire Big Frights of Our Times Series #3 || Thursday 12 October 2017 |||