This debate has been raging for well over 50 years, and the naysayers continue to point to “scientific studies” that show flouridation of drinking water to be inneffective and/or harmful/carcinogenic, what have you. I don’t believe a word of that crap, and here’s why:
The thought that our state and local governments are deliberately, systematically poisoning the population is ludicrous. If the vast preponderance of scientific evidence did not support the findings of beneficence and efficacy of water flouridation, the practice would have been stopped 30 or 40 years ago. Sure, there are always those people who buy into the theory that government, either through malice or sheer stupidity is the enemy of the people, but those people are nutcases, in my opinion.
This topic is the “scientific” equivalent of the “moral” debate concerning abortion. Thank god more rational minds have prevailed in both.