Kevin Hoover asked the question last week. Apparently the California Dental Association donated 5 grand to the fluoride cause in Arcata. Measure T (not sure what ordinance number it was given) reads in pertinent part as follows:
Section 7. Statement of Law.The Prohibitions in Section Five shall apply to all municipalities, districts and special districts in which the jurisdictions are located wholly within the geographical boundaries of Humboldt County, California.
Now, as to whether this provision is enforceable, I can’t say.
Also on the fluoride issue, a friend of mine was on my case the other night as we were waiting in the check line based on my comments in favor of fluoridation and against Measure W on my last radio show. A very nice woman in front of us chimed in to differentiate between “calcium fluoride” which she says is found in food naturally, and “sodium fluoride” which she said is a waste product of aluminum and dangerous for all the reasons stated by opponents. So I just looked it up on Wikipedia and apparently Naf isn’t used in most fluoridization processes anymore, although it is added to toothpaste. The entry for calcium fluoride makes no mention of the controversy. The entry for fluoride in general has a little information, but not much.
Found an interesting fluoride history here. I’m trying to find some impartial analysis.
Also, I’d like links to any studies of 1. dental benefits and 2. health detriments.