Submitted by Editor on January 20, 2015 - 8:00am
The fluoride debate is back, if it ever left, and this time it comes in the form of salt. Lebanon is the latest area to block mandated fluoridation laws, exposing more of the divide in the health and political community over the benefits and risks associated with mandated fluoridation.
In Lebanon, a law was passed by Parliament in 2011 which decreed that all table salt in the country would have fluoride added. Through an online petition and meetings with Lebanon's Health Minister, Wael Abou Faour, special interest groups argued that fluoridation of the country's table salt would put the public at risk of illnesses associated with excessive fluoride exposure..........