eBook The Fluoride Wars: How a Modest Public Health Measure Became America's Longest-Running Political Melodrama download
by R. Allan Freeze
Author: R. Allan Freeze
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 20, 2009)
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A lively account of fluoridation and its discontents
Since its first implementation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in1945, public drinking water fluoridation and its attendantconflicts, controversies, and conspiracy theories serve as anobject lesson in American science, public health, and policymaking.In addition to the arguments on the issue still raging today, thetale of fluoridation and its discontents also resonates with suchpresent concerns as genetically modified foods, global warmingresponse, nuclear power, and environmental regulation.
Offering the best current thinking on the issue, The FluorideWars presents a witty and detailed social history of thefluoridation debate in America, illuminating the intersection ofscience and politics in our recent past. This reader-friendlyassessment explores the pro- and anti-fluoridation movements, keyplayers, and important events. Full of amusing and vivid anecdotesand examples, this accessible recounting includes:
A careful and non-condescending look at the hard science,popular science, pseudo-science, and junk science involved
A look at fluoride issues including dosage, cost, financial andfunding interests, fluorosis, and problems of risk-cost-benefitanalysis
The back-and-forth drama between pro- and anti-fluoridationfactions, with all its claims, counterclaims, insults, acrimony,and lawsuits
Case studies of various cities and their experiences withmunicipal water fluoridation initiatives
Fluorophobia and popular conspiracy theories involvingfluoride
The colorful characters in the debate including activists,scientists, magicians, and politicians
A richly and considerately told tale of American science andpublic life, The Fluoride Wars offers an engrossing history to bothinterested general readers and specialists in public health,dentistry, policymaking, and related fields.