Fluoride Petition

On February 13, 2017, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in Jonesborough, Tennessee voted to stop optimal water fluoridation at the end of June 2017. This decision was not based on science and the survey of Jonesborough Water customers in 2016 contained untruths.

All water contains some fluoride, yet typically not at the level to provide significant cavity reductions. At 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water (0. 7mg/L, 0.7ppm), the level in community water fluoridation (CWF), at least 25% of cavities are reduced for everyone. No adverse health effects have ever been associated with CWF. Additionally CWF reduces the pain and suffering that cavities (dental caries) cause for all of us.

Experts in the U.S. and around the world that endorse water fluoridation as safe and effective for all include:

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics
  2. American Dental Association
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  4. Mayo Clinic
  5. World Health Organization

No credibly recognized health or scientific authority in the world opposes CWF.

Let the Board of Mayor and Aldermen know that you want to keep optimally fluoridated water in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Sign the online petition at: