Score another win for Big Dental, the mysterious lobby that has force fed America fluoride since the 1940s. High-grade, pro-fluoride propaganda has gotten most Americans to swallow cavity-fighting tap water.
Erie officials stood up to the pressure and flushed away a chance to bring fluoride to local taps years ago. But all that changed on April Fool’s Day. That’s when local voters backed citywide fluoridation by 51.5 percent. Dental experts have long lauded the use of fluoride to reduce cavities. Still, 1,481 Erie voters love the freedom of letting their teeth rot.