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Paul Campbell Erwin, Faculty Mentor Council Representative

Should There Be Fluoride in Our Drinking Water?

A controversial topic in today’s news is fluoride in public drinking water.  Is it necessary?  Does it have positive or negative health effects?

Paul Erwin, Director of the University of Tennessee Department of Public Health supports the continuation of fluoride if maintained at recommended levels.  He totally disagrees with removing it completely from drinking water. Others, such as  Ashley Graham-Smith with the East Tennessee Freedom Alliance, a group who advocates for medical freedom, disagrees with Erwin. She feels that the amount of fluoride in Knoxville’s drinking water is harmful.

View the story as featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel about the controversy surrounding fluoride in public drinking water and the positive and negative benefits of using fluoride.