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.