I have read all the arguments both pro and con for adding fluoride to the drinking water. I found them missing the point. The process is costly, wasteful and overall non-cost-effective.
I computed that our household's drinking water was less than 1 percent of our total water usage. Most goes for washing, bathing and flushing. In other words 99 percent of our water ends up in the sewer treatment plant.
Suppose you had a cure for cancer that was water-soluble. Would you put it in the drinking water system when 99 percent of the medication was wasted? I think not. Most likely higher if you consider the water used in commercial activities for chemicals.
Many citizens don't need fluoride and some are allergic, so why not spend the money for those who need it?
William C. Simpson