Preterm Birth and African Americans
The preterm birth rate among African-American women was
about 50% higher than the rate among white women. CDC
The CDC has long known that fluoride's adverse
effects disproportionally affect African Americans:
"Fluorosis was more severe among non-Hispanic black children
than among non-Hispanic white or Mexican-American children." CDC
Dental fluorosis is visible proof of susceptibility to systemic fluoride toxicity.
Water Fluoridation: an Environmental Justice Issue
Current data show that water fluoridation disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities. In response to this data, a growing number of civil rights advocates have begun calling for a moratorium on fluoridation programs.