Below you will find some quotes from representatives of various national authorities on reasons why they reject water fluoridation in their respective countries. In many cases you can click on the national flag for further details.
Data from Dr. Paul Connett, the CEO of the Fluoride Action Network web site.
Click here for a summary chart showing percentage water fluoridation in Europe.
71% water fluoridation.
Northern Ireland: No fluoridation.
Scotland: No fluoridation.
Wales: No fluoridation.
England: 10% water fluoridation.
Austria: No fluoridation – "toxic fluorides have never been added to the public water supplies in Austria." (17th February 2000).
Belgium: No fluoridation.
Czech Republic: No fluoridation – "since 1993 drinking water has not been treated with fluoride in public water supplies throughout the Czech Republic. Reasons:
Denmark: No fluoridation – "toxic fluorides have never been added to the public water supplies." (22nd December 1999)
Finland: No fluoridation. One city, Kuopio, stopped in 1992.
France: No fluoridation – "fluoride chemicals are not included in the list of chemicals for drinking water treatment. This is due to ethical as well as medical considerations." (25th August 2000)
Germany: No fluoridation – "Generally in Germany fluoridation of drinking water is forbidden." (16th September 1999)
Luxembourg: No fluoridation – "Fluoride has never been added to the public water supplies in Luxembourg."
Holland: No fluoridation. It was rejected in 1976.
Norway: No fluoridation. It was rejected in 1975.
Spain: 3% water fluoridation.
Sweden: No fluoridation – "Nobel Medical Institute recommended against fluoridation. It is banned since 1971."
Switzerland: No fluoridation.