'Conversations LIVE' to discuss public water fluoridation debate

March 19, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called community water fluoridation one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century.

Fluoridation has improved the dental health of tens of millions of Americans, but there are concerns about how much fluoride is safe and an individual’s right to choose their oral medication.

On the next installment of WPSU-TV’s “Conversations LIVE,” Patty Satalia, host of the monthly call-in program, will be joined by guests Michael Connett of the Fluoride Action Network, Michal Meyer, editor-in-chief of Chemical Heritage magazine and Dr. Craig Collison, a pediatric physician with the Mount Nittany Physician Group in a discussion of “Community Water Fluoridation” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.

Viewers can join the conversation by calling 1-800-543-8243 during the show, emailing connect@wpsu.org or tweeting @WPSU.

Connett is an attorney in Philadelphia who serves as special projects director for the Fluoride Action Network, an organization that seeks to broaden public awareness about the health risks from current fluoride exposures.

Meyer is manager of public history initiatives at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Dr. Collison, an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Penn State, is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  

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Last Updated April 25, 2013