April 12, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: Israel's Health Minister has just announced that Israel will be ENDING its mandatory fluoridation program at the end of the year. Health Minister Yael German signed new water regulations into law on Thursday that will give local governments the authority to end fluoridation for the first time since the mandate was created in 2002. Minister German has also appealed to Israel's High Court of Justice to look into the legality of mandatory fluoridation, in hopes that they will deem the practice illegal.
Coming on the heels of the lifting of mandatory fluoridation in Queensland, Australia this news will have a major impact on the efforts of citizens trying to end mandatory fluoridation in Ireland and the United States where 13 states currently have mandatory fluoridation (including AR, CA, CT, DE, GA, IL, KY, LA, MN, NE, NV, OH, and SD).