Galt 1956

Galt Reporter - Galt, Ontario, Canada
September  5, 1953


   Montreal (CP) - Fluoridation which has won wide acceptance as a preventative of tooth decay in children, received a setback Friday at the 19th International Physiological Congress.

   Dr. T. Gordonoff of Bern, Switzerland said fluoridation of drinking water tends to aggravate thyroid conditions in people afflicted with Goiter.

   Dr. Gordonoff said he has already recommended to Swiss health authorities that they stop fluoridation. He said he bases his findings on extensive experiments with rats having known thyroid conditions.

   The experiments showed that the rats' thyroid metabolism decreased anywhere from 30 to 40 per cent after being subjected to fluoridated water.