As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.
Really, is it any wonder that fluoride should freak people out?
fluoride fluor·ide (flur'īd', flôr'-)
A compound of fluorine with another element.
The univalent anion of fluorine.