NFL announces $1 billion donation to fight water fluoridation
NFL officials have announced a $1.3 billion donation aimed at combating the growing threat of water fluorosis in the United States.
The $1,500 donation will be used to develop a nationwide program to educate consumers about the benefits of water fluoride.
“This donation is a significant milestone for the NFL and will give our fans and players the knowledge they need to help protect the health and safety of our communities,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement.
“The league continues to work on a comprehensive and long-term strategy to combat the growing problem of water-borne fluoride exposure in our country.
Our mission is to ensure every child has access to safe, affordable, and healthy water.
It’s a priority that we continue to invest in.”
Fluoride is a mineral, made by combining chlorine with oxygen.
Fluorides in water are absorbed by the body and then break down in the body to create fluoride.
Fluorsulfone is a naturally occurring mineral, which has also been used in some medicines, as a preservative.
“It is important that all of us, not just our players, understand the benefits and the potential health risks of waterfluorosis,” Goodell said in the statement.