I keep seeing this claim about the unpopularity of water fluoridation parroted.
Despite dental pressure, 99% of western continental Europe has rejected, banned, or stopped fluoridation due to environmental, health, legal, or ethical concerns
I want to believe it because it seems to be a pretty well sourced point that anti-Fluoride side is making. It shows up all the time on my FB feed -- largely thanks to a slew of friends that are behind Flouride Free Houston.
Other sites, like FluorideAlert.org make similar claims.
As the following table shows, only 3% of the population in western Europe is currently consuming fluoridated water. [...]
To see the water fluoridation status of OECD nations, click here. To see a complete list of the 27 countries in the world that have at least one water fluoridation program, click here.
Similar claims appear on the video "Which Countries Fluoridate Their Water?".
And, this very image was again shared by PreventDisease.com -- a Facebook Page with 282k followers as of the posting.
Is there any truth to these claims about the adoption/banning of water-fluoridation?
In light of the information in the comments, I believe we'd be committing ignoratio elenchi to exclude mention of water and milk fluoridation in an accepted answer. I didn't know about either of these when I asked the question. It seems that some of the abandonment of water fluoridation is because of these alternatives: most of Europe seems to be treated by one of these two methods. Neither of these two strategies are mentioned by the anti-fluoride camp. They exclude them and leave the reader to draw the false conclusion in ignorance that the only form of fluoridation is water fluoridation -- the method the USA employs.