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Fluoride

First-ever government review of fluoride/thyroid toxicology

2008-05-19 15:54:10 - There is clear evidence that small amounts of
fluoride, at or near levels added to U.S. water supplies,
present potential risks to the thyroid gland, according to the
National Research Council's (NRC) first-ever published review of the
fluoride/thyroid literature.(A)

Fluoride, in the form of silicofluorides, injected into 2/3 of U.S.
public water supplies, ostensibly to reduce tooth decay, was never
safety-tested.(B)

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fluoride - general health - alt health (10 Facts about Fluoride)

Fluoride Action Network
December 2006

1) 97% of western Europe has chosen fluoride-free water. This includes: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland. (While some European countries add fluoride to salt, the majority do not.) Thus, rather than mandating fluoride treatment for the whole population, western Europe allows individuals the right to choose, or refuse, fluoride.

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Excess flouride in drinking water poses health risk: UN report

New York, Nov. 25 (PTI): Excessive amounts of fluoride in drinking water is exposing millions of people around the world to risks ranging from often crippling skeletal problems to milder dental conditions, a new report released by UN health agency says.

The report finds that the widespread effects of fluoride in drinking water remain largely unrecognised and neglected, and that much of the suffering could easily be prevented.

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Did Harvard study downplay risk of fluoride?

The Associated Press
July 27, 2005

BOSTON - Harvard University said it is investigating whether a dentistry professor who edits a newsletter funded by a toothpaste maker played down research showing an increased cancer risk from drinking fluoridated tap water.

The school will work with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to review Chester DouglassÂ’ research into fluoride exposure and osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, Harvard Medical School spokesman John Lacey said.

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Plans for fluoride 'in all water'

Monday, 12 May, 2003

The move is being considered to help reduce tooth decay among children in "deprived" areas, according to The Sunday Times.

Such a measure would prove controversial as critics fear fluoride could be linked to increased risks of cancer, hip fractures, kidney trouble and birth defects.

But the government has previously insisted there is no evidence to support claims of health risks from adding chemicals to drinking water.

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