Issue Date: September 4, 2006
Fluoride Risks Are Still A Challenge
The controversy about the risks of fluoride is unlikely to be resolved soon, a meeting held in late July strongly suggests.
Ever since fluoride was first added to water supplies in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1945 to prevent tooth decay, the practice has been controversial. Some claim it does little or nothing to prevent tooth decay and is dangerous for health. Others, including most dentists and public health officials, say it significantly lowers rates of . . .
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