Volume 84 Issue 36 | pp. 34-37
Issue Date: September 4, 2006

Fluoride Risks Are Still A Challenge

Conference debates water fluoridation, sulfuryl fluoride, and problems with EPA limits
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

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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