EPA Changes Mind About Fluoride?

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  1. leesw

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    I don't know if folks have heard because this happened a few months ago but it didn't get any media attention that I could see.

    But the EPA is now saying that we shouldn't have fluoride in drinking water or toothpaste or at least should have much less. They now say it causes cancer, brittle bones and hormone disruption (whatever that is). Here's an article about it: EPA Reverses Itself On Fluoride.

    My question is, it's been 60 years and it appears that a lot of the research that changed their mind has been around for a while. Why are they just now telling us this? A lot of people, including dentists and medical professionals (not to mention a ton of alternative medicine folks) have been saying it's bad for a long, long time.

    Anyway, I thought it was interesting that they've reversed themselves after 60 years.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    That's the biggest invitation for a marriage joke I've seen on BB.:laugh:
     
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    The answer to your question is found by researching the original article.

    There was no "reversal" of opinion.
    There is a recognized benefit to controlled doses of floride.
    They've also known that there are significant hazzards to overdosage.

    Recently they've come to realize that people are getting their floride from a variety of sources and that they should reduce the recommended levels found in community water supplies.


    Rob
     
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    EPA Changes Mind About Fluoride

    Not again!
     
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    How many times has the EPA changed its mind on fluoride?
     

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