August 20, 2008
‘Report Says Fluoride’s in No Way Beneficial’
The Government's own commissioned report decided that there is absolutely no evidence that fluoride benefits teeth and that there could actually be a "disbenefit".
Its researchers found that about half of all children in fluoridated areas have dental and sometimes skeletal fluorosis, much of it "worrying." Future long term effects include thyroid deficiency and cancer.
At its last meeting in November the Nuffield Council on Bio- Ethics considered the addition of fluoride to the water supply unethical.
Professor J. Montgomery of Southampton University said that if health authorities wish to impose fluoridation on the public, then they have a duty and a moral obligation to give full information about its dangers. Could Kate Taylor-Weetman tell us when these disclosures will be made?
KATE BOULTON Biddulph
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