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Posted January 17, 2006
Dentist-researchers Burt and Eklund tell us in this book what they would never discuss in public. For example: * Fluoridation is based more on unproven theories than scientific evidence. * Fluoride is not an essential nutrient. It isn't even a nutrient * Fluoride incorporated into developing teeth does NOT reduce tooth decay but does increase fluorosis. Alleged beneficial effects occur topically. * There is no evidence that 'optimal' fluoride intake inhibits cavities. In fact, the authors suggest 'optimum intake' of fluoride be dropped from common usage. * Near universal fluoridation in the U.S.A. hasn't leveled out tooth decay rates, instead fluorosis has spread and increased. * Not every possible hypothesis regarding fluoride and human health was tested before beginning fluoridation. * 'No clear reasons for the caries (cavities) decline (in the U.S.) have been identified' * At between 3 and 4 times 'optimal,' fluoride causes tooth decay * A 1943 estimation that .05 mg ingested fluoride per kilogram of body weight could reduce cavities was misinterpreted, over time, as the 'optimal' fluoride dose, a level never scientifically verified. * 'Dental fluorosis cannot be classed as a public health problem in the United States ... It would be a mistake, however, to assume that it could not become so.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.