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UK Against Fluoridation

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

USA - Recommend against fluoride

Martin County commissioners to sink teeth into fluoride issue
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Martin County Commission shares views on fluoride debate
By GEORGE ANDREASSI
george.andreassi@scripps.com
December 13, 2006
STUART — With a Tuesday decision looming on whether or not to add fluoride to Martin County's drinking water, Utilities Director John Polley said he would recommend against adding fluoride because of health concerns raised in recent reports.
"I will recommend against it when it comes before the board," Polley said Tuesday.
Many medical organizations — including the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association — support adding small amounts of fluoride to drinking water to promote dental health.
But Polley said a National Research Council study on fluoride issued in March convinced him to make his recommendation. He also cited a Nov. 9 memo from the American Dental Association that recommends fluoridated water not be used to mix powdered baby formula.
"My reading of the report indicates that there is a potential for harm, in particular in infants," Polley said.
Polley, however, admitted that he had not read the entire report, which is more than 400 pages long.
I wonder who has read the 400 page report? You can vote and add comment on paper's web apge.

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