Fluoridation is the addition of fluoride into public drinking water to prevent cavities in the teeth of people who drink it. However fluorine is a poisonous gas and has been shown to be toxic to health.
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Engineering and Administrative Recommendations for Water Fluoridation, 1995
US government instructions for proper handling and treatment of fluoridation chemicals and equipment and training guidelines for personnel.
Fluoridation of Public Water Systems: Valid Exercise of State Police Power or Constitutional Violation?
Article by Douglas A. Balog, in Pace Environmental Law Review, Summer 1997. [PDF]
Fluoride and Fluorosis
Information on fluoride and how to diagnose and avoid fluorosis from the Fluorosis Research and Rural Development Foundation of India. Includes scientific bibliography.
Fluoride News Tracker
Provides news briefs from around the world regarding the use of fluoridation.
Includes history and patent information on fluoride-containing products.
International Society for Fluoride Research
Provides details of conferences, and features current and archived issues of the quarterly journal.
National Academies Press - Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards
The March 2006 576 page report is the most comprehensive report on fluoride's scientifically-referenced adverse health effects. Can be read for free online
National Academy Press - Health Effects of Ingested Fluoride
A 1993 study examining fluoride exposure and risk of bone fracture, effects on organs and reproduction, genotoxicity, carcinogenicity, metabolism, and related issues.
National Pure Water Association
Comprehensive descriptions of fluoridation of water and its effects. Current affairs on the water fluoridation and home of the campaign for safe, non-fluoridated water.
North Coast Fluoride Information Network
Pro-fluoridation site states, "The evidence supporting the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of fluoridation of community water supplies comes from multiple sources covering 50 years of legitimate research published in peer reviewed journals, including both long term studies on large populations, recent confirmatory studies, and comprehensive literature reviews."
Review of Fluoride: Benefits and Risks
Report of a 1991 U.S. Public Health Service evaluation of fluoride in the diet and in drinking water.
Why Fluoridation Is Important
Subtitle: "Don't Let the Poisonmongers Scare You!" Discusses many arguments against fluoridation and how those tend to be invalid or incorrect.
Science and Ethics of Water Fluoridation
Article published in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association questions the ethics and safety of water fluoridation. [PDF] (November 01, 2001)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association - Dietary Fluoride Supplement Protocol for the New Millennium
Journal article. Canadian Dental Association recommends no routine fluoride supplementation until permanent teeth erupt. (July 01, 2000)
Fluoride, Hydrogen Fluoride and Fluorine
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services report about toxicity of fluoride included that to certain subsets of the population. (April 01, 1993)
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