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December 02, 2008 9:15PM

Ingesting a pea size amount of toothpaste is equivelent to drinking 8 oz of tap water! Go here: Get the professional statement: The publication in 2006 of a 500-page review of fluoride's toxicology by a distinguished panel appointed by the National Research Council of the National Academies (NRC, 2006). The NRC report concluded that the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) safe drinking water standard for "uoride (i.e. maximum contaminant level goal or MCLG) of 4 parts per million (ppm) is unsafe and should be lowered. Despite over 60 years of "uoridation, the report listed many basic research questions that have not been addressed. Still, the panel reviewed a large body of literature in which "uoride has a statistically signi!cant association with a wide range of adverse effects. These include an increased risk of bone fractures, decreased thyroid function, lowered IQ, arthritic-like conditions, dental "uorosis and, possibly, osteosarcoma. The average fluoride daily intakes (*) associated with many of these adverse effects are reached by some people consuming water at the concentration levels now used for fluoridation -- especially small children, above average water drinkers, diabetics, people with poor kidney function and other vulnerable subgroups. For example, the average "uoride daily intake associated with impaired thyroid function in people with iodine de!ciency (about 12% of the US population) is reached by small children with average consumption of "uoridated water at 1 ppm and by people of any age or weight with moderate to high "uoridated water consumption. Of special note among the animal studies is one in which rats fed water containing 1 ppm "uoride had an increased uptake of aluminum into the brain, with formation of beta-amyloid plaques, which is a classic marker of Alzheimer's disease pathology in humans. Considering the substantial variation in individual water intake, exposure to fluoride from many other sources, its accumulation in the bone and other calcifying tissues and the wide range of human sensitivity to any toxic substance, fluoridation provides NO margin of safety for many adverse effects, especially lowered thyroid function. T he Profes s ional s ' Statemen t Cal l i ng for an end to Water F l uor idat ion 8RECENT EVENTS Make action to end water "uoridation U R G E N T * Note: "Daily intake" takes into account the exposed individual's bodyweight and is measured in mg. of "uoride per kilogram bodyweight.