Navigation Links
Both Parties Need Planks to Restore Scientific Integrity at the CDC
Date:8/27/2008

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), there is a crucial need for both parties to restore scientific integrity to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on several policies. The most egregious is their continued unscientific support for water fluoridation.

"The simplest and quickest way to restore public trust in the CDC is for both Democrats and Republicans to put a commitment to end fluoridation into their party platforms," says Paul Connett, Ph.D., FAN's Executive Director.

According to Connett, "Fluoridated water contains 250 times more fluoride than in mothers' milk. In 1950, when the Public Health Service first endorsed fluoridation, no studies had investigated possible adverse health effects. Today, many published studies show fluoride is harmful, but the CDC is ignoring these studies and continues its relentless promotion and funding of this outdated practice."

The only risk that the CDC acknowledges is dental fluorosis - a tooth discoloration - which impacts 32% of American children (1). Both the ADA and the CDC now advise that fluoridated water not be used to prepare infant formula (2,3).

According to Connett, "this marking of the enamel indicates a child has been over-exposed to fluoride. We are concerned about how fluoride may be affecting the rest of the child's body. Over 20 studies show that fluoride can lower IQ (4,5)."

A 2006 National Research Council fluoride report revealed many health risks, including potential damage to the bones, brain and thyroid gland. The panel concluded that drinking fluoridated water can pose risks to those with thyroid or kidney disorders, diabetics, high water drinkers and infants and recommended that the US EPA lower their safe drinking water standard (6).

This new research has prompted over 1,800 professionals to call for an end to fluoridation worldwide (7).

Meanwhile, researchers reporting in the British Medical Journal (Oct 2007) showed that tooth decay has come down as fast in non-fluoridated countries as fluoridated ones (8).

"It is clear that the CDC's Oral Health Division is misleading the public about the safety and effectiveness of water fluoridation," says Connett.

"They must be held accountable for this. We need both political parties to resist the well-heeled dental lobby. Our children's health and the public's trust in government health agencies is at stake," says Connett.

http://www.FluorideAction.Net

References: http://fluoridealert.org/pr.8-27-08.html


'/>"/>
SOURCE Fluoride Action Network
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Survey: Parents Let Their Own Experiences Affect Drug and Alcohol Boundaries Set for Teens at Prom and Graduation Parties
2. New Survey Suggests That Consumers Are Naive to the Risk of Botox Parties and the Importance of FDA Approval for Cosmetic Injectables
3. Passion Parties Hits the Spot
4. Nurses Across Nation Host SiCKO House Parties to Urge Guaranteed Healthcare as DVD Released
5. New report shows locomotor training restores walking function in child with spinal cord injury
6. AUA 2008: Gastric bypass surgery restores sexual function in morbidly obese men
7. Muscle-derived stem cells prove effective in reparing sphincter damage to restore continence
8. Mylan Restores Availability of Generic Levothyroxine in Florida
9. New book explores how to restore the freedom necessary for scientific advances
10. Former Actor has Mobility Restored With Power Wheelchair Gift From The Scooter Store
11. UCLA scientists restore walking after spinal cord injury
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... From the Speaker Podium ... Technology will share its insights on managing Customers Engagement at SpeechTek 2016 Event, ... 2016, Presence Technology will deliver a Presentation on “5 Customer Engagement Strategies ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Multiple award winning ... and operated for over 35 years. Maintaining core values of exceptional customer service, quality ... and made them a leading name in San Diego plumbing, and other services including ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... This Mother’s Day kicks ... everywhere. The 17th annual National Women’s Health Week takes place May 8-May ... Health are combining forces to empower women to make their health a top priority. ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , ... May 05, 2016 , ... TransWipe Volume 3 ... Pro X. Drag and drop a TransWipe preset between two video clips to instantly ... corner wipes to colored panels with customizable color and orientation options. TransWipe Volume 3 ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) for public stakeholder review. The stakeholder review is an ... that it meets its goals and delivers value to the wool industry., The RWS ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... JERUSALEM , May 4, 2016 ... University of Jerusalem announced today that it had ... BioTheryX, Inc. , developer of novel protein degradation ... the development and commercialization of drug candidates representing first-in-class ... the license were not disclosed. The novel ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... May 4, 2016 ... the  "Global Acute Ischemic Stroke Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Acute Ischemic Stroke Market and Competitive Landscape ... Ischemic Stroke pipeline products, Acute Ischemic Stroke ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016 Global Insulin Needles ... 09 key companies and supported with 272 tables ... study on the current state of the Insulin ... industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain ... for the international market including development history, competitive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: