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No. Quoting user Yaverland from Reddit: This blog goes into great detail about the paper published by The Lancet. In addition to the point that "The Lancet" doesn't classify anything, rather it published a paper online that may or may not stand up to further scrutiny... There was one reference to fluoride in the entire study, which was ...


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"Fluoride" is fluoride-containing compounds, such as sodium fluoride or sodium monofluorophosphate. Prozac aka the fluoxetine molecule contains fluorine atoms. The first "rat poison" I thought of was warfarin which doesn't contain fluorine atoms, but looking through a list of other rat poisons there's at least one i.e. fluoroacetamide ...


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Chlorine does evaporate, so if exposed to air (e.g. in a bucket) in warm water (especially under UV light or sunlight) it will probably mostly dissipate overnight. Both fluoride and chloramine will not similarly dissipate, if you want them removed you need to filter them out (e.g. with activated carbon) or distill the water. See: Can You Remove Fluoride ...


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The "poisonous" aspect has already been addressed, but what about that "pineal gland" claim? The pineal gland is located in the brain of vertebrates, and regulates sleep patterns through the production of melatonin. As this is related to both daily and seasonal light changes, the gland does act on visual information, but that information comes from the ...


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There is significant discussion of this issue in Fluoride in Drinking Water: Scientific Review of EPA's Standards (2006), particularly in chapter 8, Effects on the Endocrine System. This book is a publication of the US National Research Council. As with other calcifying tissues, the pineal gland can accumulate fluoride (Luke 1997, 2001). Fluoride has ...


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The Grandjean (China) studies could be not replicated in other countries using a lower standard of water fluoridation, particularly in New Zealand, which uses a similar level of fluoridation as the US. Quoting relevant bits of the 2015 PHS recommendation on this matter: IQ and other neurological effects. The standard letters and approximately 100 unique ...


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There is significant discussion of this issue in Fluoride in Drinking Water: Scientific Review of EPA's Standards (2006), particularly in chapter 8, Effects on the Endocrine System. This book is a publication of the US National Research Council. In humans, changes in melatonin are associated with the status of the reproductive system—onset of puberty, ...


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Q. 1: Are the findings in the study accurately reflected in the article? In the study, as described on Food Research International: Human exposure assessment of fluoride from tea (Camellia sinensis L.): A UK based issue?, they measured the amounts of fluoride in various teas and then only commented (not investigated) their possible side effects as described ...


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A recent carefully conducted study clearly says there is no relationship Fabian's answer addresses the consensus and the problems with the reported methods (or their lack) of the Chinese studies quoted by the anti-fluoride movement. But a recently reported and carefully conducted study from New Zealand specifically studies the reported link between intake of ...


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There does seem to be evidence that fluoride in water can aid the bioavailability of aluminum, at least in rabbits. "Al levels in tibia were significantly increased by the addition of F to the drinking water, even in animals receiving no Al in their drinking water." Interactive effects of fluoride and aluminum uptake and accumulation in bones of rabbits ...


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The answer to the question about Mullenix losing her position after the publication of the article is that it is true per Christopher Bryson's book: On May 18,1994 -- just days after the paper had been accepted -- Forsyth fired Mullenix (23). Concerning the wrongful termination suit that she filed against her former employer which was settled out of ...


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Yes, fluoride is dangerous, if consumed in excess, of any source. But also no: real tea (that is made from Camellia sinensis plant, which has relatively high levels of fluoride) consumed in usual amounts (compared as 'usual consumer behaviour' like in high-amount tea drinking populations like Frisia, Ireland, Turkey, China, Japan or the UK) are unlikely ...


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Cannot confirm the above, but there are plenty of examples where cavities rates went DOWN when fluoridation ended, for example: Caries frequency before and after discontinuation of water fluoridation in Kuopio, Finland In spite of discontinued water fluoridation, no indication of an increasing trend of caries could be found in Kuopio. The mean numbers ...


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She was dismissed, or her contract not renewed, because she was not successful in winning grant money. The substance of her challenge to that decision was based on discrimination as a female. Fluoride didn't come into the legal proceedings. The document describing the legal action: MULLENIX v. FORSYTH DENTAL INFIRMARY FOR CHILDREN As you can see from this ...


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Clearly there are harmful components, otherwise studies such as this wouldn't exist: Comparison of hydrofluorosilicic acid and pharmaceutical sodium fluoride as fluoridating agents—A cost–benefit analysis http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901113000087 From the abstract: "The U.S. could save $1 billion to more than $5 billion/year by ...


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