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Every U.S. Surgeon General for the last forty years has endorsed water fluoridation. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin's Endorsement of Community Water Fluoridation, 2013.

At least 100 million Americans have been drinking fluoridated water for many decades. 72 percent of the U.S. population served by community systems has fluoridated water.
--CDC Water Fluoridation Homepage. http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/65_years.htm . Accessed July 15, 2013

Toothpaste is only poisonous in large doses. A 30-pound child would have to ingest an entire six-ounce tube of toothpaste, and an adult about four tubes before needing the Emergency Room according to the Poison Control Center.
-- PolitiFacts Website. "Milwaukee alderman says fluoride in toothpaste is a poison". http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2012/jul/09/jim-bohl/milwaukee-alderman-says-fluoride-toothpaste-poison/

A 2017 Canadian study shows no evidence of a relationship between fluoride exposure and the diagnosis of a thyroid condition.

A 2017 article published in British Dental Journal shows there is no statistically significant association of CWF with ADHD prevalence.

The National Cancer Institute has stated: “Many studies, in both humans and animals, have shown no association between fluoridated water and risk for cancer,” and in 2006 a panel of the National Research Council — an arm of the National Academies of Science — found no convincing evidence of a causal link between fluoridation and cancer.
--National Cancer Institute Website. Water Fluoridation Fact Sheet. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/fluoridated-water Accessed July 15, 2013.
--National Research Council. Carcinogenicity of fluoride. In: Subcommittee on Health Effects of Ingested Fluoride, editor. Health Effects of Ingested Fluoride . Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1993.

"The findings from this study provide no evidence that higher levels of fluoride (whether natural or artificial) in drinking water in GB lead to greater risk of either osteosarcoma or Ewing sarcoma."
--Karen Blakey, Richard G Feltbower, Roger C Parslow, Peter W James, Basilio Gómez Pozo, Charles Stiller, Tim J Vincent, Paul Norman, Patricia A McKinney, Michael F Murphy, Alan W Craft, and Richard JQ McNally Is fluoride a risk factor for bone cancer? Small area analysis of osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma diagnosed among 0–49-year-olds in Great Britain, 1980–2005 Int. J. Epidemiol. 2014 : dyt259v1-dyt259.

A leading spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that “ 60 years of research has shown that there’s no persuasive evidence that points to any harm from community water fluoridation.”
--Dr. Bill Bailey, CDC Podcast 7/17/2008. http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=9927#transcript

Fluoridation opponents cite an “exploratory” Harvard study in the mid-1990s associating fluoride with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. The author herself described the study as having “limitations. ” In addition, the principal investigator of the study has stated that further analysis does not support this association .
--CDC Water Fluoridation Homepage. http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/65_years.htm Accessed July 15, 2013.

Studies cited as showing a link between lower IQ and fluoride have been proven to be problematic. British researchers evaluated the studies from China and other countries and found "basic errors." An October 2012 Harvard study noted similar problems with these studies as well. These researchers pointed out that the lower IQ could be traced to other factors, involved fluoride levels that were at least double or triple the level of fluoridated drinking water in the U.S. and the average difference “may be within the measurement error of IQ testing.”

--American Academy of Pediatrics- Campaign for Dental Health, ILikemyTeeth.org and "Harvard Study on Fluoride and Neurotoxicity: Not What it Seems" , Accessed December 17, 2013.

The overwhelming evidence shows the benefits of water fluoridation far outweigh any perceived risk. A 2006 study by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council examined 408 studies on fluoridation, and concluded that water fluoridation offers clear benefits without solid evidence of negative health effects.
--National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) (2007). "A systematic review of the efficacy an d safety of fluoridation" (PDF) . http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/PUBLICATIONS/synopses/_files/eh41.pdf .

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