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Water: Health groups petition EPA to ban water fluoridation

December 06, 2016
Health advocacy groups are trying a new tack in their effort to ban fluoridation of drinking water, petitioning EPA to use its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authority to ban the longstanding practice -- introduced in the 1940s to promote dental health – because it poses neurotoxicity risks. “EPA should exercise its authority under TSCA to prohibit fluoridation additives because application of the Agency’s own Guidelines for Neurotoxicity Risk Assessment to the existing database on fluoride shows that . ...


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