What about recent reports linking fluoridation to bone cancer?
Recent media coverage has indicated the Harvard School of Medicine is investigating whether a professor downplayed a former student’s research suggesting a link between fluoridated tap water and a rare form of bone cancer in adolescent boys. In a statement, the ADA “cautions the dental profession, public health officials and the public against drawing conclusions based on a lone researcher’s unpublished study. Indeed, the student notes in her thesis that there are several limitations to her study and recommends that the findings be confirmed using data from other studies. For example, she notes that the study may not accurately reflect the actual amount of fluoride consumed by study subjects.”

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1. Does the Contra Costa Water District fluoridate its drinking water?
2. Do the cities and agencies that purchase untreated water from CCWD also fluoridate the water when they treat it?
3. What is water fluoridation? How does it prevent tooth decay?
4. Is fluoridation safe?
5. What about recent reports linking fluoridation to bone cancer?
6. How popular is fluoridated water?
7. Is water fluoridation the best and most cost-effective method for disease prevention?