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Baby  Formula and Fluoridated Water

The first Icon Link is a document from the CDC demonstrating how the CDC basically covers their butt from any liability in the event that formula fed babies end up developing dental fluorosis.



At the end of the CDC document  is a note from Citizens for Safe Water specifying that even though the CDC (like Health Canada) claim that moderate and severe degrees of dental fluorosis occur in less than 5% of the population, two of the most rigorous scientific systematic reviews on the effects of water fluoridation (Year 2000 York Review) and (Year 2015 Cochrane Review) found that moderate degrees of dental fluorosis develop in 12% of kids growing up in fluoridated regions. 

The Cochrane Review also states that 40% of children growing up in fluoridated regions will develop mild degrees of fluorosis.


Also Included are links to:

  • three page document titled Fluoride Formula Calculations showing, on page 1, how babies fed formula mixed with fluoridated water receive amounts of fluoride that exceed the Canadian Dental Association’s daily limits, and far surpass amounts of fluoride found in breast milk. Pages 2 and 3 of this doc provide the formulas, and references needed for making the calculations on page 1.

  • A letter from the chair of the advisory panel for the year 2000 British York Review followed by the complete review which at the time was considered the most rigorous and respected scientific review on the effects of water fluoridation.

  • A summary of the year 2015 Cochrane review on the effects of water fluoridation.

    Note: The Cochrane Review along with the year 2000 York Review, and the 2006 US National Academies of Sciences, National Research Council's, 3.5 year review of fluoride in drinking water are considered to be the most rigorous and respected scientific reviews on the effects of water fluoridation.

What is Dental Fluorosis
Moderate Fluorosis
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