Fluoride and health : epidemiological studies of fluoride exposure and hip fracture, myocardial infarction and osteosarcoma


A new study has recently come across our radar (found @ Open Parachute – thanks Ken). Whilst the paper does conclude, “fluoride exposure from municipal drinking water does not appear to be associated with increased risk for hip fracture, myocardial infarction, or osteosarcoma in Sweden,” one may wonder why a Department of Dental Medicine is operating so far outside of its normal scope of operations (although we have seen this before).

In fairness to the author(s), limitations are acknowledged:

“We lack information on potential confounders such as additional socioeconomic variables and height at diagnosis. Moreover, misclassification of exposure when we only assess fluoride exposure from drinking water, other dietary source for fluoride (food, beverages, and dental hygiene products) might account for an important part of the total fluoride load. And additionally, non-differential misclassification of exposure (i.e. individuals categorized as exposed could in fact be unexposed and vice versa). We cannot rule out that the above mentioned methodological limitations may have influenced the results.”

Of course, as noted by the NRC in 2006, the sources of fluoride that contribute to the total fluoride load are vast. All such studies therefore will run into numerous difficulties.


Author: AFA Mildura

Administrator, Anti-Fluoridation Association of Mildura

6 thoughts on “Fluoride and health : epidemiological studies of fluoride exposure and hip fracture, myocardial infarction and osteosarcoma

  1. Mate, if you can’t differentiate between calcium fluoride and sodium fluoride you might as well stick a fork in your eye because you have such a basic grasp of the topic that we’re better off without you. Go suck a square lemon and sacrifice your firstborn to mollock. Stick it.

  2. After 70 years of use and 368 million people using C.W.F. daily, you must have reams of case histories of people who have been harmed by fluoride at .7PPM,
    Or are you the scientifically Illiterate one

  3. Anyone who thinks that taking fluoride in water is anything but harmful and useless is scientifically illiterate.

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