There are 6 major government
reports which have reviewed fluoridation. The issue of fluoridation
is not a new one but one thing is self-evident: water fluoridation
is not 100% safe as we're always told.
The most famous report is probably the Natick Report (suburb
of Boston Massachusetts, USA). It was done in response to whether
they should fluoridate their water supply. With so many conflicting
claims, both positive and negative, they decided to do an impartial
Report - full document
(100 pages 400k PDF file)
The York Report was commissioned by the England health department
to review fluoridation claims by analyzing hundreds of existing
studies. Unfortunately, it's results were so distorted by the
British Medical Society that the Chairman of the report had to
issue a public statement to correct their blatant "misstatements."
Letter of the Chairman clarifying what the report actually
A comparison of what the York Report said vs.
what the British Dental Assoc. (BDA)
and British Medical Assoc. (BMA)
London Financial Times commentary
on the controversy.
Nexus magazine cites specific "misstatements"
in the report.
York Report Summary
Report - full document
(110 pages 500k PDF file)
Task Force on Water Fluoridation
considered the possibility of fluoridating the water supply and
created a Task Force to provide an unbiased analysis. Completed
in October of 1997, it addresses health, environmental, ethical,
and a variety of other issues.
Task Force Summary
Brisbane Task Force Report -
full document (110 pages 354k PDF file)
Ontario Report -
Benefits and Risks of Water Fluoridation
The Ontario Report
was completed in November of 1999 but its release was delayed
until the beginning of 2001. It's analysis of fluoridation was
less than a ringing ensorsement of the practice
(3 pages, 20k PDF file)
Ontario Report - full
document (80 pages,
200k PDF file)
A fluoridation analysis done by Board of Health in Wilmington
Massachusetts, USA. . A very succinct 5 page review released
in Feb. 2000
Report - full document
(5 pages, 20k PDF file)
British Medical Journal
The UK Department of
Health asked a working group to identify areas of uncertainty,
the risks of water fluoridation and to recommend research needed
to clarify the situation. In Sept 2002 they published their findings
in the British Medical Journal.
One of the main recommendations made by the working group was
to compare the amount of fluoride that the body absorbs from
naturally fluoridated water supplies with the amount absorbed
from artificially fluoridated water.
Report - full
document (100 pages,
2084k PDF file)
Although not government reports,
the following analysis provide valuable insight into a variety
of fluoridation issues.
& Human Rights
An analysis of how forced mass medication of the population is
contrary to the more recent international treaties.
& Human Rights - full
document (14 pages,
150k PDF file)
Fluoridation & Cancer
An analysis cities
cancer rated before and after fluoridated.
& Cancer - full
document (7 pages,
80k PDF file)
Legal Issues Of Fluoridation
Dental Didactics prepares
learning materials for dentists. In this report, they discuss
the legal issues related to fluoridation of public water supplies.
- Understand the basis of constitutional
court challenges to fluoridation
- Be acquainted with pathologic
conditions associated with excessive fluoride exposure/consumption/overdose
- Review the possibly unnoticed
sources of fluoride exposure in the environment and food chain
- Be prepared to enter private
discussion or public debate with an understanding of the legalities
Didactics Overview - Summary
(7 pages, 30k PDF file)
Legal Analysis: Fluoridation of Public
Valid Exercise of State Police Power or Consitutional Violation
An excellent law review
article published in 1977 discussing the merits and the law of
previous legal cases.
Law Review Article - full
document (23 pages,
280k PDF file)
Review of the California Oral Health Needs Assessment
This report was commissioned
by the City of Escondito California USA to review a draft of
the study which convinced the California legislature to pass
mandatory fluoriation. The analysis had to be done on a draft
of the report since a final version was never completed nor peer-reviewed
as normally required for published scientific research.
Interestingly, the author was under indictment
with the Oregon State Supreme
Court for election code violations concerning an Oregon fuoridation
ballot issue. He later became California's State Dental Director.
COHNA Report - full
document (27 pages,
215k PDF file)