Monday, May 16, 2005

A maternalistic approach to prevention -- Michels 34 (1): 3 -- International Journal of Epidemiology:

"The water fluoridation in most parts of the USA follows a utilitarian principle from which many benefit in the form of a reduced incidence of dental decay, but an increase in the risk of cancer observed in animal experiments cannot be excluded for humans. Many European countries do not follow this example, and fluoridation of the drinking water has still not been implemented to this day due to the potential risk of cancer associated with fluoride intake."