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Fluoride Causes Cancer ?

Water contains some levels of fluoride. Water fluoridation is a process of adding a measured amount of fluoride in the drinking water supplies so that it approximately reaches a level of 1 ppm or 1 mg/L fluoride. This specific amount is added to prevent the occurrence of tooth decay. For a long time, the link between cancer and fluoride water has been debated. To know whether

fluoride causes cancer

or not, read the following article.

Beginning of Water Fluoridation (U.S.A)

Grand Rapids

from Michigan specified the amount of fluoride in drinking water supplies to 1.0 ppm in the year of 1945. Hence, Michigan became the first city in the U.S. to implement water fluoridation at a community level. According to

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

, water fluoridation is one of the main achievements in the 20th century with respect to public health.

Fluoride Causes Cancer ?

As mentioned earlier, the link between cancer and fluoride water has been in debated for a long time. According to a study conducted by the National Toxicology Program in the year 1990, it was revealed that a high number of

osteosarcomas

(bone tumors) were observed in male rats. These rats were given water containing high amounts of fluoride for two years. Although, several other studies in animals and humans have not shown a clear link between cancer and fluoride water.

Public Health Service (PHS)

conducted a report in February 1991, which stated that there is no clear evidence of such type of link between cancer and fluoride in humans. This report was based on a survey of 50 human population studies spanning for nearly 40 years. This survey concluded that a specific fluoride level in drinking water “does not pose a potential risk of cancer in humans.”

Hence, till now there has not been any actual evidence which established a strong link between cancer and fluoridated drinking water.

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