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Dentist Farran made many errors clearly indicating he didn't bone up on fluoride science
These are some of his mistakes
1) fluoride works by ingesting. It does not. The CDC says fluoride hardens outer enamel by topical means and the fluoride levels that emerge from saliva to bathe teeth topically are too low to be beneficial. Also the Cochran report says 500 ppm fluoride does not reduce tooth decay so how can 1 ppm reduce tooth decay. See: http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/caries/topical_systemic/
2) Fluoride isn't linked to C-reactive proteins, an indicator of inflammation linked to cancer and arthritis. Yes it is. One such study is here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22926451
3) Endorsing organizations represent ALL their members belief in fluoridation. That's not true as many professionals who oppose fluoridation still belong to their specialty associations for business and learning reasons. Besides most decisions are made by a small governing body.
4) All 6,000 hits he received when he plugged in "fluoridation" into pubmed prove fluoridation is safe and and effective. Not true - besides many studies showing harm, most of the 6,000 studies were about teeth. At least 3 studies show dentists are still wrong about fluoride's mode of action - topical not systemic. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22918012 and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17899898
Sep 10, 2012