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This report presents a review of the scientific basis of the Environmental Protection Agency's levels for fluoride, and the adequacy for protecting children and others from adverse health effects. Chapter contents include an introduction to fluoride in drinking water and its history; measures of exposure to fluoride; pharmacokinetics of fluoride; effects of fluoride on teeth, effects on systems including musculoskeletal, reproductive and developmental, endocrine, gastrointestinal, renal, hepatic, and immune; neurotoxicity and neurobehavioral effects, as well as genotoxicity and carcinogenicity. The final chapter focuses on drinking water standards for fluoride. References are provided and appendices include biographical information on committee members, supplementary information on measures of exposure to fluoride, ecologic studies in epidemiology, comparative pharmokinetics of rates and humans, and detailed information on endocrine studies of fluoride. A Report in Brief is also avaiable.
Keywords: Fluorides, Water, Oral health, Disease prevention, Adverse effects, Environmental exposure, Carcinogens, Medical research, Oral health