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Does Fluoridation Up Bone Cancer Risk?

Study Examines Boyhood Drinking of Fluoridated Water and Possible Links to Osteosarcoma

Caution About Study continued...

The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit watchdog organization, says water fluoridation should stop until further research can refute or confirm Bassin's findings. Tim Kropp, PhD, is a senior scientist at EWG.

"About 65% of the U.S. water supply has added fluoride," Kropp tells WebMD. "With evidence this strong, it only makes sense to act on it. Right now, it makes the most sense to put fluoride in toothpaste, and not into our water. It's not like this is a huge contaminant that will cost billions of dollars to fix. We can just stop adding it to our water it if we want to."

According to the American Cancer Society, every year some 900 Americans -- 400 of them children and teens -- get osteosarcoma.

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