Originally posted by Metal Brain
There is a link between fluoride and bone cancer. Be careful.
Having read that article I feel that there is a word missing from your post.
As in there MIGHT be a link between fluoride and cancer.
There is also a link between toast and cancer.
And bacon, and ham, and...
What that article is saying is that there is a yet to be peer reviewed dissertation paper
that suggests with an unspecified level of confidence that there is an unspecified increase
in risk of a vary rare form of an already very rare disease.
Childhood cancer is very rare (circa 150 cases per million in the uk, or 0.015
the cancer of this study accounts for 3% of childhood cancers (0.00045% of kids)
So even if this caused a massive 50% increase in risk of kids getting this cancer
you are talking about an extra 0.000225% of kids getting cancer.
Or 2.25 kids per million. Or at a mortality rate of 50% 1 extra child death per million kids.
Assuming (and it's a big assumption) as I say that this causes a massive 50% increase in risk.
Now I personally don't believe in fluoridation of the water supply as it means those of us that
use fluoride toothpaste get a double dose. And fluoride can certainly cause health issues in
large enough doses.
But the article you linked to is lacking in perspective. And almost all of the relevant details.