Too Little Data to Back Up Fluoride Toxicity Claims, EPA Argues

June 8, 2020, 5:50 PM

There isn’t enough reliable data to determine whether fluoride in drinking water poses neurological health risks, the EPA argued before a federal judge in California on Monday.

Health advocacy groups, including Food and Water Watch, the Fluoride Action Network, and Moms Against Fluoridation, argue fluoride is a neurotoxin. They unsuccessfully petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency in 2016 to stop the decades-long practice of adding it to drinking water and followed up with a lawsuit that has risen to a trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Attorney John Do, arguing for the EPA, said there’s ...

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