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EPA Ordered to Reinstate Whistleblower
The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to reinstate a senior scientist and pay him $ 50,000 for emotional distress after he was fired allegedly for whistleblowing activities. The Administrative Law Judge concluded that EPA’s reason for the firing were “a pretext” and that Marcus really was dismissed “because he publicly questioned and opposed EPA’s fluoride policy.”
The Lancet: More About Fluoride
William L. Marcus, chief toxicologist for the Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water programme, claimed that the original findings of the NTP study showed the cancer hazard from fluoridated drinking water to be greater than the NTP was telling the public.
Fluoride bioassay study under scrutiny
A recent animal study by the National Toxicology Program that failed to give fluoride a totally clean bill of health is now being questioned as being maybe too lenient on the widely used tooth decay preventative. Also, a government panel appointed to assess the risks and benefits of human exposure to fluoride and to put the NTP study into broader perspective is apparently running into some problems and has delayed its final report.
Weak Link on Fluoride and Cancer Is Backed
A panel of scientific experts today endorsed the findings of a Federal investigation showing that a compound widely used to fluoridate public water supplies may cause bone cancer in male rats.
Caries Preventative Already Has One Rap Against It
The NTP’s findings will make it difficult for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to classify fluoride a carcinogen, thereby terminating 40 years of public-water fluoridation in the United States.
summary In the early 1980s, the Environmental Protection Agency sought to determine the maximum level of fluoride in drinking water this is safe for human consumption. As part of this review, the EPA solicited the recommendations of a Surgeon General panel of scientists and doctors. The panel’s conclusions were clear: both moderate and severe dental fluorosis […]
South Carolina Petitions EPA to Relax Fluoride Standard
The Washington Post December 10, 1981 Too Much Fluoride in the Water? By Walter Pincus It wasn’t that long ago when some conservative groups were opposing the introduction of fluoride into local water systems, saying that the addition of the chemical to fight tooth decay was a sign that communism was taking over. Well, fluoride […]
Fluoride Concerns Surface Once Again
Despite decades of adding fluoride to drinking water to protect teeth from decay, there are growing concerns about the efficacy and the safety of this practice. Spurred by new research on fluoride’s health effects and at the request of the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC) has begun another review of the problems of water fluoridation.
Fluoride Report Confirms EPA Union’s 20-year-old Concerns
The NRC’s report “Fluoride in Drinking Water” vindicates the EPA Union’s expressed concerns about fluoride toxicity dating back to 1986, when we defined severe dental fluorosis as an adverse health effect as the NRC just did. The NRC Committee also found that it was likely that there is an increase in bone fractures and increased risk of Stage II skeletal fluorosis among people drinking water at the 4 milligrams of fluoride per liter (mg/L) level. Again, our union has been saying this for years.
EPA May Challenge Employee Right to Sue in Novel Fluoride Case
EPA may challenge the recent move by the union representing EPA’s professionals to join environmentalists in a suit over Safe Drinking Water Act health standards for fluoride, sources say, using the argument that the group has no “standing” to intervene because the workers are part of EPA itself. The National Federation of Federal Employees 2050 local has filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting a lawsuit brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council seeking a vastly strengthened fluoride drinking water standard.