Fluoride Action Network

The National Toxicology Program

This section is dedicated to the National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) long involvement with the issue of fluoride's toxicity. The NTP is the scientific research arm for U.S. regulatory agencies. It comes under the aegis of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The NIEHS, in turn, comes under the umbrella of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NTP 2020-2021: The NASEM Peer Reviewers of it’s Peer-Reviews

Because of the controversy that permeates the issue of fluoride’s toxicity, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) requested the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to be the peer-reviewers of its systematic review of fluoride’s toxicity, also referred to as a monograph.

In turn, the NASEM employed peer reviewers of its peer reviews! They are identified in the Acknowledgments of their March 5, 2020, peer review and in Attachment E of their February 9, 2021, peer review.

NASEM’s peer reviewers of NTP’s two draft reports are listed here.

The NTP’s two draft reports were released on October 22, 2019, and September 16, 2020.

FIRST NASEM peer review of
NTP’s monagraph

SECOND NASEM peer review of
NTP’s monagraph

Overseen by

Martin Philbert, University of Michigan
Jonathan Samet, Colorado School of Public Health

Overseen by

Jonathan Samet (NAM), Colorado School of Public Health

NASEM’s peer-reviewers of its two peer reviews  of NTP’s Monograph

Ana Navas-Acien, Columbia University
David Bellinger, Harvard Medical School
Weihsueh Chiu, Texas A&M University
David Dorman, North Carolina State University
Jayanth Kumar, California Department of Public Health
Karen Robinson, Johns Hopkins University

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