The York Review was done by
the University of York in England and paid for by the Department
of Health. Its' goal was to determine the effects of water fluoridation
on the population by reviewing existing research.
This 110 page report, known
as the York Report, is being touted by proponents as giving fluoridation
a clean bill of health.
Highlights of the report.
3,231 studies - rejected 93% or 3,017 studies - used 214 studies.
these studies selected, the vast majority were graded as Level
C "poor quality with a risk of bias." None reached
the highest quality (Level A).
ALL animal and toxicological studies.
the question of Total Fluoride Intake from all sources.
a water fluoride level of 1.0 ppm, the prevalence of fluorosis
was estimated to be 48%
quoting - "The scope of this review is not broad enough to answer
independently the question 'should fluoridation be undertaken on a broad scale in the UK'? Important
considerations outside the bounds of this review include the
cost-effectiveness of a fluoridation program, total fluoride
exposure from environmental and non-environmental sources other
than water, environmental and ecological effects of artificial
fluoridation and the ethical and legal debates."
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York report [500k .PDF file]