- 04 Nov 13
1. When did WHO first endorse water fluoridation?
2. Does WHO still endorse water fluoridation?
3. Has WHO updated or revised its endorsement of water fluoridation? Please supply all dates of when reviews were conducted.
4. Were WHOs endorsements preceded by an independent analysis of the relevant scientific literature?
5. Can you confirm our understanding that WHO recommends that, before a community fluoridates the water supply, they should ascertain the total dose of fluoride that citizens are already being exposed to?
6. Would you agree that this recommendation imposes the same obligation on countries (or, where relevant, local authority regions), in which fluoridation of the water supply is already being carried out on the basis of a historical decision – and where that information has not been ascertained?
7. What is the WHO’s best evidence for the safety (or otherwise) of water fluoridation at 0.6-1ppm?
8. Has the WHO reviewed the US National Research Council’s landmark review (NRC Report) on fluoride’s toxicity from 2006?
9. Can you clarify the WHO’s view in relation to the use of fluoridated water in formula milk – and its use for feeding infants?
10. Does the WHO consider that the ‘margin of safety’ between fluoride doses known to cause harm (as indicated in the NRC report), and the uncontrolled doses being ingested by all citizens from all sources of fluoride, particularly in countries where the water is fluoridated, is sufficient to protect all citizens – particularly very vulnerable citizens such as newborns and people with certain diseases?
11. Finally, can you let us know if the WHO has carried out any research into possible allergic reactions to fluoride?