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Main Title Fluoride in drinking water : a scientific review of EPA's standards /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 228146877
ISBN 0309657997; 9780309657990; 9780309657969; 0309657962
Subjects Fluorine--Physiological effect ; Water--Fluoridation--United States ; Fluorides--adverse effects ; Fluorides--toxicology ; MEDICAL--Preventive Medicine ; MEDICAL--Forensic Medicine ; MEDICAL--Public Health
Internet Access
Description Access URL
HathiTrust Digital Library
National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM CD-ROM RA591.7.F56 2006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/31/2019
Collation 1 online resource (xix, 507 pages) : illustrations
Includes bibliographical references. Print version record. Electronic reproduction.
Contents Notes
Measures of exposure to fluoride in the United States -- Pharmacokinetics of fluoride -- Effects of fluoride on teeth -- Musculoskeletal effects -- Reproductive and developmental effects of fluoride -- Neurotoxicity and neurobehavioral effects -- Effects on the endocrine system -- Effects on the gastrointestinal, renal, hepatic, and immune systems -- Genotoxicity and carcinogenicity -- Drinking water standards for fluoride. Most people associate fluoride with the practice of intentionally adding fluoride to public drinking water supplies for the prevention of tooth decay. However, fluoride can also enter public water systems from natural sources, including runoff from the weathering of fluoride-containing rocks and soils and leaching from soil into groundwater. Fluoride pollution from various industrial emissions can also contaminate water supplies. In a few areas of the United States fluoride concentrations in water are much higher than normal, mostly from natural sources. Fluoride is one of the drinking water contaminants regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because it can occur at these toxic levels. In 1986, the EPA established a maximum allowable concentration for fluoride in drinking water of 4 milligrams per liter, a guideline designed to prevent the public from being exposed to harmful levels of fluoride. Fluoride in Drinking Water reviews research on various health effects from exposure to fluoride, including studies conducted in the last 10 years.