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Fluoride (Endocrine Disruption)

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Topic Overview

CASRN: 16984-48-8
Status: Topic under consideration

Background Information

Fluoride is used to prevent tooth decay by its addition to municipal water supplies and dental products (such as toothpaste). Fluoride is also used in consumer products (such as cleaning supplies) and industrial applications. People are primarily exposed to fluoride from drinking water and use of fluorinated products. Water fluoridation represents 30% to 70% of an individual's total exposure. Workers in some occupations may be exposed to fluoride by inhaling fluoride compounds at their place of employment.

Current Status

Fluoride has been nominated to NTP for evaluation of non-cancer health outcomes. NTP requested information about fluoride on October 7, 2015, in the Federal Register. At the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors meeting on December 2, 2015, NTP proposed conducting separate analyses of fluoride exposure and endocrine health effects. NTP will examine the extent of available literature to inform its decision on whether or not to propose conducting a formal assessment of the scientific literature to reach conclusions regarding whether exposure to fluoride is a hazard for non-thyroid endocrine health.

Documents

Documents for Fluoride (endocrine disruption)
Date Document
Oct 07, 2015 Federal Register notice for nomination (PDF HTML)

Meetings & Events

Listing of related events
Date Event Event Type Materials
Dec 01, 2015

NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting

Board of Scientific Counselors
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Materials

    NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting Meeting Materials
    December 1, 2015

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  • Minutes

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Public Comments

Public Comments for Fluoride (endocrine disruption)
Date Received Commenter(s) Affiliation In Response To
Nov 06, 2015 Bill Osmunson, D.D.S., M.P.H. Private Citizen Oct 07, 2015 Federal Register notice
Nov 06, 2015 Michael Connett, Esq. Fluoride Action Network Oct 07, 2015 Federal Register notice

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