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Dr. Mercola's comments:

Things are definitely getting interesting now as fluoride is suddenly getting some well-deserved attention. For 50 years, US government and health agencies have refused to engage in a dialogue about fluoride, let alone reevaluate its position on the purported health benefits of fluoride.

So the fact that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced plans to lower the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water by nearly 50 percent in some areas of the country is no small victory.

The new recommended level of fluoride in drinking water will be reduced to 0.7 mg/L, from a previously recommended range of between 0.7 to 1.2 mg/L. For many communities around the US, this new level means a significant reduction in exposure to this hazardous neurotoxin.

Disturbing Results of Two Recent Studies on Fluoride Fuel the Debate

The revised recommendations by the Department of Health and Human Services and the new review initiated by the EPA came on the heels of several highly damning studies. Two of the most shocking included one showing fluoride's detrimental impact on children's IQ, and another raising serious questions about fluoride's ability to protect against cavities when applied topically.

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