FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER:A Scientific Review of EPA\u2019s Standardspublished 2006A 400 page report that reviews all the knowledge up to that time concerning the effects of fluoride in drinking water on organs, tissues and susceptible human populations. This report predates most of the publications that demonstrate negative effects of ingested fluoride on children’s IQ. DRINKING-WATER STANDARDSMaximum Contaminant Level GoalIn light of the collective evidence on various health end points and total exposure tofluoride, the committee concludes that EPA\u2019s MCLG of 4 mg\/L should be lowered. Loweringthe MCLG will prevent children from developing severe enamel fluorosis and will reduce thelifetime accumulation of fluoride into bone that the majority of the committee concludes is likelyto put individuals at increased risk of bone fracture and possibly skeletal fluorosis, which areparticular concerns for subpopulations that are prone to accumulating fluoride in their bones.To develop an MCLG that is protective against severe enamel fluorosis, clinical stage IIskeletal fluorosis, and bone fractures, EPA should update the risk assessment of fluoride toinclude new data on health risks and better estimates of total exposure (relative sourcecontribution) for individuals. EPA should use current approaches for quantifying risk,considering susceptible subpopulations, and characterizing uncertainties and variability.Read the whole report.