March 31, 2017

COF-COF Media Release 25-Feb-2016 To The Canadian Press Regarding the 2016 McLaren et al Edmonton Calgary Fluoridation Cessation Study

COF-COF Media Release1) What does COF-COF think of the McLaren et al. Calgary-Edmonton study?

A fundamental scientific flaw invalidates the conclusions of the recent McLaren et al. fluoridation study concerning Calgary and Edmonton. Our attached graphs (see page 3), which contain both published and unpublished McLaren data, clearly evidence Calgary’s children’s teeth are better than still-fluoridated Edmonton. Moreover, inspection of how Calgary fares in both graphs shows no sudden change in dental caries following Calgary fluoridation cessation. Indeed, on both data graphs, one can observe unfluoridated Calgary’s dental decay is now approaching fluoridated Edmonton’s decay rates. One wonders how the McLaren researchers were able to imply risk from Calgary’s fluoridation cessation. read more

COF-COF Media Release 25-Feb-2016 – To The Canadian Press – The Edmonton Calgary Fluoridation Study

also see…

COF-COF Media Release 19-Feb-2016 – An Unscientific Tale Of Two Cities – The Edmonton Calgary Fluoridation Study

Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows

McLaren et al – Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology – Edmonton/Calgary Fluoridation Cessation Study 2016

 

COF-COF Media Release 19-Feb-2016 An Unscientific Tale of Two Cities – A Critique of the 2016 McLaren et al. Edmonton Calgary Fluoridation Cessation Study

COF-COF Media ReleaseThe McLaren et al. fluoridation cessation study published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology compares fluoridation-ended Calgary with still-fluoridated Edmonton, to see if water fluoridation helps teeth. It appears to be yet another patched-together study with the pro-fluoride conclusion written before the study was even conducted.

Calgary ended fluoridation in 2011. Historically when fluoridation is turned off, Canadian population studies see teeth showing slightly more decay (caries), slightly less decay, or remaining the same. These are typical results that occur in any population. Realize that when water fluoridation is turned off, decay in primary (baby) teeth particularly may increase slightly, while decay in permanent (adult) teeth may decrease. Baby teeth are short-lived; permanent teeth are with us for a lifetime. Blending study results that include baby teeth and permanent teeth will reveal nothing striking, except numbers that disturb the public. That is what has happened here. read more

COF-COF Media Release 19-Feb-2016 – An Unscientific Tale Of Two Cities – The Edmonton Calgary Fluoridation Study

also see…

COF-COF Media Release 25-Feb-2016 – To The Canadian Press  The Edmonton Calgary Fluoridation Study

Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows

McLaren et al – Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology – Edmonton/Calgary Fluoridation Cessation Study 2016