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About this Digest on Fluoride

  1. Sources for this Digest
  2. Current Status
  3. Digest Publication History

1. Sources for this Digest

The material content of the texts on Level 3 is directly sourced from the Executive Summary (Chapter 1)  of the "Environmental Health Criteria for Fluorides " (EHC 227) of the IPCS (International Programme on Chemical Safety), a leading scientific report produced in 2002 by a large international panel of scientists.

The Levels 1 & 2 were written by John Fawell in collaboration with the GreenFacts editorial team.

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2. Current Status

Approved for publication by the GreenFacts Scientific Board.

3. Digest Publication History

The GreenFacts publication process is designed to ensure as high a degree of objectivity as possible.

First draft

The first draft of this Digest was produced by John Fawell in September 2004 on the basis of a canvas prepared by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Second draft

The second draft of this Digest was produced in October 2004 by John Fawell after review by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Preliminary and Peer review

The final draft of this Digest was produced in January 2005 by John Fawell after pre-review by experts from environmental and industrial organizations (see our  pre review form) and peer review by 3 independent scientists selected by the GreenFacts Scientific Board (see our peer review form). Final corrections were added under the supervision of the GreenFacts Scientific Board in March 2004.


Final publication was authorized by the President of the GreenFacts Scientific Board the 20th April 2005

Press Release

21 April 2005:
What are the effects of fluoride on human health?
Read the Press Release.

Updates or subsequent post-publication revisions

No update or revision at present.

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