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Water fluoridation and underactive thyroid – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on February 24th, 2015.

Experts are challenging claims that water fluoridation is linked to higher than expected rates of hypothyroidism. A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health suggests water fluoridation — at rates used in New Zealand — is linked to 30 per cent higher than expected rates of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) in England. […]

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