EPA Defends Safety Of Fluoridated Drinking Water At Trial

Law360, San Francisco (June 12, 2020, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched its defense on Friday in a California federal bench trial against nonprofit groups seeking to end the practice of adding fluoride to public drinking water systems, calling on expert witnesses who testified that there's insufficient scientific evidence to conclude fluoride harms infant brain development.

During the fourth day of a bench trial held via a Zoom videoconference, the EPA challenged Food & Water Watch Inc., Fluoride Action Network and others alleging that recent studies provide a scientifically defensible basis that fluoride is an infant neurotoxin when ingested by pregnant mothers and can lead to lower...

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