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NTP NASEM Review: What It Means and What's Next for Fluoride Science

Presentation Date
September 2, 2021


David Savitz
Loc Do
Scott Tomar
Jayanth Kumar

Sponsor Groups

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours
(participants must attend the live webinar to be elegiable for CE hours.)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Course Description:  
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) convened a Committee to review the revised National Toxicology Program (NTP) Monograph on the Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects. The Committee’s primary focus was to determine whether the evidence as presented by NTP in its revised monograph supports its conclusions. The resulting NASEM report has was released on February 9th. In summary, the NASEM Committee found that the NTP Monograph cannot be used to draw conclusions regarding low fluoride exposure concentrations (less than 1.5 mg/mL), including those typically associated with drinking water fluoridation. Irrespective of this, there is the potential that the NTP report may be released as a scientific document for general population consumption.

The webinar will discuss the outcome of the NASEM review, its implications for fluoride research as well as identify potential opportunities for future research or a research agenda.

Learning Objectives
  • To understand the conclusions of the NASEM Committee and the data that dictated that decision.
  • To recognize current gaps in fluoride research.
  • To identify potential research opportunities for research relative for fluoride science. 

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