Union of EPA Scientists to Testify for Fluoride Product Quality Control Act.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BW HealthWire)--April 23, 2001
Expert witnesses are in Sacramento to testify on April 24 before the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee in support of the California Fluoride Product Quality Control Act - AB1565.
J. William Hirzy, Ph.D. will be testifying on behalf of the union that consists of and represents all of the toxicologists, biologists, chemists, physicians and other scientists and professionals at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and , Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Hirzy is expected to provide background information on the decision by their union of EPA EPA eicosapentaenoic acid.
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Citing evidence from the Congressional investigation by the U.S. House Committee on Science in 1999 and 2000 that reveals that no government agency has performed a risk analysis on the specific fluoride-releasing compounds that are used in 90 percent of the nation's fluoridation programs, Dr. Hirzy is expected to point out that no fluoride product, including fluoride drops, tablets, and vitamins intended for ingestion ingestion /in·ges·tion/ (-chun) the taking of food, drugs, etc., into the body by mouth.
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Myron Coplan, co-author of two studies published in 1999 and December 2000 that evaluated lead levels in the blood of 280,000 children in Massachusetts and 151,000 children in New York will also provide testimony.
Coplan, a registered Professional Chemical Engineer, and co-author, Roger Masters, Ph.D., head of the Dartmouth Foundation for Neuroscience and Society, were provided a grant from the EPA's Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training The Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training is part of the Environmental Protection Agency. External links
The Masters and Coplan studies showed a doubling of the incidence of the danger level of 10 micrograms per deciliter deciliter /dec·i·li·ter/ (dL) (des´i-le?ter) one tenth (10minus;1) of a liter; 100 milliliters.
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AB1565, authored by Assembly Member Dennis Mountjoy, if enacted will require that the Department of Health Services Department of Health Services may refer to: