Wed. Jun 12th, 2024
Submitted by New York State Opposed to Fluoridation (NYCOF) – November 14, 2016 –
Dental FluorosisThe CDC says that 41% of adolescents have dental fluorosis based on 1999-2004 the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES).
However, data from 2011-2012 NHANES fluorosis rates was collected but never reported by any government entity as far as I know.  But, Michael Connett, the Executive Director of the Fluoride Action Network, got the data and reported:
“The rates of fluorosis have continued to rise since the early 2000s, as evident by the CDC’s 2011-2012 NHANES survey, which found that 58% of children (6-19 year olds) now have fluorosis, with a staggering 21% of children displaying moderate fluorosis on at least two teeth, up from 2% in 1999-2004.”
It appears from the following, in the federal register, that it is proposed that  the next NHANES eliminate fluorosis and  fluoride questions
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–17–0950] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. (within the next 30 days due December 7)
The following major examination or laboratory items, that had been
included in the 2015–2016 NHANES, were cycled out for NHANES 2017–2018:
Pubertal maturation, Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT), oral Human
Papilloma Virus (HPV) rinse, Sagittal Abdominal Diameter (SAD), dental
fluorosis assessment, dental fluorosis imaging (DFI), plasma, urine and
water fluoride, Apo B analysis, three metals in serum and three hormones
and binding proteins


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