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I commend Billings Brown for the effort he put into uncovering "factual evidence" amid the hysteria relating to fluoridation. His homemade research utilizing official U.S. government statistics points to a dramatic increase in cancer in fluoridated cities between 1950 and 1970.

However, this coincidental overlap of two unrelated "facts" proves nothing, in and of itself, as any statistician will tell you. It is interesting to note that the years 1950-1970 correspond to the introduction and ever-increasing popularity of television. Perhaps a research grant awaits the scientist who can correlate the incidence of cancer during those years to radiation produced by TV sets.

William Brough

Sandy