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    LilithGardener, Joy of Fishes

    don't tackle topics that have the possibility of being very political (e.g., preterm delivery, etc.) so this one is kind of unusual. I work in the field so I understand how an epidemiologic literature review would be expected to couch things (so no, that is not what I meant by weak tea), but it appears to have been a missed opportunity (although again without a close reading at this point). Yes I would like to see lots more research on a variety of aspects, but I feel like there is a significant hole here, which might be due to who was on the panel. The public health approach does not demand that alternative (macro level) preventive measures could not be included; CDC recommendations on fluoridation of water are an example.

    But it's better than nothing.

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      Joy of Fishes, WakeUpNeo

      when you have had time to dig into it. My background is chemistry so all of this is really "soft science" to me.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 01:22:33 PM PDT

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