Fluoride Action Network


About FAN

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) seeks to broaden awareness about the toxicity of fluoride compounds among citizens, scientists, and policymakers alike. FAN not only provides comprehensive and up-to-date information, but remains vigilant in monitoring government agency actions that impact the public's exposure to fluoride.

FAN in the News


FAN’s work has been cited by national media outlets including New York TimesWall Street JournalTIME Magazine, National Public Radio, USA TodayScientific AmericanThe Atlantic, and Prevention Magazine among others.



Media Source

August 27, 2015 No sparkly smiles for Denver’s anti-fluoride activists The Colorado Independent
August 27, 2015 Denver Water to keep adding fluoride Denver Business Journal (Colorado)
August 25, 2015 Denver Fluoride fight pits activists against long-standing health policy Colorado Public Radio
August 24, 2015 Fluoride opponent unsure of outcome of vote Martinsville Bulletin (Virginia)
August 22, 2015 Water systems sink teeth into debate over drinking it. The fate of fluoride. The Daily Sentinel (Colorado)
August 17, 2015 Explainer: 6 questions about Ithaca’s decades-long fluoride debate The Ithaca Voice (New York)
August 6, 2015 Clock ticking as San Marcos fights vote to ban fluoride in water supply Watchdog Arena (Texas)
August 5, 2015 City asked to eliminate fluoride in water The Durango Herald (Colorado)
August 5, 2015 Editorial: Denver, stick with fluoride The Denver Post (Colorado)
July 31, 2015 Fluoride debate hits Colorado’s largest water utility as governor weighs in Star Tribune (Minnesota)
July 30, 2015 Denver faces anti-fluoride blitz, reviews water supply additives The Denver Post (Colorado)
July 30, 2015 Fluoridation advocacy: Pew’s contributions and lessons that emerge Children’s Dental Health Project (Pro-fluoridation national group)
July 28, 2015 Portales drinking water has fluoride levels of 2.1 to 2.4 ppm Portales News-Tribune (New Mexico)
July 22, 2015 Opinion: The Case Against Fluoride Rutland Herald (Vermont)
May 13, 2015 Area communities opt out of recommended fluoride levels WEAU 13 News (Wisconsin)
May 4, 2015 Petition may put fluoridation before San Marcos on the ballot KEYE-TV (Texas)
May 1, 2015

Government Finally Lowers Legal Level for Flouride In Our Water

City Watch (Los Angeles, California)
April 30, 2015 Health officials recommend lower fluoride levels for drinking water Newsworks (Pennsylvania)
April 30, 2015 MWRA to lower fluoride levels HudsonWickedLocal.com
April 29, 2015

Fluoride levels in water get look

Sound Bend Tribune (Indiana)
April 28, 2015 Feds tighten fluoride recommendation for water, but it remains a contentious issue in N.J. NJ.com/Healthfit/ (New Jersey)
April 27, 2015 Feds Say It’s Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water National Public Radio
April 27, 2015 Surgeon General lowers fluoride In drinking water; controversial practice continues in most US communities Medical Daily
April 27, 2015

Fluoride levels lowered nationwide

Fox News (Wisconsin)
April 15, 2015 Activist enters fluoride debate in East Brunswick East Brunswick Sentinel (New Jersey)
March 29, 2015 Public health debate over fluoride rages on in Lyerly, Ga. Chattanooga Times Free Press (Georgia)
March 25, 2015 Fluoride debate continues in East Brunswick East Brunswick Sentinel (New Jersey)
March 24, 2015 Fluoride advocates and opponents face off in Oneida The Oneida Daily Dispatch (New York)
March 15, 2015 Rifle debates adding fluoride to city’s water Post Independent (Colorado)
March 15, 2015 Water fluoridation debate reignites across Western Pennsylvania TribLive.com (Pennsylvania)
March 3, 2015 Fluoride in tap water: Find out why East Brunswick mayor is against it MyCentralJersey.com (New Jersey)
February 26, 2015 Debate: To fluoridate or not to fluoridate wellfleet.wickedlocal.com
February 24, 2015 Water fluoridation may increase risk of underactive thyroid disorder Newsweek
February 24, 2015 New York’s Fluoridation Fuss, 50 Years Later The New York Times
February 24, 2015 Opposition grows to fluoride in water supplies Connacht Tribune (Ireland)
February 20, 2015 Egg Harbor City considers turning off fluoride Press of Atlantic City (New Jersey)
February 20, 2015 New opposition questions need to add fluoride to water supplies Stoneham.WickedLocal.com (Massachusetts)
February 5, 2015 Two views on water fluoridation: Grandjean vs Pollick Radio Boston (WBUR)
February 1, 2015 Anti-fluoride movement intensifies north of Boston The Boston Globe (Massachusetts)
January 20, 2015 Commentary: Water fluoridation a one-sided debate The Berlin Citizen (Connecticut)
December 4, 2014 Drinking water dilemma Currentland (Oklahoma)
November 19, 2014 Our kids’ bodies contaminated with chemicals! (Part 4) Arab News (Saudi Arabia)
October 20, 2014 Fluoride safety, effectiveness debated The Prince George Citizen
(British Columbia, Canada)
October 18, 2014 Do newly released emails reveal conflict of interest between the CDC and the ADA? The Liberty Beacon
October 10, 2014 Boyne City’s David Fierstien will debate Dr. Paul Connett at Saturday Oct. 11 fluoride debate The Boyne City Gazette (Michigan)
October 6, 2014 Fluoride: The controversy beyond our toothbrushes The Independent Tribune (North Carolina)
Sept 26, 2014 ManchesterWickedLocal (Massachusetts)
Sept 3, 2014 EPA should lower safe fluoride level goal in public drinking water systems to zero News-Medical.net
Sept 2, 2014 35 dentists sign on to back fluoridation Gloucester Daily Times (Cape Ann, Massachusetts)
Sept 1, 2014 Boyne City fluoride fight now includes Oct. 11 debate; fluoride advocacy group won’t participate The Boyne City Gazette (Michigan)
August 26, 2014 Israel Bans Water Fluoridation The New American (National USA)
August 26, 2014 Israel Ends Water Fluoridation DrBicuspid.com (National USA)
August 14, 2014 Opponent makes case against fluoride The Peterborough Examiner (Peterborough Ontario, Canada)
August 13, 2014 Fluoride: benefit or risk? Chatham Star-Tribune (Virginia)
August 13, 2014 Fluoride Free Peterborough meeting tonight Peterborough This Week
(Ontario, Canada)
August 11, 2014 Charter review reopens water fluoridation debate http://www.cincinnati.com (Ohio)
July 30, 2014 Fluoridation of public water: The elephant in the room? Water World (UK)
July 30, 2014

5 wild consumer conspiracy theories, debunked

July 29, 2014

Tune in to the Gillette Nutrition Show with guest, Paul Connett to learn about the harmful and toxic effects of fluoride

Digital Journal (Press Release)
July 14, 2014

Study prompted by West Salem cancer cases set to begin
Note: The American Environmental Health Studies Project is cited. This is the parent group of Fluoride Action Network

Statesman Journal (Oregon)
June 18, 2014 Alkame launches 100% fluoride-free premium drinking water for infants and children Alkame Holdings Press Release
June 12, 2014 Woman calls fluoride in water a threat The Herald (Pennsylvania)
April 27, 2014 Missouri state fluoride bill would require pre-vote notice St. Joseph News-Press (Missouri)
April 25, 2014 Pro-fluoride group hosts community discussion next week The Meadville Tribune (Pennsylvania)
April 18, 2014 St. Joseph: Group raises fluoride concerns St. Joseph News-Press & FOX 26 KNPN (Missouri)
March 30, 2014 The truth about fluoride becoming more widely known http://www.mercola.com/
March 19, 2014 Fluoride Debate: Wave of Fluorosis Cases begins Hot Press (Dublin, Ireland)
March 2, 2014 Young kids’ tooth decay hits ‘epidemic’ proportions USA Today
February 22, 2014 Estimated cost of county fluoridation: $800,000 Hernando Today (Florida)
February 20, 2014 Harvard Professor: Fluoride Toxic to Children, Linked to Autism EcoWatch
February 19, 2014 Dentists weigh in on fluoride issue The Republican-Herald (Pennsylvania)
February 2, 2014 Anti-fluoride campaigner opens debate in Auckland 3 News (New Zealand)
January 31, 2014 The great fluoride debate Owen Sound Sun Times (Ontario, Canada)
January 25, 2014 Fluoride battle shifts to county  Hernando Today (Florida)
December 31, 2013 Telepresence Options Promotes Charities Founded and Supported by Members of the Telepresence Industry Press Release: Telepresence Options
November 27, 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
November 20, 2012 The Winkler Times (Manitoba, Canada)
October 26, 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
September 27, 2013 The Community Voice (California)
September 20, 2013 The Sudbury Star (Ontario, Canada)
September 19, 2013 Columbia: Citizens voice opinions on fluoride The Daily Herald (Tennessee)
September 5, 2013 Highlands Today (Florida)
August 27, 2013 The Reflector (Washington)
August 2, 2013 The Sheridan Press (Wyoming)
August 1, 2013 Fluoride facilities to proceed at Carroll-Boone Water District Lovely County Citizen (Arkansas)
July 26, 2013 Fluoride facilities to proceed at Carroll-Boone Water District Carroll County News (Arkansas)
July 26, 2013 Debate | Fluoride battle heats up in Ireland as campaigners strip to back Sinn Féin bill The Journalist (Ireland)
July 15, 2013 Anti-fluoride group raising money again Willamette Week (Oregon)
July 6, 2013 LETTER: Propaganda On Fluoridation? The Hartford Courant (Connecticut)
June 26, 2013 Senator: There’s More To The Fluoride Debate Than Dr. Strangelove CTnewsJunkie.com (Connecticut)
June 26, 2013 Fluoride talks officially on hold Meadville Tribune (Pennsylvania)
June 16, 2013

The fluoride wars come to Davis – and look who’s leading the way

The Sacramento Bee (California)
June 14, 2013 Fluoride supporters unwilling to debate Watertown Daily Times (New York)
June 11, 2013 State dental expert: fluoride is needed Watertown Daily Times (New York)
June 2, 2013 Council to hear fluoride flip side Watertown Daily Times (New York)
May 31, 2013 Portland Passes on Fluoridated Water The Bradenton Times (Florida)
May 29, 2013 Portland, Oregon, Votes Down Plan to Fluoridate its Water, Again The New American
May 24, 2013 Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory Mismanaging Perception
May 24, 2013 Portland Voters Reject Water Fluoridation for the Fourth Time Before It’s News
May 24, 2013

Portland’s fluoride debate: Is adding fluoride to drinking water dangerous?

Fox News
May 23, 2013 Watertown City Council could be leaning to get rid of fluoride Watertown Daily Times (New York)
May 21, 2013 A brief history of America’s fluoride wars Washington Post
May 17, 2013 Did You Know Your Fluoridated Water Is Full of Cancer-Causing Arsenic? Living Green Magazine
May 16, 2013 Bill would reverse fumigant phase-out AgriView.com
May 14, 2013 Watertown: Fluoride concerns voiced by activist Watertown Daily Times (New York)
May 14, 2013 Dentists Throw More Money at Fluoride Vote Willamette Week (Oregon)
May 10, 2013 Nationally known anti-fluoridation expert to speak at Watertown City Council meeting Watertown Daily Times (New York)
May 5, 2013 There is something in the water, in Springville Springville Journal (New York)
April 22, 2013

Anti-Fluoride Campaign’s Kansas Influence Grows

Willamette Week (Oregon)
April 18, 2013 Advocate says lead, fluoride a bad brew Portland Tribune (Oregon)
March 10, 2013 Anti-fluoridation clarification sought Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)
March 8, 2013 Guest Commentary: Lindentree Farm owner on the fluoride question Lincoln Journal (Massachusetts)
February 26, 2013 [Legislative Day] New Congress, New Opportunities PCT (Pest Control Technology)
February 26, 2013 US Campaigner Condemns Fluoride Taranaki Daily News (New Zealand)
February 24, 2013 Fluoride: Necessary or too much of a good thing?
Fox News
February 22, 2013 The Case Against Fluoride Waikato Times (New Zealand)
February 22, 2013 MP gnashes teeth over fluoride cuts Brisbane Times (Australia)
February 21, 2013 Fighting to free family from fluoride The Tribune (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
February 20, 2013 Town Gets Fluoridation Award Amid Rising Health Concerns Cape Charles Wave (Virginia)
February 20, 2013 McKinney officials discuss proposal to end area water fluoridation South Lake Times (Texas)
February 19, 2013 Water fluoridation: The most effective preventive oral health measure for New Zealand children Press Release: Royal Australasian College of Physicians (New Zealand)
February 5, 2013 Councillors to debate fluoride on the Western Downs The Toowoomba Chronicle (Australia)
January 21, 2013 Water fluoridation: Action Network criticizes JADA authors  Dental Tribune
January 14, 2013 Letter: Fluoride opponents should offer option The Post-Standard (New York)
January 13, 2013 The Few. The Fluoridated: Only 6 Municipalities in Upper Valley Treat Water to Prevent Tooth Decay Valley News (New Hampshire)
January 6, 2013 Fluoride in the water supply is a debate that still has teeth The Kansas City Star
January 4, 2013 Ebb and flow of fluoride debate reaches Columbia Columbia Missourian
January 1, 2013 No. 4 News Story of the Year: The furious fight against fluoride Carroll County News (Arkansas)
December 16, 2012 Columbia: Citizens raise concerns about fluoride The Columbia Daily Tribune (Missouri)
December 13, 2012 Transcript of live Q&A on fluoride with Onondaga County health commissioner Cynthia Morrow The Post-Standard (New York)
December 12, 2012 Upstate NY: Get your fluoride questions ready The Post-Standard (New York)
December 11, 2012 Pulaski fluoride story was biased, says head of anti-fluoride group The Post-Standard (New York)
December 11, 2012 Column. Bradford: Keep the Ban on Fluoridation Valley News (New Hampshire)
November 28, 2012 Fluoride Debated in Bradford After Commission Ends Water Treatment Valley News (New Hampshire)
November 20, 2012 Portland’s Fluoridation Opponents Could Learn a Lot from Fairbanks The Lund Report (Oregon)
November 15, 2012 ABC11 Investigates: How safe is Fluoride in our water? ABC11-TV, North Carolina
October 31, 2012 Wichita: Anti-fluoride expert appears before Sedgwick County commission The Wichita Eagle (Kansas)
October 26, 2012 Retired chemistry professor to speak against fluoridation in Wichita The Wichita Eagle (Kansas)
October 2, 2012 Leading Fluoridation Opponent Coming to Wichita KFDI FM 101.3 Radio (Kansas)
Sept 30, 2012 Hear Me Out: Should there be fluoride in our water supply? ABC 15 (Phoenix, Arizona)
Sept 25, 2012 Hawaii Fluoride Debate Idle Despite Major Policy Shifts On Mainland Honolulu Civil Beat
Sept 14, 2012 Fluoridation tested in 4 major U.S. cities this year DrBicuspid.com (National)
Sept 9, 2012 Phoenix: Fluoride debate hopes to impact City Council decision Ahwatukee Foothills News (Arizona)
Sept 6, 2012 Fluoride fight is on in Phoenix AZfamily.com (Arizona)
Sept 4, 2012 Phoenix: Is fluoridated water toxic soup or miracle water? AZfamily.com (Arizona)
August 29, 2012 Water wars: There’s more in that clear drink than you might think News and Tribune (Indiana)
August 25, 2012 Portland fluoride roundup: Stories, opinions, resources The Oregonian (Oregon)
August 25, 2012 People make cases for, against fluoridated water The Wichita Eagle (Kansas)
August 25, 2012 Portland fluoride roundup: Stories, opinions, resources The Oregonian (Oregon)
August 22, 2012 The Battle over Portland’s Water The Lund Report (Oregon)
August 20, 2012 Prince Albert: Local dentists support water fluoridation The Prince Albert Daily Herald (Saskatchewan, Canada)
August 16, 2012 One woman’s curiosity reopens water fluoridation debate in Phoenix Cronkite News (Arizona)
July 29, 2012 Fluoride Lowers IQ in Kids, New Study Shows The New American 
July 20, 2012 City wants input about putting Fluoride in the water EudoraReporter.com (Kansas)
July 14, 2012 Ormond leader miffed by lack of response to fluoride-safety queries The Daytona Beach News Journal (Florida)
June 23, 2012 Pine Island residents battle over fluoride ABC-7, WZVN-HD (Florida)
June 23, 2012 Poison is Treatment: The Campaign to Fluoridate America Global Research
May 23, 2012 Vallone calls for an end to fluoridation In NYC The Gazette (Queens, New York)
May 9, 2012 Councilman Peter Vallone is pushing to ban fluoride from the City water supply BaysidePatch  (Queens, New York)
March 25, 2012 Bourbon ends water fluoridation NaturalNews.com (Indiana, Illinois)
March 6, 2012 Madison Utilities board votes to lower fluoride level from 0.8 to 0.7 ppm The Huntsville Times (Alabama)
March 5, 2012 Madison Utilities board to vote tonight on lowering fluoride levels in city’s drinking water The Huntsville Times (Alabama)
March 4, 2012 Myerstown Water Authority first to stop fluoridation Lebanon Daily News (Pennsylvania)
March 2, 2012 In New Jersey, a battle over a fluoridation bill, and the facts New York Times
March 1, 2012 Port Macquarie-Hastings region: Fluoridation has started Wauchope Gazette (Australia)
February 27, 2012 Sulfuryl fluoride: Legislative Update – Raising Capitol Hill Awareness PCT (Pest Control Technology)
February 22, 2012 Southampton: Southern Water admits it is still trying to figure out where fluoridated water will be delivered Daily Echo (England UK)
February 18, 2012 Windsor: Researchers sink teeth into fluoride question The Windsor Star (Ontario, Canada)
February 15, 2012 Orillia: Fluoride expert speaks Friday Simcoe.com (Ontario, Canada)
February 9, 2012 What do we know about fluoride? The Atlantic
February 2, 2012 Bozeman: Fluoride debate bubbles up The Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Montana)
December 28, 2011 Muskoka: District fluoride debate ends … sort of Cottage Country Now.com (Ontario, Canada)
December 4, 2011 Fluoride in Schuylkill County public water controversy heating up The Republican-Herald (Pennsylvania)
October 13, 2011 Looking to save money, more places decide to stop fluoridating the water New York Times
October 6, 2011 Florida’s Pinellas County rejects fluoride in drinking water USA Today
September 22, 2011 Athens: County commission candidate stakes out anti-fluoridation position The Athens News (Ohio)
September 13, 2011 Southampton: Calls to bin fluoride plans for Hampshire after northern plans are scrapped Daily Echo (England UK)
August 20, 2011 No local fervor for fluoride in water  Philadelphia Inquirer
August 18, 2011 Windsor: Foes of fluoride have their say at meeting The Windsor Star(Ontario, Canada)
August 15, 2011 Fluoride: Disposing of Mining Waste Through Your Body The Brandenton Times (Florida)
June 26, 2011 Some say fluoride fights decay, others say it’s a hazard in water Detroit Free Press
June 26, 2011 Moncton: Fluoride meeting sparks debate Times & Transcript(New Brunswick, Canada)
June 8, 2011 Muskoka: Fluoridation presentation gets cold shoulder at district meeting CottageCountryNow.ca(Ontario, Canada)
June 3, 2011 Poynette: Portage man takes issue with fluoride Portage Daily Register (Wisconsin)
May 2, 2011 Letter: Fluoridation Regulation C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News)
April 15, 2011 Prof in bid for fluoride study funds Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)
April 13, 2011 Muskoka: Water fluoridation to continue CottageCountryNow(Ontario, Canada)
April 11, 2011 Hamilton: Fluoride back on agenda Waikato Times (New Zealand)
April 9, 2011 Dunedin: Campaigner against fluoride to speak Otago Daily Times(New Zealand)
April 6, 2011 Anti-fluoride activist sees ‘religious crusade’ The Dominion Post (New Zealand)
April 6, 2011 Hastings: Campaigner weighs into fluoride feud Hawke’s Bay Today (New Zealand)
April 5, 2011 Hastings: To fluoridate … or not? Bay.Buzz (New Zealand)
April 5, 2011 Fluoride Action Network believes new data will scuttle Australia’s water fluoridation programme Pace Today(Australia)
March 7, 2011 London: Compelling arguments warrant another look at fluoride The London Free Press (Ontario, Canada)
March 4, 2011 Fluoride fight headed to a doorstep near you The London Free Press
(Ontario, Canada)
March 3, 2011 Fluoride in water has to go, says doc Digital Journal
(London, Ontario, Canada) 
March 1, 2011 Kids’ cavities worry Canton-area dentists Watertown Daily Times (New York)
February 28, 2011 Scientists discuss fluoridated water at Colgate Bookstore March 9 OneidaDispatch.com (New York)
February 27, 2011 Greenville Water System cuts back on fluoride GreenvilleOnline.com (South Carolina)
February 18, 2011 Fluoride bill hits Concord Portsmouth Herald (New Hampshire)
February 9, 2011 London: Fluoride attack coming to city The London Free Press
(Ontario, Canada)
February 5, 2011 Anti-fluoride expert here: Professor Connett to put case against additive in our water Sunraysia Daily (Australia)
January 27, 2011 Fluoride’s benefits trump any debate The Vancouver Sun (Canada)
January 26, 2011 Santa Clara County cities still debate water fluoridation Peninsula Press (California)
January 24, 2011 EPA Plans to Phase Out Fluoride Food Fumigation Courthouse News Service
January 22, 2011 Cities weigh risks, benefits of fluoride in drinking water Mansfield News Journal (Ohio)
January 15, 2011 Wyo. debate simmers decades after fluoridation The Seattle Times
January 14, 2011 Re-Thinking Fluoride Living on Earth (Public Radio International)
January 14, 2011 EPA Acts On Fluoride C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News)
January 13, 2011 Leading fluoride opponent Paul Connett says fluoridation makes no sense — at any level WeAreAustin.com, KEYE TV(Texas)
January 11, 2011 What the #!%*?: Calgary’s fluoride debate National Post (Canada)
January 11, 2011 EPA proposes phaseout of fluoride-based pesticide New York Times
January 11, 2011 EPA moves to ban pesticide that leaves fluoride behind National Public Radio
January 10, 2011 HHS Recommends Lower Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water Medscape Medical News
January 8, 2011 Government Advises Less Fluoride in Water Wall Street Journal
January 7, 2011 AP EXCLUSIVE: US says too much fluoride in water National Public Radio
January 7, 2011 Fluoride in Drinking Water Should Be Capped, HHS Says Bloomberg Businessweek
January 6, 2011 AHS urges Calgary council to continue fluoridation Calgary Herald (Alberta, Canada)

See also, the years 2001-2006 and 2007-2010

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