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Critics raise red flag over fluoride in tap water
Nearly a half-century after water fluoridation became widespread, a small but growing number of medical officials and environmentalists are again raising concerns over the practice. Recent research is suggesting that fluoride may be connected to a number of serious conditions, including the development in teenage boys of osteosarcoma, the rare bone cancer that killed Canadian […]
Patterns of fluoridation promotion
On the web page of the Fluoride Action Network you will find an interesting article from York County, Maine, titled “Kennebunk dentist leads fight for fluoridation.” Now, I do not know Lisa Howard, and I am not suggesting that she is lying, however, it is very interesting how her comments and this article as a […]
Why Environmentalists Should Oppose Fluoridation
I am very heartened by the fact that David Brower, Executive Director of the Sierra Club from 1952-64, Founder of Friends of the Earth, and Founder of Earth Island Institute, has agreed to become a founding member of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). He joins several other prominent environmental activists, including Edward Goldsmith (publisher of […]
New Studies Cast Doubt on Fluoridation Benefits
An analysis of national survey data collected by the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) concludes that children who live in areas of the U.S. where the water supplies are fluoridated have tooth decay rates nearly identical with those who live in nonfluoridated areas.
Major Corporations Changing Statements on Safety of Fluorides
In a development certain to gain the attention of risk managers at water utilities around the world, key toothpaste manufacturers and other organizations are changing how they portray the safety or risks of fluorides and water fluoridation.
Influential National Hispanic Civil Rights Organization Votes to Oppose Water Fluoridation
In an action with far-reaching national ramifications, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States, has adopted a resolution opposing the practice of water fluoridation.
Civil Rights Leaders Call for Halt to Water Fluoridation
Because fluoride can disproportionately harm poor citizens and black families, Atlanta civil rights leaders, Andrew Young and Dr. Gerald Durley, have asked Georgia legislators to repeal the state’s mandatory water fluoridation law.
Fluoride, Mercury, & Allergic Diseases
The preliminary findings of a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, suggest that mercury and fluoride exposures may be contributing factors to the increased occurrence of allergic diseases in the western world.
Yet More Research on Fluoride & the Brain
A new study has just been published which further elucidates how fluoride may damage the brain. Specifically, the authors suggest that fluoride may reduce the number of “nicotinic acetylcholine receptors” by increasing the level of oxidative stress.
Fluoridated Water & Infant Formula
The use of fluoridated water in infant formula is in the news. Yesterday, Reuters published an article on a study from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition which found that consumption of beverages (particularly infant formulas reconstituted with fluoridated water) is associated with an increase of dental fluorosis in a baby’s primary teeth.