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The cost of no cavities
Is fluoridated water good for you? Or is it a poison that causes young boys to die of bone cancer? For 60 years, U.S. cities and towns have been adding fluoride to tap water, and for 60 years pro-fluoride advocates have been unable to forge a scientific consensus in favor of the practice. Those who […]
SALON: Fear of Fluoride
Questions about the safety of this cavity-fighting chemical aren’t just for right-wing conspiracists anymore Have you read the fine print on your toothpaste tube recently? Check it out. If your toothpaste contains fluoride — which nearly every brand in the United States does — there’s a consumer advisory message that might surprise and alarm you, […]
The Danger in Your Water
Fluoride has been tied to bone cancer, lower IQs, and osteoporosis. So why is it still being added to your water? One fall day in 2004, Lea Anne Burke got a call from a neighbor. Had she heard that the city council was talking about adding fluoride to their water supply in Snohomish, Wash.? For […]
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.