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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.
Formula-fed Infants Receiving High Fluoride Burden
A new study from Ireland has added yet more reason why infants should not be given formula reconstituted with fluoridated tap water.
Breast-Feeding May Boost IQ
Children who were breast-fed exclusively for the first three months of life or longer scored nearly six points higher on IQ tests at the age of 6 than children who weren’t breast-fed exclusively, a new study has found.
The 2nd Citizens’ Conference on Fluoride: A Summary
According to Ralph Nader, “Attendance of scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and three of the National Research Council’s panel members, among others, makes the Fluoride Action Network’s conference more than ordinary. The NRC’s review of the EPA’s safe drinking water standards and the Harvard study on fluoridation and osteosarcoma this past May provide contemporary material for opening the public debate further and deeper.”
Conference Highlights Fluoride Health Risks
New research indicates that fluoride damages the brain; that the chemicals used to fluoridate drinking water increase the levels of lead in children’s blood; that some humans are accumulating dangerous levels of fluoride in their blood and bone; that fluoride’s toxicity in humans is not confined to teeth and bone; and that – according to […]