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NZ’s Priority chemicals list contains 7 fluoride pesticides, a PFOA, and an “inert” used in Sulfuryl fluoride.
Our priority chemicals list identifies the chemicals we believe are most in need of review here in New Zealand. The chemicals on the priority list make up part of the larger screened chemicals list, which were screened using our FRCaST screening tool. The chemicals on the priority list are categorised as either Group A or […]New Zealand Pesticides
Science says fluoride in water is good for kids. So why are these towns banning it?
In the past five years, 74 cities have voted to remove fluoride from their drinking water, despite thousands of studies showing it prevents cavities. It has been hailed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top public health achievements of the 20th century. Numerous studies have proven its safety and […]United States, National USA
Fluorine flows in, makes material metal
Fluoridating two-dimensional tungsten disulfide adds metallic islands to the synthetic semiconductor, along with unique optical and magnetic properties, according to researchers at Rice University. Credit: Ajayan Research Group/Rice University By getting in the way, fluorine atoms help a two-dimensional material transform from a semiconductor to a metal in a way that could be highly useful […]United States, National USA Electronics Industry
Higher Levels of Fluoride Found To Be Linked With ADHD In Children
There is overwhelming evidence that the prolonged ingestion of fluoride causes significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system. According to University of Toronto and York University researchers, higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy have now been linked with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children. Fluoride can be toxic by ingesting one part […]United States, National USA
Fluorosis-hit pin hopes on election manifestos
A file photo of a fluorosis survivor. | Photo Credit: Singam Venkataramana 15,000 affected by fluoride in Nalgonda While poll manifestos are a vision document for political parties, they are also instruments of hope for people before polls — like the survivors of fluorosis in Nalgonda. Appealing to all political parties to think of […]India
Reason to switch to fluoride-free toothpaste during pregnancy
The findings of new research may make you want to switch to fluoride-free toothpaste while pregnant. Read on to find out why… A study of over 200 pregnant women and their children found that higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children. “Our findings are consistent with […]South Africa
The great smog of 2018
Natural and man-made factors are well on their way to making the prevalence of cancer a dystopic reality for India. Urgent interventions are needed. Dateline, September 2018: After a heavy monsoon season, which dumped over 4,000 billion cubic millimetres of precipitation, civic authorities were severely stretched with treating flood victims and the increased cases of […]India
Maternal fluoride levels in pregnancy are related to cognitive problems of the child
A woman’s higher fluoride levels during pregnancy are associated with some ADHD symptoms in school-aged children, according to researchers at the University of Toronto, York University and other universities. The study, published in the journal International Environment, analyzed data from 213 mother-child pairs in the city of Mexico. The monitoring started in 1994 and continued […]United Kingdom, England
Fluoride Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids
Pregnant women with higher levels of fluoride in their urine may be more likely to have school-age children with certain symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as inattentiveness and cognitive problems, according to a new Canadian study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and York University. The findings are published in the journal […]International
Five More Fluoride-Condemning Studies are Published – When Is It Enough?
NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Five new published studies support previous research linking fluoride to thyroid disease; ADHD; overdosing formula-fed infants and bias in government reports. Another reveals pregnant Canadians have higher urine fluoride levels in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated areas which previous studies linked to offspring’s lower IQ, reports New York State Coalition Opposed […]United States, National USA