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Hiawassee: County citizens not permitted to vote on water fluoridation
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – According to the Towns County Board of Elections and Registration, Towns County voters will not have a say on the May ballot as to whether fluoride will be added to the City of Hiawassee’s water supply. Towns County Board of Elections Chair Janet Olivia delivered the news to FYN on Tuesday, March 3, […]United States, Georgia
Is There an Eco Way to Brush My Teeth?
Even “natural” toothpastes can have potentially toxic ingredients Hey Ms. Green, Does using toothpaste have any negative consequences? I noticed that my Crest Tartar Protection lists only the active ingredient, sodium fluoride, and no others, so I’m wondering what we are spitting into our wastewater every day. —Martin in San Leandro, California Yes. According to […]United States, National USA Toothpaste
Kingston Letter: More input on water fluoridation.
Kingston city council appears to have moved quickly from exploring and investigating the feasibility of fluoridating our water to voting soon on the issue. This is a startling development given that in three past municipal referendums, the majority of Kingston voters opposed municipal water fluoridation. This issue is simply too important to rush. Since drinking […]Canada, Ontario
Delhi’s 9 districts had contaminated water in 2019: Jal Shakti Minister
The National capital had tough times dealing with its water issues already and an add on is the data released by the Ministry of Jal Shakti in Rajya Sabha on March 2 stating that about nine districts in the national capital had contaminated groundwater in 2019. As per the report, parts of Haryana, Rajasthan and […]India
NY receiving comments on weak regulations for PFOA-PFOS up to March 9.
Act Now to Protect NY’s Tap Water From Dangerous Chemicals New York State seems reluctant to ban chemicals linked to serious health problems, including cancer. The Department of Health is ready pass regulations that allow chemical concentration levels in drinking water five times higher than scientists deem safe. Even after these regulations—which would still be […]United States, New York Perfluorinated chemicals
EFSA Publishes Draft Scientific Opinion on PFASs in Food
On February 24, 2020, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) published a draft scientific opinion on the risks to human health related to the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food. The draft opinion recommends a tolerable weekly intake (TWI) of 8 ng/kg bw per week for […]Perfluorinated chemicals
ADA, AAPD file joint comments with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Note from Fluoride Action Network, Below we highlighted, in bold, references to fluoride. (EC) Baltimore — The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry filed comments Feb. 28 on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed 2021 notice of benefit and payment parameters for the Affordable Care Act. In a joint letter […]United States, National USA
Rupert, Idaho, elementary school students to receive dental sealants
RUPERT, Idaho — Beginning March 11, Rupert Elementary School first- and second-graders can receive free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to help prevent cavities, as part of Delta Dental of Idaho’s Grins on the Go program. Dental sealants fill the deep grooves of back teeth, where 90 percent of cavities occur. The fluoride varnish helps […]United States, Idaho Delta Dental
Madhya Pradesh’s ‘fluoride warriors’ unleash citizen science to empower community
Social science students in Madhya Pradesh are documenting excess fluoride in water points through a citizen science approach led by Columbia University researchers and local partners using smartphones and potable fluoride detection kits. Madhya Pradesh is one of the 19 Indian states severely affected by high fluoride content in drinking water. Long-term ingestion of large […]India
Prominent Harvard Researcher Certain Fluoride is Unsafe for Children’s Developing Brains, NYSCOF
NEW YORK, March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — “There is little doubt that developmental neurotoxicity is a serious risk associated with elevated fluoride exposure, whether due to community water fluoridation, natural fluoride release from soil minerals, or tea consumption, especially when the exposure occurs during early [brain] development,” writes Harvard Professor and researcher Phillipe Grandjean, MD, in a […]United States, New York United States