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Oxford County: High fluoride levels in drinking water in Brownsville, Ingersoll, Lakeside, Springford and Tillsonburg
Oxford County Public Health has issued its annual reminder to residents about levels of fluoride and sodium in some of the county’s municipal drinking water. Parents with children under six years of age should pay close attention to fluoride exposure to prevent dental fluorosis in children, while those on sodium restricted diets should pay close […]Canada, Ontario
Singrauli: NGT seeks comments on pollution by industries
New Delhi (PTI) – The National Green Tribunal has sought comments from various stakeholders on the pollution caused by industrial and mining activity in Singrauli and Sonebhadra districts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed various parties in the case to file a written note, not […]India Aluminum Industry Coal Industry
Fluorspar: Tertiary Minerals agreement with Possehl looks the real deal
Discussions are advanced over acquisitions in both the fluorspar and industrial minerals sector AIM-listed Tertiary Minerals PLC (LON:TYM) is the UK’s only public traded fluorspar company. And it looks set to hold onto that position for the foreseeable future after global commodities group Possehl agreed to help to develop its three main assets. Germany-based, Possehl is part […]International Mining Industry
New Study Makes Confusing Case for Drinking Unfiltered Tap Water
Depending on where you live, you may want to toss out that Brita filter and move on with your life. A new study found that Americans who don’t drink tap water, which is typically fluoridated, are more likely to suffer from tooth decay. But proceed with caution, because the study also confirmed a common fear for […]United States, National USA
Letter: Australian Dental Association NSW supports water fluoridation
The Australian Dental Association NSW supports water fluoridation as a safe, effective and equitable way of preventing tooth decay. Since water fluoridation began in NSW more than 60 years ago we have seen considerable improvements in oral health, and no reliable evidence that water fluoridation as practised in Australia is associated with any adverse health […]Australia
Opinion: Who is telling the truth about the Torrance refinery?
It has been asserted, without any specifics, that warnings on the Torrance Refinery Action Alliance door hangers in its recent 100,000 door-hanger campaign are incorrect and misleading and contain false claims about risks caused by the Torrance refinery. The TRAA Science Advisory Panel of eight local scientists and engineers with extensive experience with highly toxic […]United States, California Oil Refineries
Cleaning up oil spills. Research on a chemical compound that repels water.
A chemical compound (Meisenheimer complex) synthesised through a simple, single-step process of mixing two chemicals at room temperature has been found to be highly effective in removing fluoride and metal ions such as lead, mercury, cadmium, copper, and iron from drinking water. The compound repels water by nature. A two-member team led by Professor Debasish […]India
Lismore & Ballina: Opponents say documents prove flouride plants failing
Anti-fluoride campaigners are calling for the shutdown of fluoride plants in the Lismore and Ballina areas after documents have apparently revealed a ‘litany of breakdowns and fluoride overdose spikes’. The Fluoride Free Northern Rivers (FFNR) group said documents released under Freedom of Information laws revealed breakdowns at the plants at Corndale, Knockrow, Clunes and Durroughby. […]Australia
Editorial. Edgartown: Decayed trust
The real debate in Edgartown isn’t over whether or not to add fluoride to the town’s water supply. The real debate is over how the board of health went about its decision to add fluoride to the town’s water supply. Perhaps knowing there would be a public outcry similar to what happened in Oak Bluffs […]United States, Massachusetts
What is PVDF?
Note from FAN: The molecular structure of PVDF is PVDF coatings are a resin-based coating system. Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) coatings are one of the most commonly used commercial and industrial coatings on the market. PVDF is a fluoropolymer resin that is highly inert and stable, providing excellent resistance from metal weathering over time. PVDF coatings […]United States, National USA Fluorine Coatings