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A Toxic Threat. A Factsheet on PFOA and PFOS.
Across the country, families are exposed to dangerous chemicals in their water—and the families most at risk are those living on or near military bases. This threat concerns me not just as a researcher, but as the child of a military family. PFAS, or poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances, are a class of synthetic chemicals […]United States, National USA Perfluorinated chemicals
New chemical being added to Hamilton drinking water treatment
Around Nov. 7, the city is adding another chemical besides chloride and fluoride to your drinking water. It’s orthophosphate, and its purpose is to adhere to pipes as a protective coating your drinking water passes over on its way to your home tap. But some of it will end up in your glass of water. […]Canada, Ontario
The ethics of water fluoridation
Introduction Water fluoridation is a controversial topic to some people and has, over the decades since its implementation, promoted furious debate, even within the dental profession. The idea that the dental profession is 100% behind water fluoridation is nonsense, as can be seen by online forums and social media posts. It is credited by many […]United Kingdom
Doctors urge Queensland to help defeat anti-fluoride ‘conspiracy theorists’
The Australian Medical Association says the Queensland government needs to strike a new deal with regional councils to encourage them to put fluoride back in the water supply. About 800,000 people in regional Queensland do not have fluoride added to their drinking water. That represents more than half the population outside of the urban south-east, […]Australia
Johnstown: Water fluoridation ends next month
Note from FAN: The decision to end fluoridation was made in July 2017 in the Greater Johnston Water Authority – an area with over 52,000 residents. Customers of the Greater Johnstown Water Authority will soon no longer have fluoride on tap. Notices were recently mailed to area residents alerting them that fluoridation will be discontinued […]United States, Pennsylvania
Ozone gas: reversing tooth decay
For a few months, Christy Kramer had watched as a baby tooth that had hung on for 50 years near the front of her mouth had gradually darkened and turned brown. When she smiled, her daughter noticed it. Her dentist told her that it needed to be extracted. No one relishes pain in the dentist’s […]United States, National USA
An assessment of strategies to control dental caries in Aboriginal children living in rural and remote communities in New South Wales, Australia.
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: A community-led oral health service for Aboriginal people in Central Northern NSW identified the need for oral health promotion, as well as dental treatment; in three remote communities with limited access to dental services. A three-stage plan based on the Precede-Proceed model was used to develop a school-based preventive oral health program. The […]Australia
Nutrient Profiling: Friend or Foe?
Salt is essential to a healthy life. But due to a lack of regulatory framework and harmonisation, European public health policies have failed to address issues linked to malnutrition, particularly lack of micronutrients and the ensuing health impacts, writes Inge Neetens. Inge Neetens is the communications manager at EUsalt, an association of European salt producers. […]European Union
Tamworth Regional Council considers fluoride for village water supplies
FLUORIDE could be added to water supplies in Attunga, Barraba, Bendemeer and Nundle as the state government reviews its code of practice for NSW water supplies. Tamworth Regional Council recently received a letter from health minister Brad Hazzard which highlighted the funding available for local governments looking to fluoridate their water supplies. The Calala water treatment […]Australia
Thousands of young children suffering serious tooth decay, Queensland Health report reveals
Tens of thousands of Queensland children have rotten teeth by school age, a new report into public oral health care has found. The data, released by Queensland Health, looked at the 130,000 children aged between five and 14 who accessed publicly funded dental care in 2016/17. It revealed more than half of the children had […]Australia