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NY WIC webinar to discuss fluoridation in context of infant oral health.
5.) Teeth for Two: An Overview of Perinatal and Infant Oral Health December 17th, 2020 9:30AM -11:30AM Click here to register Increases in interprofessional training and state and federal efforts have led to a greater emphasis on perinatal and infant oral health education and practice. WIC programs play a critical role in educating and encouraging participants to […]United States, New York
PFAS concentration during pregnancy in relation to cardiometabolic health and birth outcomes
Highlights PFAS exposure was ubiquitous in a sample of third-trimester pregnant women in the U.S. Serum concentrations of PFDA, PFNA, and PFOS were associated with total cholesterol and triglycerides during pregnancy. PFAS exposure was largely not associated with gestational age at birth or birth weight. Abstract Introduction Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are persistent organic […]United States, National USA Perfluorinated chemicals
Loveland will bring citizen fluoridation concerns to utilities commission
Shiloh Thompson, lead plant operator of the Loveland Water Treatment Plant, looks through a window into the Fluorosilicic room at the plant as he talks Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, about how they use fluoride in the water treatment process. (Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald) Senior staffer says presentation will take place after December A presentation […]United States, Colorado
Op-ed: It is time to protect kids’ developing brains from fluoride
Mounting evidence suggests fluoride may be hampering brain development and reducing kids’ IQ. The US needs to rethink this exposure for pregnant women and children. The debate on the fluoridation of drinking water—one of the most polarized, long-running, and high-decibel controversies in public health—has been reignited as new studies find that fluoride is toxic to […]United States, National USA
Early life exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and latent health outcomes: A review including the placenta as a target tissue and possible driver of peri- and postnatal effects.
Abstract Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are ubiquitous drinking water contaminants of concern due to mounting evidence implicating adverse health outcomes associated with exposure, including reduced kidney function, metabolic syndrome, thyroid disruption, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. PFAS have been produced in the U.S. since the 1940s and now encompass a growing chemical family comprised of […]United States, National USA Perfluorinated chemicals
Phasing out is not enough — the problem with fluorinated chemicals in wildlife
During a time of cultural and political polarization, a class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may be one of the few commonalities shared by all Americans. These human-created industrial chemicals are found in the blood of 99 percent of U.S. adults, as well as babies in the womb and children. But […]United States, National USA United States Perfluorinated chemicals
Marysville water plant supervisor: End fluoridation of water
Health officer: Fluoridation is ‘safe, beneficial, has great value’ Bari Wrubel, the supervisor of the Marysville water and wastewater treatment plant, wants the city to discontinue fluoridating its public water supply. Fluoride is added in small amounts to the water treatment process in Marysville — and in plants producing the water that 73% of Americans […]United States, Michigan
Know the Basics of Water Fluoridation Additive Products
Abstract The practice of adding fluoride in drinking water treatment has spanned 75 years and improved public health. Adjusting fluoride content involves using one of three additive products. This year marks the 75th anniversary of water fluoridation, which entails adjusting the fluoride level in drinking water to the recommended level of 0.7 mg/L to improve […]United States, National USA
Fluoride on Trial. Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola.
Link to interview with RFK Jr.and Michael Connett at top of article. • Read full article on Dr Mercola’s site Story at a Glance After a four-year process, a landmark fluoridation trial was held in federal court in June 2020. Fluoridation’s neurotoxic risk to vulnerable subpopulations was confirmed, along with the U.S. EPA’s failure to […]United States, National USA
Spokane. The impact of fluoride (Letter)
Found myself on the last stagecoach out of quiet Montana with a recently handicapped husband and unloaded in Spokane five years ago. Albeit a bit overwhelmed by the sounds of traffic, especially from the always-busy I-90 corridor, I thought, “Maybe this can work. A bit urban for us, but at least the governor cares about […]United States, Washington State