Fluoride Action Network


  • Studies: All Infant Formula Contains Fluoride at Tooth-Discoloring Levels

    New York – October 21, 2009 – All infant formulas, whether ready-to-feed, concentrated or organic, contain fluoride at levels which can discolor developing teeth, reports the October 2009 Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) (1). Fluoride, added to some bottled and public water supplies ostensibly to prevent cavities, is also in many foods and […]

  • Harvard Scientist Criticizes Wichita Paper’s Whitewash of Fluoride/IQ Study

    A poorly fact-checked article from a Kansas newspaper is being cited by well-funded advocacy organizations across the country to convince decision-makers, physicians and the public to disregard a peer-reviewed Harvard research paper linking fluoride to lower IQ in children, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Harvard scientist, Philippe Grandjean, MD, states the newspaper never “checked […]

  • Assessment of intelligence quotient among schoolchildren of fishermen community of Kutch, Gujarat, India

  • Acetylcholinesterase activity in fluorosis adversely affects mental well-being: an experimental study in rural Rajasthan

  • Harvard study: Fluoridated water lowers children’s IQ

    Researchers at Harvard University recently published the results of a long-term analysis that links fluoridated water to lower IQ scores in children. The alarming findings were released in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute of Health.   Professor Philippe Grandjean and research scientist Anna L. Choi of Harvard University partnered with medical […]

  • Water Fluoridation Affects Children’s IQ

    Why, in 1974, didn’t authorities learn from this terrible tragedy? A 3-year-old Brooklyn boy, during his first dental checkup, had fluoride paste applied to his teeth. He was then handed a glass of water, but the hygienist failed to inform him to swish the solution around in his mouth, and then spit it out. Instead, […]

  • The effect of small quantities of fluorine on the human body

    Based on several studies, national standard GOST 2874-54 established the maximum allowable concentration of fluorine in drinking water to be 1.5 mg/l. However, this standard cannot be considered sufficiently substantiated. Despite the fact that fluorine exhibits strong neurotropic activity, the question pertaining to the functional state of the nervous system as a result of the […]

  • Topeka, Kansas, Urged To Remove Fluoride From Drinking Water To Protect Legislators’ IQs

    A Republican group in Kansas wants Topeka city officials to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water in order to preserve the intelligence of legislators in the state’s capital. Citing concerns about the chemical’s impact on IQ, the Kansas Republican Assembly, a conservative group that has campaigned against fluoridation, is sending a letter to Topeka’s […]

  • Chemicals like fluoride in toothpaste may be eroding child IQs: disputed study

    Paris:  Two public health experts warned on Saturday about the stunting effects that a wide array of industrial chemicals, including toothpaste ingredient fluoride, may be having on child brain development, in a report some called alarmist. The pair, Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Philip Landrigan from New York’s Icahn School […]

  • Dunedin fluoride-IQ study finds no ill-effect

    A planned Dunedin study into whether fluoridated water reduces IQ has been shelved. However, another University of Otago study looking at the same controversial question has been completed, its findings accepted for publication later this year in a prominent American public health journal. Co-authored by public health dentistry specialist Dr Jonathan Broadbent, it found no […]