Fluoride Action Network


  • Contradictory scientific studies raise questions about fluoride safety

    Two scientific studies focusing on the safety of the chemicals for water fluoridation most commonly used by cities across the country — including Burlington — have become a part of the Burlington debate on whether to continue fluoridating the city’s water supply. One study suggests there might be a link between use of the fluoridation […]

  • Lack of health studies into fluoride in water’s effects is ‘troubling’

    Anti-fluoride campaigner Dr Paul Connett, who gave a speech to the Kapiti Coast District Council regulatory management committee on Thursday, says there were now 24 published studies that indicated moderate to high exposure to fluoride is associated with lowered IQ; there were more than 100 animal experiments which showed fluoride can damage the brain; three […]

  • Kids eat too much fluoride from foods, studies show

    NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire/ — Kids ingest excessive fluoride, studies show, not just from toothpaste, but from their foods, making water fluoridation unnecessary and unsafe, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF). University of Indiana researchers analyzed foods typical three- to five-year-olds eat and found diet significantly contributes to children’s daily […]

  • Fluoride Lowers IQ, Studies Show

    [Rachel’s introduction: “The Precautionary Principle dictates that fluoride, now shown to alter the brain at low levels, should cease being added to water supplies.”] Dr. Vyvyan Howard, a prominent fetal toxicologist said in a recent Canadian TV interview that current brain/fluoride research convinces him that we should stop water fluoridation. Dr. Howard, President of the […]

  • New Studies Cast Doubt on Fluoridation Benefits

    An analysis of national survey data collected by the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) concludes that children who live in areas of the U.S. where the water supplies are fluoridated have tooth decay rates nearly identical with those who live in nonfluoridated areas. The analysis was done by John A. Yiamouyiannis, a biochemist and […]

  • Role of fluoride in formation of urinary calculi: studies in rats

  • Doctor says fluoride’s benefits may be overstated – Says studies show risks

    Doctors and dentists used to believe that ingested fluoride was incorporated into developing teeth, but new research shows the chemical’s decay-fighting properties are provided only by surface contact with teeth, a doctor said Wednesday. Dr. Donald Currie, director of pediatric rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, told a gathering […]

  • Fluoride Could be Contributing to Early Puberty, Studies Show

    The medical and public health community is shocked by the news that young American girls are reaching puberty at ages as young as 7 years (1). However, according to Paul Connett, PhD, Director of the Fluoride Action Network, “If fluoride’s dangers had not been taken off the scientific radar screen by the US Public Health […]

  • Fluoride’s Brain Damage Studies Mounting

    Studies showing fluoride can lower IQ are just the tip of the iceberg in fluoride/neurotoxicity research, according to evidence presented by attorney Michael Connett, Fluoride Action Network’s (FAN) Special Projects Director at the 5th Annual FAN Conference on September 6, 2014. Public health officials never considered brain effects before instigating fluoride’s addition to water supplies […]

  • New studies reveal that drinking certain kinds of tea poses dangerous health risks

    Fortunately, there are ways to minimize them Next to water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world, which is generally a good thing: Besides being tasty and soothing—or energizing, depending on what you’re going for—a seemingly endless body of research has linked it with a huge number of mental and physical health benefits. […]