Fluoride Action Network


  • Fluorourocil: Catheter studies raise acid alert

    Chemotherapy treatments routinely deliver drugs via catheters, yet in 25% of these catheters there are complications that are generally not well understood. For the first time researchers have studied the behaviour of a common chemotherapy drug on silver, which is often used to coat catheters and other apparatus used in chemotherapy drug delivery. The studies […]

  • Studies show fluoridated tap water can have negative effect on health

    Most toothpaste boxes have a portion that reads drug facts on the back. Underneath that it states sodium fluoride. Elsewhere on the box it states if you swallow more than used for brushing teeth, get medical help or contact Poison Control right away. According to the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, New Haven has […]

  • New studies seek to bolster case for fluoride in Sonoma County’s water supply

    Despite heated opposition, Sonoma County health officials are building their case that adding fluoride to public water supplies is the most effective way to prevent tooth decay and reduce costs of dental care for the greatest number of Sonoma County residents — a strategy some fluoridation proponents said could translate into broader political support of […]

  • NHMRC is soliciting published studies on fluoridation’s health effects

    Submit evidence on the health effects of water FLUORIDATION The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is calling for published studies on the health effects of water fluoridation. The call for evidence opens on 23 July and closes 10:00am 22 August. Further information. Health effects of water fluoridation Community water fluoridation, also known as […]

  • Studies show no advantage to low-fluoride toothpaste

    March 30, 2012 (Tampa, Florida) — Low-fluoride toothpastes do not reduce the risk for fluorosis but increase the risk for caries in very young children, according to a meta-analysis presented here at the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) 2012 Annual Meeting. “There is no evidence to support the use of low-fluoride toothpaste in preschoolers,” […]

  • Health Canada has no studies on actual fluoride chemicals used in drinking water

    In a recent freedom of information request Health Canada has admitted that after a thorough search for studies showing fluoride is safe no records could be found on hydrofluosilicic acid. Hydrofluosilicic acid is one of the most widely used fluoridation chemical along with silicofluorides since they are cheaper than sodium fluoride. Winnipeg Manitoba uses hydrofluosilicic acid to […]

  • Sonoma County considers authorizing more water fluoridation studies

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to advance one of its most hot-button projects: a bid to introduce fluoride to most of the county’s drinking water to improve dental health. A new county report concludes that move, though still in its study phase, would be feasible, although it could also be […]

  • More Studies Link Fluoride to Brain Damage

    Legislators Are Mislead About Gravity and Extent of Fluoride Brain Risk. Newly discovered and translated published studies reveal fluoride is linked to lower IQ, even at levels added to US water supplies, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Further, fluoridation promoters misrepresented newly published Harvard fluoride/IQ research. Thirty-four studies now link fluoride to reduced IQ […]

  • Fluorosis and osteomalacia

    Clinical history A 30-year-old taxicab driver presented with a 1-year history of low back pain radiating into the posterior aspect of both legs, stiffness during inactivity, and proximal upper and lower limb myalgia. Symptoms were poorly controlled with acetaminophen. The medical history was unremarkable. The patient was a vegetarian, smoked 5 cigarettes per day, and […]

  • X-ray diagnosis of fluorine-associated arthropathy

    I. Pathological basis and X-ray signs of fluorine-associated arthropathy Long-term uptake of excessive fluorine may cause pathological changes of bone structure and bone periphery; furthermore, animal experiments and epidemiological investigations demonstrate that fluorosis may cause necrosis, degeneration and ulceration of articular cartilage, and also cause necrosis of subchondral bones, leading to hypertrophy of synovium and […]