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  • Need to keep open mind on fluoride research: specialist

    Fluoride is considered both safe and effective in New Zealand, but the health community needs to monitor new studies and not get stuck in scientific dogma, a specialist in the area says. Southern District Health Board dental public health specialist Tim Mackay yesterday responded to a Canadian study that concluded maternal exposure to higher levels […]

  • Fluoridated Water May Soon Be Outlawed

    Story at-a-glance In 2016, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and coalition partners filed a petition asking the EPA to ban water fluoridation in U.S. drinking water under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Under the TSCA, the EPA evaluates risks from new and existing chemicals and is supposed to act to address […]

  • Alberta Medical Association ignores request to consider new science regarding fluoride

    IMPORTANT NEW SCIENCE: Why the Alberta Medical Association Should Not Ignore Anti-fluoride Research On September 20, 2019, Safe Water Calgary Founder Dr. Robert Dickson, wrote an excellent letter to Dr. Clarke, President of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), inviting her and her colleagues to reconsider their position regarding water fluoridation in light of the recent […]

  • Water Fluoridation by Paul Connett, PhD

    The Latest Science Indicates That the Practice Must Stop Water fluoridation is the deliberate addition of a substance containing, or yielding, fluoride (that is, in the form of the free fluoride ion) to the public water supply with the ostensible aim of reducing tooth decay. The concentrations of fluoride used for this purpose in the […]

  • Fluoridegate: An American Tragedy, by David Kennedy, DDS

    Fluoride is a good word to use if you want to start an argument in today’s world. Is it good or bad? Does it prevent cavities or not? We often hear from the news echo chambers that there are studies showing that fluoride prevents cavities. Has anyone looked up those studies, and what do they […]

  • Dire Fluoride/IQ Studies Must End Fluoridation in NYC

    400+ Studies Show Fluoride is Toxic to the Brain Maternal fluoride levels are linked to offspring’s lower IQ, according to a carefully-researched and meticulously and extensively peer-reviewed US government-funded study published in the prestigious JAMA Pediatrics (August 2019). Unnecessary fluoride chemicals are added to New York City’s water supplies in a misguided attempt to reduce […]

  • New Court Ruling In Our Favor

    GREAT NEWS!  The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled in our favor for the fifth time since the FAN-funded TSCA lawsuit was filed in November of 2016. On September 19th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) petitioned the court to delay the trial another 65 days after it had already […]

  • Fluoride in Water – The Invisible Additive

    If we’re in any of the many fine Duval Street establishments, most of us will try and be prudent enough to keep an eye on our beverage. We’ll generally encounter people just like us, who might just want to have some relaxation and conversation. Surely, though, we’ve heard horror stories of drinks being compromised; we’d […]

  • Shape of volcanic ash influences contamination of water sources in volcanically active regions

    Kilauea, a famous Hawaiian volcano [see photo], erupts lava and basaltic ash that has high concentrations of fluorine. Credit: M. Patrick, USGS Contaminants from volcanic eruptions leach into water at different rates depending on the shape of the volcanic ash particles, according to new research that could enhancing scientists’ ability to predict water quality risk […]

  • The dangers of salt fluoridation in Lebanon

    Not all salt is created equal. However, if the new law on salt fluoridation in Lebanon sees light, not only will all salt in this country be equal but it will pose a public health threat and we won’t be able to do anything about it. Photo credit planet-science.com When you hear the word fluoride, […]