Fluoride Action Network


  • Brushing for two: Dental health tips for expecting mothers

    Note from the Fluoride Action Network As concern for exposure to fluoride by the pregnant woman and her fetus has been highlighted in the Mother-Offspring IQ Studies, we add this article for historical purposes. MILWAUKEE — Brushing for two. Often, pregnant women question if dental care during pregnancy is safe. Dr. Kristina Bath with the […]

  • Fluoride’s Effect on the Newborn and Infant Brain

    Mother-Offspring Studies of Newborns and Infants The studies below are both from China and both compare the infants of mothers living in high fluoride areas (fluorosis endemic areas) to mothers living outside of this category. They were published in 2004 and 2017. Both studies tested for variations of neurobehavioral development and both studies reported significantly […]

  • Canadian Mother-Offspring IQ Study: Dental Health Services Victoria

    DHSV strongly supports health benefits of water fluoridation Canadian researchers recently released the results of a study on maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy and IQ scores in young children between 2008 to 2011[1]. A finding of the study, published in JAMA Paediatrics, has sparked discussion among members of the community – that an increase in […]

  • Animal Offspring Studies

    Effects on neurodevelopment in the animal offspring. The 14 animal studies listed below report on the offspring born from mothers that were exposed to different levels of fluoride. They were published from 2017-2019 and mirror in large part the human Mother-Offspring studies. These fluoride studies report that the animal offspring were adversely affected compared to […]

  • Fluoride Conspiracy Theorists Have Made It Hard For Researchers To Study Its Actual Harms

    “It’s like having a scarlet ‘AF’ letter on you,” one researcher who studies fluoride said. Conspiracy theorists have railed for seven decades against fluoride, suggesting that water fluoridation was a government mind-control trick or communist plot. Now, an August study published by a well-regarded medical journal, JAMA Pediatrics, has re-ignited debate about fluoride, both from […]

  • Washington State Dept. of Health FOI Response: Zero Fluoride / Pregnancy Studies To Suggest Safety Re: Childhood IQ or ADHD

    On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the University of Washington School of Public Health published an open letter written by Dean Hilary Godwin and the deans of five other University of Washington Health Sciences schools in support of fluoridating other people’s drinking water without their informed consent. These deans collectively insisted that water fluoridation is a safe and […]

  • The NTP Neurotoxicity Review

    This is the second of our two special FAN bulletins this weekend focusing on our Science Director’s summary of all the important findings from the past three years that indicate that fluoride can impact the brain in various ways – at the exposure levels experienced in fluoridated communities. Yesterday, after Chris had penned this review […]

  • Effectiveness of Fluoridation Depending on Periodicity in 6–10-year-old Children.

    Background The cost-effectiveness of this study was achieved in the group that was treated every three months with periodic intervals, which had a reduction of caries with 62%. The relative effectiveness of our study is the application of fluoride treatment every 3 months compared with treatments done every 4 and 6 months, respectively. Objective To […]

  • Canadian Mother-Offspring IQ Study: Insider.com

    A controversial study suggests drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy is linked to lower childhood IQs By Julia Naftulin Fluoride has become almost synonymous with U.S. public water supplies since the mineral is in an estimated 74.4% of peoples’ drinking water. A new study suggests when pregnant women consume fluoridated drinking water, it could decrease their […]

  • Trial underway in SF could remove fluoride from drinking water

    About 200 million Americans, nearly two-thirds of the population, drink water containing fluoride to fight tooth decay. That could be changed by a case now on trial in a San Francisco federal court. Consumer groups including Food and Water Watch, the Fluoride Action Network and Moms Against Fluoridation contend recent studies show that when pregnant […]