Fluoride Action Network


  • 2019: Latest Information

    Dramatic increases in dental fluorosis point to widespread fluoride overexposure with risk of neurotoxicity March 15, 2019 – Researchers report a huge increase in dental fluorosis in the USA in a paper just published in the Journal of Dental Research – Clinical & Translational Research. Dental fluorosis is a tooth enamel defect caused by excessive […]

  • Fluoride Can Cause Cancer, Studies Show

    Many published human and animal studies have reported an association between fluoride and various cancers, including valid and unrefuted scientific evidence that fluoride can increase the risk of osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer) in boys and young men, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) in its recent submission to the California Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

  • C8 Science Panel finds more problems in new studies

    When last we heard from the three scientists on the C8 Science Panel, they were explaining to Wood County Circuit Judge J.D. Beane all their reasons for not yet issuing a finding about whether there is a “probable link” between exposure to the chemical C8 and adverse human health effects. Well, the Science Panel has […]

  • Studies of Fluoride Supplements: No Evidence of Safety – No Benefit Either

    According to the Cochrane Oral Health Group, fluoride supplements fail to reduce tooth decay in primary teeth, permanent teeth cavity-reduction is dubious and health risks are little studied (1). Further, “When fluoride supplements were compared with topical fluorides or with other preventive measures, there was no differential effect on permanent or deciduous teeth,” write Cochrane […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ohio/WV: New C8 studies set to begin

    PARKERSBURG – A member of the C8 Science Panel was in town Wednesday to announce the next round of follow-up C8 health studies that will begin at the end of April. Science panelist Dr. Kyle Steenland with the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, stopped in Parkersburg to announce the two follow-up studies to […]

  • Turtle studies suggest health risks from environmental contaminants

    The same chemicals that keep food from sticking to our frying pans and stains from setting in our carpets are damaging the livers and impairing the immune systems of loggerhead turtles—an environmental health impact that also may signal a danger for humans. Jennifer Keller, a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) […]

  • Ohio: C8 Science Panel Describes Planned Studies

    First results of the new research program in C8 and human health will be available early next year, according to two members of the C8 Science Panel, independent epidemiologists chosen by the parties to the C8 class action settlement to investigate possible associations between C8 and human disease. Dr. Kyle Steenland and Dr. Tony Fletcher […]

  • Ohio: C8 Science Panel Begins Follow-Up Studies of Community and Workers

    The C8 Science Panel, chosen to determine whether C8 has a probable link to any health effects, will begin sending introductory letters in the next few weeks to those involved in their community and worker follow-up studies. The introductory letters will be followed by interviews in the fall, in which study participants will be asked […]

  • DuPont gets more time for C8 studies

    DuPont Co. will have three additional years to complete key tests of whether the toxic chemical C8 is leaching out of consumer products, under a deal finalized during the final month of the Bush administration. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lawyers agreed to extend DuPont’s deadline – originally set for Dec. 27, 2008 – for three […]