Fluoride Action Network

How to Reduce Exposure to Fluoride

FAN Bulletin | December 11, 2014

Dear Supporter,

Fundraising Update

Since yesterday’s bulletin the Fluoride Action Network received $4,664 from 22 donors for a grand total of $21,654 from 151 donors.

We have been given an incredible and exciting challenge: All donations will be doubled up to $5,336! This is a great time to donate.

We trust that with your support we will reach $150,000 from 1,000 donors for FAN’s 2015 operating budget. Can “we” do it?

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How to Reduce Exposure to Fluoride

When fluoride was first added to water in the 1940s in an experiment to prevent tooth decay, not a single dental product contained fluoride: no fluoride toothpastes, no fluoride mouth rinses, no fluoride varnishes, and no fluoride gels. In the past 60 years, as more communities began fluoridation and one fluoride product after another entered the market, exposure to fluoride increased considerably, particularly among children.

Exposure from other sources has increased as well, such as: infant formula, processed foods, soups, and beer made with fluoridated water, food grown with fluoride-containing pesticides and fumigants (buy organic!), bottled teas, raisins, fruit juices, wine, mechanically deboned chicken, and pharmaceuticals that leave a fluoride metabolite, to name a few. Taken together, the glut of fluoride sources in the modern diet has created a toxic cocktail, one that has caused a dramatic increase in dental fluorosis (a tooth defect caused by excess fluoride intake) over the past 60 years. The problem with fluoride, therefore, is not that we are receiving too little, but that we are receiving too much.

Here are several FAN guides to help you reduce your exposure to fluoride. Please share them with friends and family:

Fluoride Content in:

Other Sources of Exposure:

Of course, the very best way to avoid fluoride is to work with your friends and neighbors to get it out of your water – or keep it out of the water.  That requires organization and education.  We need education not fluoridation!

The Fluoride Action Network is committed to educating citizens around the world about the risks associated with fluoride in an effort to ultimately reduce exposure to this neurotoxicant. With your help we can continue to develop more free educational materials and guidebooks in this pursuit. If you find these resources helpful and would like to see more developed, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution–why not give it to FAN instead of Uncle Sam!


Stuart Cooper
Campaign Manager
Fluoride Action Network
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