Fluoride Action Network

How to Reduce Exposure to Fluoride

FAN Bulletin | December 18, 2013

Dear Supporter,

Fluoride is everywhere. It’s in our drinking water, in and on our food, in our beverages, in our workplace, and even in our pharmaceuticals and anesthetics. So how can you reduce the level of fluoride you and your loved ones are exposed to? The Fluoride Action Network has created a handful of free online guides to help you, but before we share them here is an update on our annual fundraiser:

After yesterday’s bulletin went out we raised $2,230 from 21 donors. To this sum we must add a challenge pledge of $1,605.  So, in total, yesterday we raised $3,835 from 22 donors.

Our current total is $44,036 from 296 donors. This is over half way to our mini-goal of raising $80,000 by Christmas Eve, when more pledges will kick in.

To reach this mini-goal we will need another $35,924 in 7 days!  This looks impossible but we have done impossible things before.  We are hoping for some more angels to offer to double or even triple donations up to a certain chosen amount to help us achieve the “impossible.”

Thanks to all of you who have donated so generously, especially for the magnificent challenge pledges.

If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation – large or small -you can either:

  • Donate by sending a check – payable to Fluoride Action Network – to: FAN, 104 Walnut Street, Binghamton, NY 13905

Remember, a donation of $75 will get you the FAN Flash Drive. You can also choose one of our exciting gifts available at different donation levels.

Please Donate Today

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 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:

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 citizen around the world about the risks associated with fluoride in an effort to ultimately reduce exposure to the toxicant. 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 Same!


Stuart Cooper

Campaign Manager

Fluoride Action Network
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