Fluoride Action Network

Protecting Your Family from Fluoride

Fluoride Action Network | December 18, 2015

In today’s bulletin FAN’s campaign manager Stuart Cooper has prepared a summary of all the information on our website which is aimed at helping people protect themselves from all sources of fluoride. Before we get to that very helpful summary here is an update on our fundraising campaign.

As expected yesterday was a big day for us. We received donations from 17 people. $1,500 of the donations were doubled by a matching grant from Dr. Mercola and when we reached $40,000 we received a $3,000 from another super-angel.  All of this brought in a magnificent $7,444 for the day and helped us reach our current grand total of $47,422 from 235 supporters.

We still have a long way to go to reach our mini-goal of $75,000 from 500 supporters by midnight Christmas Eve. To help us on our way one of our super-angels will TRIPLE every donation made today up to $1000, i.e. we get $3 for every $1 donated!

The big foundations donate to groups working on “safe” issues.  And because of that you are our foundation!  Please consider sending a donation, whether large or small, today.  We can’t run FAN without your help!

To make a tax-deductible donation you can either:

  • Or by check – please make checks payable to Fluoride Action Network and send to: FAN, c/o Connett, 104 Walnut Street, Binghamton NY 13905

See the many GIFTS available for your donation!

Paul Connett, PhD,
Coordinator of FAN’s 2015 fundraising campaign

Protecting Your Family from Fluoride

 By Stuart Cooper, FAN campaign manager

Of course, the 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 organizing and education.  We need education not fluoridation!

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, soda and beer made with fluoridated water, food grown with fluoride-containing pesticides and fumigated in warehouses with sulfuryl fluoride (buy organic!), iced tea, raisins, fruit juices, wine, mechanically deboned chicken, and A few pharmaceuticals and fluorinated anaesthetics that metabolize to yield a free fluoride ion.  Taken together, the glut of fluoride sources in the modern diet and at the tap 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 (we don’t need any!), but that we are receiving too much.

FAN guides to help you reduce your exposure to fluoride. 

Please share these guides with your friends and family:

Fluoride Content in:

Other Sources of Exposure:

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 neurotoxic and endocrine disrupting chemical, which accumulates in our bones over our whole lifetime.

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!

To make a tax-deductible donation you can either:

  • Or by check – please make checks payable to Fluoride Action Network and send to: FAN, c/o Connett, 104 Walnut Street, Binghamton NY 13905

See the many GIFTS available for your donation!


Stuart Cooper
Campaign Manager
Fluoride Action Network 

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