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Fluoride Action Network | Bulletin | April 23, 2018

Most of our supporters are very familiar with the fact that FAN maintains a fabulous health data base which can be easily accessed with our StudyTracker, but many may be less aware of the goldmine of news articles, reports, and in-depth analysis for issues on “everything  fluoride.”  It’s all below, but first an update on our fundraiser.

UPDATE ON FUNDRAISER: Last weekend was not the bumper weekend for which we had hoped. Our current total stands at $51,996 from 385 donors.

We need another 15 donors to trigger a pledge of $500, and 45 more donors to trigger a $5,000 pledge! A small donation today will go a long long way, and even further if we reach a total of $75,000 by May 31, when this total will be tripled! See the details of our TSCA lawsuit against EPA below.*

How to donate

  • Online at our secure server.
  • Or by Check, payable to the Fluoride Action Network. Send your check to:
    Fluoride Action Network
    c/o Connett
    104 Walnut Street
    Binghamton NY 13905



Articles by Country: These range from last week’s good news that the city of Jaipur in India will install 200 free reverse osmosis water kiosks across the city to the tragedy in Vietnam where 8 patients died because the water used for kidney dialysis contained fluoride. Israel’s good news: fluoridation hasn’t resumed. A 2011 article from China on their multi-billion effort to relocate 392,000 people living in an area with high levels of fluoride in their water. And lots (over 12,500) more! And of course, the victories!

AfghanistanAustraliaAzerbaijanBahrainBangladeshBelgium * BermudaBoliviaBrazilBruneiCanadaCeylonChileChinaCongoCuraçaoCzech RepublicDenmarkEcuadorEl SalvadorEstoniaEthiopiaEuropean UnionFrance * GermanyGhanaGreenlandGrenadaGuernseyHong Kong IcelandIndiaIndonesiaInternational  • IranIraqIreland  • Isle of Man • IsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKenyaLebanonLithuaniaMalaysiaMexicoMongoliaMozambiqueNamibiaNew ZealandNigerNigeriaNorwayPakistanPalestine • PhilippinesRussiaSaudi ArabiaSenegalSingaporeSloveniaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSpainSri LankaSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandThe Netherlands • Tibet •  Ubekistan •  United Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesVietnamVirgin IslandsYemenZimbabwe

Articles by Industry: AluminumBrick KilnsCement KilnsChemical IndustryChemical WeaponsCoal IndustryCopper SmelterCubatao, BrazilElectronicsFluorine CoatingsFrackingGeothermalGreenhouse/Ozone GasesHuman ExperimentsMiningMiscellaneousNuclear IndustryOil RefineriesPerfluorinated ChemicalsPesticidesPharmaceuticalsPhosphate IndustryPhotovoltaicsPlasticsSpeciality Metal IndustriesSteel IndustryVolcanoes

Government Reports: United States •  AustraliaCanada •  European Union •  IndiaIreland •  New ZealandUnited Kingdom •  World Health Organization | United Nations

Some new categories: TSCA Law SuitToothpasteChildsmile

And there’s more! We’ll let you know sometime soon.

On behalf of the FAN team, thank you.

Paul and Ellen Connett

* The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit the “particular use” of a chemical that presents an unreasonable risk to the general public or susceptible subpopulations. TSCA gives EPA the authority to prohibit drinking water additives.

The Fluoride Action Network together with Food & Water Watch, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, Moms Against Fluoridation and others petitioned EPA to exercise its authority to prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies. We made this request on the grounds that a large body of animal, cellular, and human research shows that fluoride is neurotoxic at doses within the range now seen in fluoridated communities.

We have won the first two rounds in Federal Court. The first was the Dec 21, 2017, ruling to allow the case to go forward, thus ending EPA’s effort to dismiss the case. The second ruling on Feb 7, 2018, allows us to enter new studies into consideration, something that EPA argued against.

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