Fluoride Action Network

The CDC Is Ignoring Fluoride-Brain Studies: Urge Congress To Halt Funding To Oral Health Division

Fluoride Action Network | Bulletin | August 25, 2021

On May 3, 2021, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) sent a letter signed by over 100 professionals to the new Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Rochelle Walensky, asking for an objective internal review of the fetal and infant neurotoxicity science.

On June 15, 2021, Dr. Karen Hacker sent an email reply.

On June 23, 2021, FAN responded by requesting a meeting between Hacker and a collection of world leading fluoride neurotoxicity experts.

On July 15, 2021, Dr. Hacker responded to our meeting request, expressing interest in a meeting, but asking us to follow up at a later date due to COVID being a higher priority for her office at the moment.

On August 4, 2021, FAN sent a reply agreeing to follow up in several months, but pointing out that the CDC is blatantly ignoring our warnings about the new science on fluoride’s neurotoxicity and is currently utilizing many resources to promote, fund, and expand fluoridation programs in the US.  We have asked her to suspend these promotional programs and direct staff–not involved with COVID–to initiate a review of the neurotoxicity science on fluoride.

How You Can Help!

We’re making progress, but to keep this pressure on the CDC we are utilizing a multi-step strategy with which we need your help.  In June, we asked all of you to use our automated email system to send our original letter to the CDC along to your Congressional members in the hopes of generating pressure on the CDC to respond.  It worked, as thousands of letters were sent to Congress and the CDC replied back just a few days later.

Today we are beginning a new campaign to end the funding of the Division of Oral Health at the CDC because their promotion of fluoridation is harming future generations.  Money is the only language government agencies seem to understand. 

Please join us in asking our Congressional representatives to deny federal funding to the CDC’s Oral Health Division in their next operating budget until the CDC:

  1. Ends all promotion of fluoridation, and

  2. Agrees to send warnings to the most vulnerable populations to fluoride’s toxicity: pregnant women and bottle-fed infants. That these warnings be spread through TV and Radio advertisements, pediatricians and the WIC program.

If the CDC does not come up with assurances that these steps will be taken, we urgently request Congress to follow up with hearings with CDC officials so that they can explain why they are not willing to take these reasonable and important steps to protect our children.

Every email counts, and with your help and some patience I’m confident we can get the attention of Congressional staff and possibly members.  We must.  The stakes are too high for our children and future generations to be ignored any longer.


For an even greater impact you can also send a personal email or (even better) a hardcopy letter to your Congressional representative and your Senators expressing your concerns about the unscientific and biased nature of the Oral Health Division’s promotion of fluoridation, and calling for an end of federal fluoridation funding.

We greatly appreciate your continued support and efforts to end water fluoridation throughout the world.

Thank you,

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director
Fluoride Action Network


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