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Communities Across America Say No to Fluoride in Drinking Water.
Communities Across America Say No to Fluoride in Drinking Water Communities fighting to get fluoride out of drinking water came to Washington, DC, in unity with advocates impacted by chemical contamination across the nation. A landmark federal lawsuit was filed to prohibit the addition of fluoride in drinking water. Fluoride, also known as Hydrofluorosilicic Acid, comes from the […]United States, National
Dishonorable discharge: Runoff from a former industrial site is contaminating an important NC lake.
Alcoa’s continued discharge of toxics into Badin Lake, a popular fishing and swimming destination, linked to paltry fines, lax state oversight Alcoa, the eighth-largest aluminum company in the world, whose global reach spans 11 countries, claims on its website that it “operates with excellence” and “cares about people around the globe.” The residents of West […]United States, North Carolina United States
Guest column: EPA has lost its way.
It has been more than 20 years since I worked as a senior attorney at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), using my legal training to help enforce the Clean Water Act and advise agency managers on a range of hazardous waste issues. When I joined the regulatory agency in 1992, I felt my work […]United States, National
Letter: Toxic metal exposure can be harmful
Dr. Aaron Bernstein, the chair of American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and Climate Change and a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital says that “… exposure [of heavy metals] from all sources should be minimized. Toxic metal exposure can be harmful to the developing brain. It’s been linked to problems with learning, cognition […]United States, Iowa United States
Fluoride to remain in public drinking water supply.
Voters in Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Southport approved the Special Election vote to keep the public drinking water supply fluoridated by a difference of 338 votes in the combined total on Nov. 8. The vote counts were: Boothbay – yes – 996, no – 957; Boothbay Harbor – yes – 713, no – 503; and […]United States, Maine
Elevated Fluoride Levels Detected in AMERICUS.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER Elevated Fluoride Levels Detected in AMERICUS The City of Americus collected water samples from Americus’ water treatment plants in mid-September 2022 for fluoride analysis by the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The State’s test results indicated a level of fluoride in the water of 12 milligrams per […]United States, Georgia
8 Mass. communities stopped putting fluoride in tap water over the past year due to supply shortages.
Eight cities and towns in Massachusetts have had to stop adding sodium fluoride to their municipal water supplies after running out of the compound, which is used to prevent tooth decay. Health officials say some of the suspensions have been intermittent, but state data shows they have impacted roughly 250,000 residents over the last year in Fall River, Holden, Medway, […]United States, Massachusetts
Alpena Municipal Council plans to discuss fluoride options for water supply.
ALPENA — The Alpena Municipal Council is getting closer to taking action on whether to continue adding fluoride to its water supply. The topic will be discussed during its meeting tonight, which begins at 6 p.m. at city hall. Water fluoridation is the controlled adjustment of fluoride to a public water supply solely to reduce […]United States, Michigan
Fluoride use was consequence of flawed nutritional guidelines, researcher says.
Prominent organizations including the World Health Organization and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have dismissed low-carbohydrate diets that prevent tooth decay in favor of recommending high-carbohydrate diets which rely on fluoride and food fortification to mitigate dental damage and nutritional shortcomings, a University of Washington researcher says. Dr. Philippe Hujoel, UW School of Dentistry. In […]United States, National
Drinking Water Case Proceeds to Probe Fluoride Data, Court Says
Case challenges 77-year old tradition of adding fluoride Case to review studies on health effects of the chemical A federal court will allow a lawsuit to prohibit fluoride from drinking water to proceed to review new scientific evidence about the chemical’s potential to harm babies’ developing nervous systems. Judge Edward M. Chen of the US […]United States, National