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Fluoride Fear Stages a Comeback
“Have you never wondered why I drink only distilled water, or rainwater, and only pure-grain alcohol? Have you ever heard of a thing called fluoridation of water? Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous Communist plot we have ever had to face?” That was Gen. Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden) to […]United States, California Misinformation
International experts call for independent probe of Canadian research linking fluoride and lower IQ.
Note from Fluoride Action Network: The National Post, a Canadian newspaper, is controversial and provocative. The paper has taken a committed position to support the fluoridation of drinking water and chooses to denigrate those who have a different opinion. At the top of this online article is a photo of Professor Christine Till as well […]Canada Canada, National Misinformation
Smile Spokane information on City Council’s website: Part 1.
Note from Fluoride Action Network: SmileSpokane, the force behind the huge campaign to fluoridate Spokane, has two resources on fluoridation listed on the City Council of Spokane’s website under Items of Interest. The following is a propaganda piece listed on the website as City Council Information on Fluoride (PDF 974 KB). The pdf is dated […]United States, Washington State Misinformation
Editorial: It’s time to fluoridate Spokane’s water
Note from Fluoride Action Network This is a shockingly ill-informed editorial. We urge the editorial staff at The Spokesman-Review (and the state’s proponents) to turn the channel and begin reading the science, starting with the Mother-Offspring fluoride studies and the published literature. (EC) Three public health advocates recently kicked a hornets’ nest when they asked […]United States, Washington State Misinformation
Fluoride: Friend or foe?
Note from Fluoride Action Network, The author states, “Years of solid, rigorous scientific studies have shown that at the proper concentration, following manufacturers’ directions, there are no deleterious side effects to the proper use of fluoridated water and adjunctive products as aids to preventive dental care.” How is it possible that she is not familiar […]United States, National USA Misinformation
Is Social Media Broken?
Note from Fluoride Action Network, Matt Jacob, author of this article, has played a pivotal role in promoting fluoridation for approximately the last 15 years. (EC) The answer to this headline may seem obvious if you care about public health and prevention. Consider this fact: last year, measles cases in the U.S. reached their highest […]United States, National USA United States Misinformation
Questionable study casts a cloud over the 75th anniversary of water fluoridation
Note from the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) In her article below, Jennifer Meyer smeared the Fluoride Action Network in this sentence: “Despite its proven success, critics often attack fluoridation by citing “medical freedom” and sharing conspiracy theories which unjustly blame all manner of ills — from acne to migraines — on fluoride.” That underlined is […]United States, National USA Misinformation
Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year. Here’s what went most viral.
Note from the Fluoride Action Network The author of this article provides no references whatsoever to substantiate the inclusion of fluoride in this article on “misinformation”. Yet, it is included as insinuation. Because of this, one has to question the author’s integrity and veracity in reporting. Note: we have used bold to emphasize where fluoride […]United States, National USA Misinformation
Anti-Fluoride Activism Is Bad, and Not Just for Public Health
Cities must resist this vocal minority using pseudoscience. Their budgets are at stake. In 1901, a Colorado Springs dentist named Frederick McKay noticed many of his patients had peculiarly mottled brown teeth — but far fewer cavities than the norm. The cause, Dr. McKay determined after years of investigation, was high levels of natural fluoride […]United States, National USA American Fluoridation Society Misinformation
Viewpoint: Counteracting Health Misinformation. A Role for Medical Journals?
The growing toll of popular fallacies about health and illness is evident given outbreaks of measles and other preventable communicable diseases in many nations. This “medical misinformation” phenomenon has been described as “a health-related claim of fact that is currently false due to a lack of scientific evidence,”1 [links to this article] but that may […]Canada Canada, National Misinformation