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Water fluoridation from the frontline
Note from Fluoride Action Network: According to FAN director, Paul Connett, PhD, this article represents dangerous misinformation. The author makes no mention of the recent U.S. government-funded studies which show a link between exposure to fluoride during both fetal development and infancy and lowered IQ in children (Bashash, 2017; Green, 2019; and Till 2020). Thus […]United Kingdom, England Misinformation
NZ: What is water fluoridation and how does it work?
Note from Fluoride Action Network: With the rollout of fluoridation propaganda in preparation for mandatory fluoridation, this journalist covered all the angles in her report, unfortunately relying on government officials as sources throughout. Under the question “Is it Safe” the journalist wrote: “there is no evidence linking fluoridation with any adverse health effects, health officials […]New Zealand Misinformation
NZ: Moving responsibility for fluoride in water to health a ‘victory for science’ says GPs
Note from Fluoride Action Network: Where are the published studies to affirm that “there is strong scientific evidence to support drinking water fluoridation as a safe, effective measure to maintain oral health, prevent tooth decay, and reduce health inequities”? Has anyone in this august body read the Mother-Offspring fluoride studies? These studies reveal that the […]New Zealand Misinformation
Does community water fluoridation affect IQ? No.
Note from Fluoride Action Network: The following article is pure propaganda generated by fluoridation promoters. Smile Spokane, the group spearheading the fluoridation of the city of Spokane, is affiliated with Better Health Together that published this article. Our response to their misinformation: • The New Zealand paper cited by Broadbent et al. As recognized by […]United States, Washington State Misinformation
Sir, you rightly identify the harm that is being caused by the spread of misinformation in your excellent article.1 The dental world is familiar with the work of conspiracy theorists through the activities of anti-fluoridation activists and historical dental amalgam-related scare stories. The British Fluoridation Society is working with colleagues world-wide to develop and implement […]United Kingdom Misinformation
Ford: City council owes it to Calgary’s children to return fluoride to our water
Note from Fluoride Action Network: Catherine Ford is a columnist and has the right to share her opinion, however misinformed it is. She states, “The anti-fluoride crowd is passionate in its argument against the additive, calling it poison, saying it builds up in the body and causes all sorts of dreadful conditions, taking the “risk” […]Canada, Alberta Misinformation
7 Anti-Science Myths We All Need To Unlearn
Fluoride Action Network will respond to this unfortunate article due to the misinformation in it. (EC) When people reject science in favor of whatever their preferred ideology is, they can come to absurd … [+] Getty Images Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but no one is entitled to their own facts. What’s amazing […]United States, National USA Misinformation
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