Fluoride Action Network

First Citizen’s Conference on Fluoride

Source: Fluoride Action Network | June 16th, 2004

Co-sponsored by:
(Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora)

The First Citizens’ Conference on Fluoride will be held at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, and at the Mohawk Nation Longhouse at Akwesasne, near Massena NY.

The conference has been convened to enable citizens, environmentalists, and those working in the public health and regulatory sectors to learn firsthand about the toxicity of fluoride and its adverse effects on humans and the environment. Presentations by scientists and researchers will be targeted to a citizen audience.

Concerns about fluoride’s toxicity are heightened by results from numerous published studies in the last 8 years reporting serious effects from fluoride exposure, including adverse effects on: the brain, bone, male reproductive system, kidney, liver, lung, thyroid, and G-proteins (an important mechanism that controls critical intracellular communication).

The Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne is located next to Massena, NY and Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Akwesasne abuts the Reynolds aluminum smelter and has been adversely impacted for years from Reynolds’ fluoride emissions. In the 1970s, cows grazing on Cornwall Island were poisoned by the fluoride emissions from Reynolds. Presentations on the poisoning incident and current health concerns will be addressed at the conference.

The goal of this conference is to bring together scientists, citizens interested in fluoride, environmentalists, public health personnel, news media, doctors, dentists, and legal experts to learn about and share information on the current state of knowledge of fluoride’s toxicity.

The campus of St. Lawrence University is especially beautiful in the summer. It is located in Northern New York State, close to the Adirondack Mountains and Thousand Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River. Canada is nearby with Ottawa 1.5 hours and Montreal 2.5 hours by car. Syracuse is 2.5 hours and served by bus. Rooms and meals will be available at St. Lawrence University for reasonable rates.

Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is an international coalition concerned about the multiple adverse impacts of fluoride. FAN is a project of the non-profit American Environmental Health Studies Project.

How to register – see

Conference Agenda – at http://www.fluoridealert.org/conference/agenda.htm

More Conference information – at

Confirmed speakers and topics include:

Fluoride’s Effect on Behavior: Results from rat studies
By Dr. By Phyllis Mullenix,
Former Chairperson, Department of Toxicology, Forsyth Dental Institute, Boston, Mass.

Fluoride’s Impact on Bone
By Dr. Paul Connett, Michael Connett, and Dr. Lennart Krook.
Dr. Connett is Professor of Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Michael Connett is head of research for Fluoride Action Network; & Dr. Krook is Professor Emeritus, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY.

Sulfuryl Fluoride: The science underpinning EPA’s approval of the highest levels of fluoride in food in US history
By Dr. Paul Connett,
Professor of Chemistry, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.

Toxicity of Silicofluorides
By Dr. Roger Masters,
Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

Regulatory Perspective on Fluoride
By Dr. William Hirzy, Senior Scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC.

Health & Environmental Impacts of Fluoride Pollution
By Henry Lickers, Biologist and Director of the Akwasasne Environmental Task Force, Dr. Lennart Krook, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Ella Haley, Professor, Centre for Global & Social Analysis, Athabasca University, Canada; Dr. Phyllis Mullenix; & Michael Connett.

Review of Recent Research Published in Fluoride
By Dr. Albert Burgstahler,
Editor of the journal Fluoride, and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

On Saturday night there will be a video presentation by Chris Bryson, investigative journalist and author of the newly published book The Fluoride Deception.

For more information, contact:

Ellen Connett
Director, Fluoride Pesticides Project
Fluoride Action Network