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TODAY: Review of the Revised NTP Monograph on Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects (Meeting 2)
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Fluoride In Drinking Water May Be Harming Our Children. We Need To Address It.
Fluoride in drinking water has been a controversial issue, but new research is washing away its image as a safe measure for dental health. It may be doing more harm than good. Here’s why. Since 1945, local governments have added fluoride to public drinking water supplies to reduce the rates of tooth decay. Now, over […]United States, National USA
Fluoride in Drinking Water FAQ by Food & Water Watch.
Food and Water Action 1616 P Street, NW, Suite 300 Washington DC 20036 foodandwateraction.org *Original in pdf Fluoride in Drinking Water FAQ October 2020 1. What is community water fluoridation (CWF)? Community water fluoridation refers to the process of artificially adding fluoride (typically silicofluorides) to a community water system to prevent dental caries (tooth decay) […]United States, National USA
EPA Approves Use of Phosphogypsum in Road Construction
Note from Fluoride Action, A new source of exposure to highly toxic substances, especially to roadwork crews. “Phosphogypsum contains, next to naturally occurring radionuclides, some trace elements such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, chromium, fluoride, zinc, antimony, copper (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1990), which may be leached.” From: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Construction, 2017 WASHINGTON […]United States, National USA Phosphate Industry
Popular bottled water brands contain toxic ‘forever chemicals,’ Consumer Reports finds
Americans drink more bottled water than coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks or any other beverage — billions of gallons a year in all, according to industry statistics. That impressive thirst has drawn scrutiny about what’s in the bottle. Consumer Reports recently tested 47 bottled waters — including 35 noncarbonated and 12 carbonated options — and […]United States, National USA Perfluorinated chemicals
PFAS concentration during pregnancy in relation to cardiometabolic health and birth outcomes
Highlights PFAS exposure was ubiquitous in a sample of third-trimester pregnant women in the U.S. Serum concentrations of PFDA, PFNA, and PFOS were associated with total cholesterol and triglycerides during pregnancy. PFAS exposure was largely not associated with gestational age at birth or birth weight. Abstract Introduction Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are persistent organic […]United States, National USA Perfluorinated chemicals
Op-ed: It is time to protect kids’ developing brains from fluoride
Mounting evidence suggests fluoride may be hampering brain development and reducing kids’ IQ. The US needs to rethink this exposure for pregnant women and children. The debate on the fluoridation of drinking water—one of the most polarized, long-running, and high-decibel controversies in public health—has been reignited as new studies find that fluoride is toxic to […]United States, National USA
Early life exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and latent health outcomes: A review including the placenta as a target tissue and possible driver of peri- and postnatal effects.
Abstract Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are ubiquitous drinking water contaminants of concern due to mounting evidence implicating adverse health outcomes associated with exposure, including reduced kidney function, metabolic syndrome, thyroid disruption, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. PFAS have been produced in the U.S. since the 1940s and now encompass a growing chemical family comprised of […]United States, National USA Perfluorinated chemicals
National Toxicology Program confirms fluoride a brain hazard, according to Fluoride Action Network
NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In 2019, the National Toxicology Program (NTP), the research arm for U.S. government agencies, performed the first systematic government review on fluoride’s neurotoxicity and concluded that it “is presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard,” according to Fluoride Action Network’s (FAN) director Paul Connett, PhD. This NTP review was sent […]National Toxicology Program United States, National USA
Phasing out is not enough — the problem with fluorinated chemicals in wildlife
During a time of cultural and political polarization, a class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may be one of the few commonalities shared by all Americans. These human-created industrial chemicals are found in the blood of 99 percent of U.S. adults, as well as babies in the womb and children. But […]United States, National USA United States Perfluorinated chemicals