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CVS class action alleges retailer falsely advertises fluoride-free antiplaque & whitening toothpaste.
CVS toothpaste class action lawsuit overview: Who: Erzen Krivca filed a class action lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy Inc. Why: Krivca claims CVS falsely advertises the antiplaque and gingivitis relief benefits of its “Certified Natural” CVS Health-brand “Fluoride Free” and “Antiplaque & Whitening” toothpaste. Where: The class action lawsuit was filed in New York federal court. […]United States, National Toothpaste
Podcast Episode #74: Are You Being Fluoride Shamed At The Dentist?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in various environments, including the earth, soil, air, and water. Fluoride is a mineral added to toothpaste and dental rinses to help prevent tooth decay. Individuals concerned about the use of fluoride for brushing their teeth should speak with their dentist; nevertheless, some practitioners believe that fluoride is […]United States, National
Crowther: Fluoridation authority
Gordon Dritschilo’s “Writing on the Hall” column Saturday was a fair and accurate summary of recent actions before the Rutland City Board of Aldermen on the fluoridation issue. I would, however, like to provide additional context regarding the issue of who has authority to fluoridate the city water supply. I have previously expressed doubt that […]United States, Vermont
Writing on the Hall: Flo ridin’
Jack Crowther is trying very hard to get fluoride on the city ballot again. Crowther was part of the movement that put fluoridation on the ballot in 2016, and he didn’t give up when the city voted by a solid margin to maintain the process. The following month, he was in front of the Board […]United States, Vermont
Water Pollution Sources and Purification
It is hoped that “Water Pollution Sources and Purification: Challenges and Scope“ shall provide guidelines to all interested in research studies of one sort or the other. The book consists of seven chapters, well arranged in a coherent manner. Chapter one deals with the different water purification techniques used for safe drinking water production, their […]United States, National
Early Oral Health: How Breast Milk and Formula Impact Baby’s Teeth.
Primary teeth come in when babies are about six months old. However, parents can take action on their little one’s oral health before their first teeth even pop up. Newborn infants typically produce less saliva. Saliva helps us wash away food debris and bacteria buildup in our mouth. For a newborn with less saliva, this […]United States, National
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