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Alpena Municipal Council plans to discuss fluoride options for water supply.
ALPENA — The Alpena Municipal Council is getting closer to taking action on whether to continue adding fluoride to its water supply. The topic will be discussed during its meeting tonight, which begins at 6 p.m. at city hall. Water fluoridation is the controlled adjustment of fluoride to a public water supply solely to reduce […]United States, Michigan
Fluoride use was consequence of flawed nutritional guidelines, researcher says.
Prominent organizations including the World Health Organization and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have dismissed low-carbohydrate diets that prevent tooth decay in favor of recommending high-carbohydrate diets which rely on fluoride and food fortification to mitigate dental damage and nutritional shortcomings, a University of Washington researcher says. Dr. Philippe Hujoel, UW School of Dentistry. In […]United States, National
Drinking Water Case Proceeds to Probe Fluoride Data, Court Says
Case challenges 77-year old tradition of adding fluoride Case to review studies on health effects of the chemical A federal court will allow a lawsuit to prohibit fluoride from drinking water to proceed to review new scientific evidence about the chemical’s potential to harm babies’ developing nervous systems. Judge Edward M. Chen of the US […]United States, National
Legal Petition Urges California Officials to Phase Out Deadly Pesticide Linked to Climate Change.
See FAN’s background on Sulfuryl fluoride OAKLAND, Calif.— Environmental groups filed a formal legal petition today urging the California Air Resources Board to phase out the insecticide sulfuryl fluoride because of its significant contribution to global warming. California is the world’s largest emitter of sulfuryl fluoride, which is 4,800 times more potent than carbon dioxide […]United States, California United States Pesticides
Ripon suspends fluoridation program until problems with wells are fixed.
The Ripon Common Council voted to suspend the city’s water fluoridation program until some of its wells are complete and compliant with state regulations for storing chemicals at water utilities. During a council meeting earlier this month, utility officials presented key points from the 2022 Sanitary Survey Report for the Ripon Water Utility, which found […]United States, Wisconsin
Judge Lifts Stay In Fluoride Trial In Narrow Bid To Obtain Draft NTP Report.
Excerpt: The judge overseeing anti-fluoridation groups’ long-running suit over EPA’s denial of their petition to ban fluoridation under TSCA has lifted his years-long stay to try to obtain the latest draft of a key scientific report on the mineral’s toxicity so that he and the parties in the case can review it to determine if […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Letter to the editor: Stop adding fluoride to Maine public water systems.
I commend the Press Herald’s coverage (Oct. 17) of the Fluoride Opposition Committee in Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Southport, which is lobbying to stop adding fluoride to the public water in the Boothbay Region Water District. Fluoridated water is not dental care or medical care. It is water treated with toxic waste from the fertilizer […]United States, Maine
A town employee who quietly lowered the fluoride in water has resigned.
A town employee who quietly lowered the fluoride in a Vermont community’s drinking water for years has resigned — and is asserting that the levels had actually been low for much longer than believed. Richmond water superintendent Kendall Chamberlin disclosed in his five-page resignation letter, submitted Monday, that fluoride levels have not been in the […]United States, Vermont
Vote no on fluoride referendum.
Dear Editor: On Election Day we will vote on whether to continue fluoridating our public water supply. I will be voting “no.” While I understand fluoride prevents tooth decay, I want it out of our water. Here’s why: It has been shown fluoride is most effective at preventing tooth decay when applied topically—as in most […]United States, Maine United States
Fluoride levels to be reduced in Cheyenne’s drinking water.
CHEYENNE – Supply availability will cause a reduced level of supplemental fluoride in Cheyenne’s drinking water beginning on or around Oct. 24. The Board of Public Utilities’ supplier of granular, pure fluoride is not able to provide its product at this time, nor has a future delivery schedule been received by BOPU staff. Fluoride in […]United States, Wyoming