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Plain English Summary of the 2022 Catfish Study in Cumbria
Evaluation of water fluoridation scheme in Cumbria: the CATFISH prospective longitudinal cohort study. Plain English Summary of the 2022 study: Tooth decay is the most common disease of childhood, and tooth extraction due to decay is the main reason why children have a general anaesthetic in hospital. It is known that fluoride can prevent tooth […]United Kingdom, England
Water fluoridation not enough to shrink dental health inequalities, study finds.
Water fluoridation provides a modest benefit for children’s teeth in an era of fluoride toothpastes, but does not shrink inequalities in dental health between rich and poor communities, research has revealed. Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, has been added to drinking water for decades in areas where natural levels are low in a bid to […]United Kingdom
Fluoride in water is of limited benefit because improvements in toothpastes have reduced the positive effects, study suggests.
Adding fluoride to water supplies delivers only a modest benefit to the dental health of children, a new study suggests. The mineral strengthens tooth enamel but, due to improvements in toothpastes over the past 50 years, the boost to oral health of adding it to water has been largely reduced, the study by Manchester and […]United Kingdom, England
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
Fluoride to remain in public drinking water supply.
Voters in Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Southport approved the Special Election vote to keep the public drinking water supply fluoridated by a difference of 338 votes in the combined total on Nov. 8. The vote counts were: Boothbay – yes – 996, no – 957; Boothbay Harbor – yes – 713, no – 503; and […]United States, Maine
Elevated Fluoride Levels Detected in AMERICUS.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER Elevated Fluoride Levels Detected in AMERICUS The City of Americus collected water samples from Americus’ water treatment plants in mid-September 2022 for fluoride analysis by the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The State’s test results indicated a level of fluoride in the water of 12 milligrams per […]United States, Georgia
8 Mass. communities stopped putting fluoride in tap water over the past year due to supply shortages.
Eight cities and towns in Massachusetts have had to stop adding sodium fluoride to their municipal water supplies after running out of the compound, which is used to prevent tooth decay. Health officials say some of the suspensions have been intermittent, but state data shows they have impacted roughly 250,000 residents over the last year in Fall River, Holden, Medway, […]United States, Massachusetts
Does Fluoridation Affect Diabetes Risk?
Given that sodium fluoride is a recognized blood glucose preserver, the data showed that sodium fluoridation might cause a rise in diabetes incidence in the United States. Fluoride has been found to raise blood sugar levels and reduce glucose tolerance, perhaps by preventing insulin generation or secretion. A dose of fluoride that can be attained […]Pakistan
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