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What to know about fluoride in toothpaste
Note from the Fluoride Action Network: This article cites the Bashash 2017 study (noting it was published in 2016): “The results suggested a link between high levels of fluoride in the mothers and lower IQ scores in their children.” The article then incorrectly states, “But other researchers who evaluated this study said the fluoride level […]United States, National USA CDC Misinformation Toothpaste
What’s in the water? For many in Philadelphia’s suburbs, not fluoride. Why?
Note from Fluoride Action Network: This article is sadly one-sided. While cancer is of enormous concern, neurotoxicity is equally so. In presenting the safety of the fluoridation of drinking water, the author never mentions three recent mother-offspring fluoride studies (Bashash 2017; Green 2019; Till 2020) that revealed the fetus and the formula-fed infant are the […]United States, Pennsylvania Misinformation
Feeding Your Infant: How to Prepare and Store Baby Formula
Note from Fluoride Action Network: The following is shockingly bad advice to parents and carers. Such irresponsible reporting is worrying. Professor Christine Till’s team published this study in late 2019, Fluoride exposure from infant formula and child IQ in a Canadian birth cohort. The highlights of this study are: Consumption of formula reconstituted with fluoridated […]United States, National USA Misinformation
Fluoridation: an update on evidence.
Note from Fluoride Action Network: Do not count on the information in this report until you read the critiques of it as this report contains serious misinformation. Because of its length, a critique by FAN will take time. (EC) *The original review is online at https://www.pmcsa.ac.nz/topics/fluoridation-an-update-on-evidence/ Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Kaitohutohu […]New Zealand Misinformation
Brevard County Dental Society’s petition: Fluoridate Brevard Drinking Water – District 1
Note from Fluoride Action Network: We list this petition by the Brevard county’s dental society as misinformation as it gives a list of benefits of fluoridation without any discussion of the risks involved. Three recent mother-offspring fluoride studies were funded by U.S. government agencies (Till 2020, Green 2019, Bashash 2017) and they reported lowered IQ […]United States, Florida Misinformation
Water fluoridation from the frontline
Note from Fluoride Action Network: According to FAN director, Paul Connett, PhD, this article represents dangerous misinformation. The author makes no mention of the recent U.S. government-funded studies which show a link between exposure to fluoride during both fetal development and infancy and lowered IQ in children (Bashash, 2017; Green, 2019; and Till 2020). Thus […]United Kingdom, England Misinformation
NZ: What is water fluoridation and how does it work?
Note from Fluoride Action Network: With the rollout of fluoridation propaganda in preparation for mandatory fluoridation, this journalist covered all the angles in her report, unfortunately relying on government officials as sources throughout. Under the question “Is it Safe” the journalist wrote: “there is no evidence linking fluoridation with any adverse health effects, health officials […]New Zealand Misinformation
NZ: Moving responsibility for fluoride in water to health a ‘victory for science’ says GPs
Note from Fluoride Action Network: Where are the published studies to affirm that “there is strong scientific evidence to support drinking water fluoridation as a safe, effective measure to maintain oral health, prevent tooth decay, and reduce health inequities”? Has anyone in this august body read the Mother-Offspring fluoride studies? These studies reveal that the […]New Zealand Misinformation
Does community water fluoridation affect IQ? No.
Note from Fluoride Action Network: The following article is pure propaganda generated by fluoridation promoters. Smile Spokane, the group spearheading the fluoridation of the city of Spokane, is affiliated with Better Health Together that published this article. Our response to their misinformation: • The New Zealand paper cited by Broadbent et al. As recognized by […]United States, Washington State Misinformation
Sir, you rightly identify the harm that is being caused by the spread of misinformation in your excellent article.1 The dental world is familiar with the work of conspiracy theorists through the activities of anti-fluoridation activists and historical dental amalgam-related scare stories. The British Fluoridation Society is working with colleagues world-wide to develop and implement […]United Kingdom Misinformation