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Does fluoride in drinking water lower IQ? Question looms large in court battle.
SCIENCE: Experts clash over report suggesting fluoride can affect brain development A long-simmering scientific battle took on new life this week, as experts clashed in a San Francisco courtroom over whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should ban fluoridation of drinking water to protect fetuses and children from the risk of neurodevelopmental problems. The […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Harvard Prof. slams study showing IQ Gains from Fluoride.
LAW360. EXCERPT. A Harvard epidemiologist testifying Friday in a high-stakes bench trial over fluoridated water’s risks criticized a study cited by the government that found fluoride exposure increases IQ by 24 points, saying the results “don’t make sense,” are “beyond the imagination” and must be based on erroneous data. Danish epidemiologist Philippe Grandjean’s comments came […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Fluoride Expert Squares Off Against EPA on Day 1 of Landmark Trial.
THE DEFENDER: After a nearly four-year delay, federal Judge Edward Chen on Wednesday heard opening statements in a lawsuit seeking to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prohibit water fluoridation in the U.S. due to fluoride’s toxic effects on children’s developing brains. Editor’s note: The Defender is providing daily updates on the landmark trial pitting Fluoride […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Judge Weighs TSCA Risk ‘Margin’ On First Day Of Fluoride Petition Trial.
INSIDE EPA: Plaintiffs in the long-running suit seeking to force EPA to ban drinking water fluoridation under TSCA used the first day of trial to argue that the agency used much more demanding standards to consider fluoride toxicity than it has for other chemicals subject to the law, drawing questions from the presiding federal judge […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Harvard Professor Testifies Fluoride Is ‘Definitely’ Neurotoxic.
LAW360: A Harvard epidemiologist testified in a high-stakes bench trial over environmental groups’ efforts to get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban fluoride in 200 million Americans’ drinking water that there is “definitely a causal relationship” between fluoride exposure and neurotoxicity, even at low exposure levels. Danish epidemiologist Philippe Grandjean, who is an adjunct […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Fluoride Risk Trial Opens With Claim Exposure Drops Kids’ IQ.
LAW360: Environmental groups told a California federal judge during bench trial openings Wednesday that new studies show clear links between prenatal fluoride exposure and children’s lower IQ levels, while the EPA defended current regulations allowing low levels of fluoride in drinking water and underscored that “the dose makes the poison.” The attorneys’ statements kicked off […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Lawyer in Landmark Fluoride Trial: ‘Fluoridation Violates Informed Consent’
THE DEFENDER: The U.S. government must warn pregnant mothers about the serious health risks of drinking fluoridated water, attorney Michael Connett told journalist Kim Iversen. Connett is representing organizations and individuals suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a bid to end the ability of states and municipalities to add fluoride to their water systems. […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Fluoride Science on Trial in Case With Broader Chemical Impacts
BLOOMBERG LAW: Fluoride added to tap water to fight cavities for 75 years Judge to conduct rare, de novo review of chemical’s science The health effects of a cavity-fighting chemical backed by health providers for decades will be on trial starting Wednesday, marking a unique development in implementation of the EPA’s landmark chemicals law. A […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Peshtigo native fights for water safety in federal lawsuit.
PESHTIGO – January 25, marks the 79th anniversary of water fluoridation, a practice now facing unprecedented scrutiny as Brenda Staudenmaier, a Peshtigo native, takes on a groundbreaking federal lawsuit. Staudenmaier’s dedication to raising awareness about the health risks to the brain, associated with fluoride chemicals in public drinking water has gained momentum, culminating in a […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Judge Rejects EPA’s Bid to Exclude Key Witness in Fluoride Lawsuit
THE DEFENDER: In a blow to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a federal judge on Tuesday ruled that a witness who claims he has direct knowledge of government agencies trying to suppress a key scientific report that concluded fluoride is neurotoxic to children may present his testimony. The ruling pertains to a lawsuit filed in 2017 […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States