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LETTER: Fluoride in Beaumont water should go to voters.
I am not an alarmist and I DO believe that the City of Beaumont does a good job in making sure that when the Water Department adds FLUORIDE into our drinking water, it makes certain that the levels added do not exceed the recommended dosage prescribed by TCEQ and other regulatory authorities. However, given the […]United States, Texas
Update on Temporary Fluoride Shutdown for Construction.
MWRA staff presented an update on upcoming work on MWRA’s fluoride chemical addition system. MWRA Deputy Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Fiore began the presentation with an overview MWRA’s water system, including the water service area; reservoirs; the system of water pipes, tunnels, and aqueducts; storage facilities; and, pump stations. She noted that MWRA also supplies […]United States, Massachusetts
Science on Fluoride’s Effects on Children Set for Court Release.
District judge to lift protective order for fluoride analyses Court expected in April conference to set trial dates A federal health agency has agreed to publicly release scientific analyses about the safety of fluoride in drinking water, which will allow a federal district court to lift a protective order that has shielded the information from […]United States, National United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Option to vote on removing fluoride from Beaumont’s water drinking supply won’t be on May’s ballot.
BEAUMONT, Texas — A Beaumont City Councilman took his concerns over fluoride in the city’s water drinking supply to the rest of city council Tuesday. Councilman Mike Getz revealed that he believes voters should decide whether the city continues to add the mineral to the drinking water. Getz says many people in his ward feel the same […]United States, Texas
Luxury tea tycoon calls for greater transparency over amount of fluoride in nation’s favourite hot drink.
Prolonged exposure to high amounts of fluoride can be harmful to teeth and bones. The owner of a luxury tea company is calling for more transparency on the amount of fluoride on such products – warning that the nation’s favourite hot beverage can be “a slow process to ill health”. Small amounts of fluoride are […]United Kingdom
West Coast councils baulk at fluoride cost
Big bucks and reluctant ratepayers mean mayors are lukewarm about the Health Ministry’s water-supply directive West Coast councils say ratepayers will be facing yet another cost they can’t afford if they’re forced to fluoridate their public water supplies. The power to direct fluoridation now rests with the Director General of Health after a 2021 law […]New Zealand
Council to discuss possible May referendum on removing fluoride from drinking water.
Beaumont — Beaumont City Council is scheduled to discuss fluoride in drinking water during a work session at Tuesday’s council meeting, and the possibility of authorizing a referendum on whether to remove it. The work session on the agenda indicates council will review and discuss fluoride in water treatment, and consider authorizing the City Manager to […]United States, Texas
Fluoride exposure associated with hypothyroidism in pregnancy, York study finds
TORONTO, Feb. 09, 2023 – New research out of York University found that fluoride exposure via drinking water may increase the risk of hypothyroidism in pregnant women. In a smaller subset of participants, the researchers found lower IQ scores between boys whose mothers had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism compared to boys whose mothers had normal thyroid levels. Earlier […]United States, National
NTP Agrees To Release Draft Fluoride Review Central To TSCA Litigation.
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has agreed to publicly release its latest draft monograph on health harms associated with fluoride exposure, after the document has emerged as key to environmental groups’ long-running TSCA suit seeking a ban on drinking water fluoridation due to those alleged harms. News of the reversal came in a joint Feb. 8 […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Expert fluoride group ‘extremely disappointed’ with Department.
The Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health was “extremely disappointed” with the lack of “engagement” and “succession plan” from the Department of Health over its future, this newspaper has learned. The body, which was established in 2004, monitors new and emerging issues on fluoride and its effects on health and related matters and provides […]Ireland