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Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year. Here’s what went most viral.
Note from the Fluoride Action Network The author of this article provides no references whatsoever to substantiate the inclusion of fluoride in this article on “misinformation”. Yet, it is included as insinuation. Because of this, one has to question the author’s integrity and veracity in reporting. Note: we have used bold to emphasize where fluoride […]United States, National USA Misinformation
Anti-Fluoride Activism Is Bad, and Not Just for Public Health
Cities must resist this vocal minority using pseudoscience. Their budgets are at stake. In 1901, a Colorado Springs dentist named Frederick McKay noticed many of his patients had peculiarly mottled brown teeth — but far fewer cavities than the norm. The cause, Dr. McKay determined after years of investigation, was high levels of natural fluoride […]United States, National USA American Fluoridation Society Misinformation
Ford: The Earth is round, and fluoridation is not harmful
People who oppose fluoridation are placing their children and others in harm’s way — especially those children who can least afford to be penalized, writes Catherine Ford. Photo by Postmedia Archives One finds like-minded citizens in the strangest places. For me, it came when I agreed with Calgary city council’s enfant terrible, Ward 11 […]Canada, Alberta Misinformation
Viewpoint: Counteracting Health Misinformation. A Role for Medical Journals?
The growing toll of popular fallacies about health and illness is evident given outbreaks of measles and other preventable communicable diseases in many nations. This “medical misinformation” phenomenon has been described as “a health-related claim of fact that is currently false due to a lack of scientific evidence,”1 [links to this article] but that may […]Canada Canada, National Misinformation
Unpublished response to Rekha Basu’s syndicated column: Stop rejecting science in favor of superstition
Note from Fluoride Action Network: We are publishing Paul Connett’s response to Rekha Basu’s syndicated column which ran in the Des Moines Register (Iowa), the Daily Republic (Solano County CA), Daily Sun (AZ), The Ledger (FL), The Daily World (WA), Post-Bulletin (MN), and perhaps many other newspapers, because the initial publisher (the Des Moines Register) […]Misinformation
Rekha Basu: Stop rejecting science in favor of superstition
Note from Fluoride Action Network: We have published Paul Connett’s response to this syndicated column by Rekha Basu in the Des Moines Register (Iowa), the Daily Republic (Solano County CA), Daily Sun (AZ), The Ledger (FL), The Daily World (WA), Post-Bulletin (MN), and perhaps many other newspapers, because the initial publisher (the Des Moines Register) […]United States, Iowa Misinformation
1080 protest fueled by misinformation, says DoC
Note from FAN: 1080 is the common name for Sodium fluoroacetate, a highly toxic and non-discriminatory pesticide that can impact any species where it strewn. The Department of Conservation is wrong in its appraisal: this horrid pesticide should be banned from use. It’s molecular formula is below. (For more info and effects): The Department of Conservation […]New Zealand Misinformation Pesticides