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Hiawassee: Citizens, activists react to inability to vote on fluoride
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Negative public feedback emerged following FYN’s report stating that Towns County citizens will not have a say on the potential addition of fluoride to their water. The controversial issue was expected to go before both county and city voters on the May 19 ballot due to many county residents consuming water from […]United States, Georgia American Fluoridation Society
National Academies Completes Review of National Toxicology Program’s Draft Monograph on Fluoride and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Effects
WASHINGTON – Today the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released its review of the National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) draft monograph Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects. The committee that wrote the National Academies report was tasked with reviewing the monograph and focused on evaluating whether evidence as presented in the monograph […]United States, National USA
Coming soon — govt lab in every district where you can test your water supply for toxins
Under the Har Ghar Nal Se Jal scheme, all states will have to establish water testing laboratories at all levels — state, districts and blocks. New Delhi: You will soon be able to walk to a government accredited laboratory near you with a sample of your tap water, and get it tested to ensure it […]India
Children’s oral health progress in Scotland and Wales ‘markedly outstrips’ England
Preventative support programmes and water fluoridation are among the latest recommendations made by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). Released today, the new ‘State of Child Health’ report [see * below] outlines what governments and healthcare professionals can do to promote good oral health across the UK. According to the data, England is […]United Kingdom, Childsmile
Hiawassee: County citizens not permitted to vote on water fluoridation
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – According to the Towns County Board of Elections and Registration, Towns County voters will not have a say on the May ballot as to whether fluoride will be added to the City of Hiawassee’s water supply. Towns County Board of Elections Chair Janet Olivia delivered the news to FYN on Tuesday, March 3, […]United States, Georgia
Is There an Eco Way to Brush My Teeth?
Even “natural” toothpastes can have potentially toxic ingredients Hey Ms. Green, Does using toothpaste have any negative consequences? I noticed that my Crest Tartar Protection lists only the active ingredient, sodium fluoride, and no others, so I’m wondering what we are spitting into our wastewater every day. —Martin in San Leandro, California Yes. According to […]United States, National USA Toothpaste
Kingston Letter: More input on water fluoridation.
Kingston city council appears to have moved quickly from exploring and investigating the feasibility of fluoridating our water to voting soon on the issue. This is a startling development given that in three past municipal referendums, the majority of Kingston voters opposed municipal water fluoridation. This issue is simply too important to rush. Since drinking […]Canada, Ontario
Delhi’s 9 districts had contaminated water in 2019: Jal Shakti Minister
The National capital had tough times dealing with its water issues already and an add on is the data released by the Ministry of Jal Shakti in Rajya Sabha on March 2 stating that about nine districts in the national capital had contaminated groundwater in 2019. As per the report, parts of Haryana, Rajasthan and […]India
NY receiving comments on weak regulations for PFOA-PFOS up to March 9.
Act Now to Protect NY’s Tap Water From Dangerous Chemicals New York State seems reluctant to ban chemicals linked to serious health problems, including cancer. The Department of Health is ready pass regulations that allow chemical concentration levels in drinking water five times higher than scientists deem safe. Even after these regulations—which would still be […]United States, New York Perfluorinated chemicals
EFSA Publishes Draft Scientific Opinion on PFASs in Food
On February 24, 2020, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) published a draft scientific opinion on the risks to human health related to the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food. The draft opinion recommends a tolerable weekly intake (TWI) of 8 ng/kg bw per week for […]Perfluorinated chemicals