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‘Equipment malfunction’ deposits extra fluoride into Utah town’s drinking water.
FAN Note: Samples collected in Sunset, Utah municipal water show fluoride levels as high as 13ppm! An “equipment malfunction” poured extra fluoride into the Sunset City water system this week, prompting officials in the Davis County town to advise residents to “flush” — or run — tap water for several minutes, along with other precautions. […]United States, Utah
Harris Township Supervisors Ask Water Authority to Continue Fluoridation.
Harris Township’s Board of Supervisors wants the State College Borough Water Authority to reconsider its recent decision to begin the process of removing fluoride from the water supply serving approximately 75,000 people in and near the Centre Region. The township is one of six municipalities served at least in part by the SCBWA and is […]United States, Pennsylvania
TSCA citizen petitions face uncertain path in court.
Recent filings highlight challenges in convincing courts to force agency action. Recent activity in a pair of long-simmering lawsuits has shined a fresh light on the challenges organisations face in compelling the US EPA to act on chemicals of concern through TSCA ‘citizen petitions’. Public health advocates this week asked a federal court in California […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Tiwai Point smelter: Significant amount of contamination released into environment.
Contaminants found at the site include fluoride, PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon), aluminium, and heavy metals. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon A new assessment on the impact of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter shows a significant amount of contamination has been released into the environment, Southland Regional Council says. Environment Southland has released an assessment by […]New Zealand
Sunset residents warned of excessive fluoride in water due to system malfunction
FAN Note: In 2019, a similar situation in Sandy, Utah exposed thousands to extreme levels of fluorosilicic acid and heavy metals caused by its corrosion: https://fluoridealert.org/content/sandy-utah-february-2019-drinking-water-contamination-event/ SUNSET, Utah, Sept. 14, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — City and state health officials are warning Sunset residents to take precautions after a malfunction in the city water system injected excessive fluoride. […]United States, Utah
Why anti-fluoride conspiracy theories have persisted for over 70 years.
FAN Editorial Note: Lazy journalism from Matt Rozsa. A fair shake at the fluoridation story would include the current NTP #fluoride report, the TSCA #fluoridelawsuit, and the NIH-funded studies on fluoride neurotoxicity. Back in 1999, Salon did a much better job covering fluoridation, “Questions about the safety of this cavity-fighting chemical aren’t just for right-wing […]United States
Anti-fluoride group takes Wellington Water, councils to court
Wellington’s water fluoridation problems might finally be easing but now an anti-fluoride group is trying to turn off the tap again. New Health New Zealand has sued Wellington Water, Wellington City Council and Hutt City Council. Fluoride is added to water to help prevent tooth cavities, but New Health disputes its value, says it is potentially a health […]New Zealand
Petition to stop water fluoridation on West Island
Water fluoridation has been a regular practice in Canada since 1945, in order to prevent cavities and tooth decay and while the City of Montreal has stopped the process for those in Pointe-Claire their water is still fluoridated, a process some oppose. “It clearly says here, industrial use only,” says Ray Coelho, a Pointe-Claire resident, […]Canada
Dallas For Safe Water: Wed 9/14 Hold the Date! You can make a Difference!
To: Everyone that cares about the the health of Millions of people receiving water poisoned by the actions of the Dallas City Council– PLEASE Join us at City Hall THIS Wednesday 9/14/22 VOICE Your concerns and Tell the Council to NOT Allocate Any money for the purchase of the “fluoride”- I will get more details […]United States, Texas
Almost a week of fluoridated water for Wellington residents
Wellington’s tap water has been correctly fluoridated this week – but the water supplier isn’t celebrating just yet. Wellington Water’s new fluoride facilities, set up in shipping containers at Te Marua and Gear Island water treatment plants, are dosing the water supply while the operators check for consistency. The plants are still in a testing […]New Zealand