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FDA approves Final Rule for 0.7 mg/L fluoride in bottled water.
Note from Fluoride Action Network: • The Final Rule is online here, and the PDF is here. • FAN’s submission to FDA is here. FDA in its Final Rule did not respond to the issue we raised. • 92 people made comments – read them at https://www.regulations.gov/docket/FDA-2018-N-1815/comments • The docket for this Final Rule is […]United States, National USA
What’s up with North Attleboro’s fluoride treatment?
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Supply problems continue to keep the town from adding fluoride to its drinking water. The water department notified residents in November that a nationwide shortage of sodium fluoride — the chemical added to prevent tooth decay — was forcing the town to suspend treatment. “It’s still not available,” Mark Hollowell, public works […]United States, Massachusetts
Judge approves $34M settlement over PFOA contamination
A federal judge has given final approval to a $34 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against a plastics company over toxic chemical contamination of soil and groundwater in a southern Vermont community. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation will pay $26.2 million into a fund to compensate Bennington area property owners for alleged damages and $6 […]United States, Vermont Perfluorinated chemicals
America’s ToothFairy and 3M Oral Care Celebrate Partnership and Success of National Fluoride Varnish Initiative
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about half of all American children do not receive regular dental care due to social, economic, and geographic obstacles. Since 2006 America’s ToothFairy has partnered with philanthropic corporate underwriters including 3M Oral Care to provide resources and support for safety-net dental clinics and organizations that […]United States, National USA NIDCR
Residents, attorneys react to PFOA suit settlement
Exhaust from the stacks of the former ChemFab Corp. plant in North Bennington were identified by state environmental officials as the source of PFOA contamination of hundreds of wells in the surrounding area. BENNINGTON — A $34.15 million settlement agreement won final court approval Monday, ending a class-action suit filed in 2016 over widespread chemical […]United States, Vermont Perfluorinated chemicals
Leon Valley ponders fluoridation
Residents weigh in on pros, cons; council takes no immediate action More than 90 percent of Bexar County residents have access to drinking water with fluoride. Leon Valley is one of the few providers in the area that does not put it in the water supply. But despite the traditional suspicion of fluoridation, there’s at […]United States, Texas
Fluoride in toothpaste effectively prevents tooth decay; it isn’t neurotoxic, contrary to online claims
Note from Fluoride Action Network: Note from Fluoride Action Network: 1. The article states: “the U.S, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates fluoride levels in water to ensure that the levels are safe.” EPA set its “safe” levels in 1986, some 36 years ago. EPA’s regulated levels for fluroide are outdated and dangerous. It’s “maximum allowable […]United States, National USA Misinformation
Tablet fluoridation. Partnership brings fluoride to Aulander water
Note from Fluoride Action Network: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contracted for the new Sodium Fluorosilicate tablet systsem to fluoridate small water supplies. AULANDER – More fluoride will be coming soon to the town of Aulander’s water system, thanks to a grant. The town of Aulander Commissioners were presented with a plan to […]United States, North Carolina Tablet Fluoridation
Is This Bathroom Staple Dangerous?
See video CDC: Kids Using Too Much Toothpaste Poses Health Risk at top of article Story at-a-glance According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40% of children between the ages of 3 and 6 use potentially dangerous amounts of toothpaste The CDC and American Dental Association (ADA) recommend using no more than […]United States, National USA
What kind of water is best for baby formula?
Note from Fluoride Action Network: The advice from Dr. Tye Winters: — TAP WATER: “boil the water for at least 1 minute in a pan” is simplistic inasmuch as fluoride concentrates when water is boiled and parents might boil the water for longer. — FLUORIDATED WATER for formula: The advice is outdated as it only […]United States, National USA