Fluoride Action Network


  • Healdsburg Water Fluoridation Moratorium Initiative

    Signatures are being gathered to put a Water Fluoridation Moratorium Initiative on the Healdsburg ballot for November 2016. The Initiative calls for a moratorium on water fluoridation until the manufacturer of Healdsburg’s fluoridating chemical provides specified information about the chemical, including verification of its safety for ingestion by all consumers, regardless of an individual consumer’s […]

  • The Horrible Chemicals That Make Your Winter Gear Waterproof

    They don’t break down … ever Ever since our early ancestors left the fertile sauna of Africa and headed North, we humans have been searching for ways to fend off sleet and snow and rain and cold. The Inuit once relied on seal and whale intestines to get the job done. Nowadays, we rely on […]

  • PFOA testing to begin in Chittenden County

    The state will start preliminary testing for perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly known as PFOA, in 11 locations around the state, the Shumlin administration announced today. Testing will start around industrial sites where PFOA may have been used in the production of Teflon, wire coatings and fire-fighting foam. Testing sites in Chittenden County include areas around GlobalFoundries, formerly IBM, in Essex, […]

  • Gov. Shumlin Outlines Next Steps on PFOA Response

    MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today provided an update on the State’s response to the detection of the chemical PFOA in southern Vermont and provided information on additional testing that will be conducted around the state. These additional tests are not a result of specific concerns for drinking water safety. Rather, they are being conducted […]

  • Pollutants up 2x in municipal water

    Concentrations of arsenic and fluoride have doubled in the Lerma-Chapala aquifer As if drought conditions in many parts of Mexico weren’t enough, the levels of pollutants found in tap water are reaching worrisome levels, according to the results of a study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The Geosciences Center (CGeo) at UNAM has […]

  • PFOA: EPA considers new water toxin health advisory

    PORTSMOUTH — The Environmental Protection Agency could be just weeks away from developing a lifetime health advisory for a toxin that closed the city-owned Haven well and has contaminated a growing number of water supplies in New Hampshire. Jim Murphy, the team leader for community involvement and government relations for the EPA’s Boston office, said […]

  • PFOA Contamination In Pownal Could Drain Vermont’s Cleanup Funds

    The recent discovery of the suspected carcinogen PFOA in a public water supply in Pownal could end up costing the state a lot of money. The state has been putting its efforts into dealing with widespread water contamination in North Bennington. And now they’ve got another crisis in nearby Pownal. The multinational corporation Saint-Gobain previously owned the […]

  • More North Bennington Wells Show PFOA Contamination

    The first round of water test results from North Bennington are in and they show widespread contamination among homes near the former Chemfab factory. The state received lab results from 34 private wells late Friday. Department of Conservation Commissioner Alyssa Schuren says 29 of those tests showed levels of the suspected carcinogen PFOA that were […]

  • DES: 400 properties to get bottled water amid PFOA fears

    LITCHFIELD – Concerned residents of southern New Hampshire towns, worried about contamination of local drinking water supplies by a potentially carcinogenic chemical, gathered in near silence on Thursday, following the announcement that approximately 400 affected properties would be issued bottled water purchased by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “This is not to scare people,” said Clark Freise, […]

  • Lawmakers look to improve toxics regulation in the wake of PFOA contamination

    The discovery of high levels of a suspected carcinogen in private water supplies in Bennington and beyond has lawmakers questioning the adequacy of regulations that are supposed to protect Vermonters from toxic substances. State officials first detected troubling levels of a chemical known as PFOA in the ground water nearby a former manufacturing plant in […]