Fluoride Action Network


  • New water results spur more PFOA testing around Bennington

    The state will test another 150 private wells around Bennington for the chemical PFOA. Gov. Shumlin announced late Thursday that some well samples collected last week show that the suspected carcinogen has contaminated additional private wells beyond the original testing area. The Department of Environmental Conservation says it will begin testing wells around the Bennington […]

  • PFOA: Lawsuits charge that 3M knew about the dangers of its chemicals

    FOR DECADES 3M was the primary producer of C8, or PFOA, and was the sole producer of a related chemical known as PFOS. But while DuPont was caught up in a massive class action suit over C8, 3M has largely avoided public scrutiny and serious legal or financial consequences for its role in developing and […]

  • Rutland: Stamp of approval is meaningless

    Who in the scientific world would say that fluorosilicic acid is safe to drink when added to Rutland City’s excellent water supply? Does having the “NSF” mark on this chemical’s shipping label assure us that this toxic waste product is safe for human consumption when diluted according to fluoridation standards? At a Select Board meeting […]

  • ALERT: Fluoridation Resolution in Congress

    A resolution has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that seeks to recognize artificial water fluoridation as a “vitally important public health initiative,” and to solidify congressional support of the practice for its 70th anniversary. House Resolution 416 is entitled “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives recognizing community water fluoridation as one of […]

  • Letter: Dentistry prof recommends voting fluoridation out

    To the editor: I served 3.5 years on the US National Academies of Sciences Subcommittee on Fluoride in Drinking Water. The NAS is sometimes referred to as the “Supreme Court of Science,” an organization that sets up unbiased (or balanced) committees to review scientific issues of concern to Americans. The committee on which I served […]

  • The Fluoride Debate: One More Time

    THE 40-YEAR-OLD CONTROVERSY over the use of fluoride in drinking water threatens to erupt from dormancy this month as the government gets ready to make public new data on fluoride’s cancer-causing potential. Since the 1940s, sodium fluoride has been added to toothpaste and public water systems to prevent tooth decay. Opponents have resisted the practice […]

  • Improving Pakistan’s Communal Health

    We sometimes take it for granted that nature provides a clean environment that does not affect human health, but this is far from the truth. “All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. Only the dose differentiates a poison and a remedy” said Paracelsus, the founder of Toxicology. Disease is an […]

  • USA: More About Fluoride.

    This excerpt was provided free by Science Direct; the full article requires payment. … The  supporting  cancer  hazard  evidence  was  an animal  study  sponsored  by  the  government’s  National Toxicology  Program  (Lancet,  Feb  3,  p  282).  Since  then,  the Public  Health  Service  has  responded  to  this  and  similar news  stories  by  reaffirming  its  confidence  in  the  […]

  • ‘He knows nothing from a specialist point of view’: Health minister slams controversial Paleo chef Pete Evans for opposing teeth-saving fluoridation of water supplies

    Celebrity chef Pete Evans strongly endorses fluoride-free water But Health Minister Jillian Skinner said he is putting people’s health at risk  She also added she has refused to watch Evans’ show My Kitchen Rules Medical professionals say fluoride protects from tooth decay Australian Dental Association supports water fluoridation Health Minister Jillian Skinner has slammed celebrity chef […]

  • The Madrid Statement on Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

    The Madrid Statement documents the scientific consensus regarding the persistence and potential for harm of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), and lays out a roadmap to gather needed information and prevent further harm.  Click here to sign As scientists and other professionals from a variety of disciplines, we are concerned about the production and release […]