Arguments Over Appointees to Municipal Boards and Removing Fluoride from the City’s Water Among Topics Discussed
12/6/21 Caucus Excerpt: Milady Tejeda spoke up and asked Petrick if he would like to speak about R-657-12/21 – Prohibiting the use of fluoride in the city drinking water. Tejeda questioned how people would feel about this. Councilman B.J. Torres spoke up, “Fluoride might be a carcinogenic in the long run, and it’s been known […]
Groundwater fluoride contamination in Ghana and the associated human health risks: Any sustainable mitigation measures to curtail the long term hazards?
Abstract This study reviewed groundwater fluoride and the associated human health risks in Ghana. The physical and chemical properties of fluorine that make it soluble in the soil and aquifer materials were carefully reviewed. The pathways through which fluoride gets into groundwater were also reviewed. Fluoride concentrations in groundwater can be as high as 67 mg/L. […]
Fluoride contamination, spatial variation, and health risk assessment of groundwater using GIS: a high-density survey sampling in Weifang City, North China
Abstract The present study, with the aid of GIS, utilizes high-density groundwater (GW) sampling data (1398 samples) to analyze the spatial variation characteristics of GW fluoride in Weifang City (WFC), and evaluate the health risks associated with drinking water routes. The concentration of fluoride in the GW of WFC is observed to be between 0.08 […]
Paradigms and Public Health Policy Versus Evidence.
Editor’s Note: The article below is the last scientific paper written by Dr Richard G Foulkes before his death on 3 September 2007. Originally it was submitted to the British Columbia Medical Journal in response to an opinion piece titled “Fear of fluoride—more bark than bite?” published in the September 2006 issue of that journal. […]
A holistic study on fluoride-contaminated groundwater models and its widespread effects in healthcare and irrigation
Abstract Groundwater is a key resource in the world. Its importance is often undermined, despite the various applications which include irrigation, drinking, sanitation, and industrial uses. One of the contaminants of groundwater is fluoride or the fluorine ion. Fluoride is a common pollutant of water, carrying potential benefits and costs to various sectors. Fluoride contamination […]
Human health risk assessment of metals and anions in surface water from a mineral coal region in Brazil
Abstract Coal mining releases high concentration elements to the environment, which can be deposited in surface water, causing several human health problems. Candiota mine in the south of Brazil is the largest coal reserves in the country, representing approximately 40% of total national coal reserves. Therefore, the present study aimed to estimate the chronic daily […]
Fluoride Studies funded by the U.S. Government
The human studies funded by U.S. government agencies (Bashash 2017, Green 2019 and Till 2020) reveal that in fluoridated communities the fetus and the formula-fed infant are the most vulnerable to fluoride’s neurotoxicity. Certain high levels of fluoride in the pregnant women’s urine were found to significantly impact the IQ, or neurodevelopment, of the offspring. […]
The controversial contribution to dental research made by Albert Schatz-Co-discoverer of streptomycin
Abstract In addition to being co-discoverer of the antibiotic streptomycin the American microbiologist and soil scientist, Albert Schatz did ground breaking dental research. His major contribution is the Proteolysis–Chelation theory, but he also did research on fluoridation where he emphasised the overlooked involvement of so-called paradoxical effects. His research led him to become an active […]
NTP and NASEM: February 9, 2021, a date that won’t be forgotten.
The NTP has a long and complex involvement with fluoride that began in the late 1970s. At that time the U.S. Congress requested that they perform a study to determine if fluoride was a carcinogen. The NTP contracted out two animal studies with the results published in 1990. The findings created an enormous stir as […]
NTP 1990 Cancer Study: EPA Marcus on the downgrading of cancers
Fluoridegate: An American Tragedy In 2013 David Kennedy, DDS, produced Fluoridegate: An American Tragedy, a classic documentary that is exquisite in capturing the battle that raged over the downgrading of cancers in the fluoride study overseen by the National Toxicology Program and published in 1990. Below we reprint the comments made by William Marcus, the […]