Fluoride Action Network


  • Studies of Fluoride Supplements: No Evidence of Safety – No Benefit Either

    According to the Cochrane Oral Health Group, fluoride supplements fail to reduce tooth decay in primary teeth, permanent teeth cavity-reduction is dubious and health risks are little studied (1). Further, “When fluoride supplements were compared with topical fluorides or with other preventive measures, there was no differential effect on permanent or deciduous teeth,” write Cochrane […]

  • Fluoride in Water Linked to Lower IQ in Children

    Exposure to fluoride may lower children’s intelligence says a study pre-published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (online December 17, 2010). Fluoride is added to 70% of U.S. public drinking water supplies. According to Paul Connett, Ph.D., director of the Fluoride Action Network, “This is the 24th […]

  • The Mother-Offspring Fluoride Studies

    There are now 9 Mother-Offspring fluoride studies. Eight of the studies revealed that the fetus and the formula-fed infant (Till 2020) are the most vulnerable to fluoride’s neurotoxicity. Seven of the nine studies measured the urinary levels of pregnant women for fluoride as it is the most accurate indicator of daily total fluoride intake. The […]

  • Four Studies That Show Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water Unnecessarily Endangers Children’s Brains

    Dr. Paul Connett, PhD, director of FAN, says of the scientific evidence: “As of 2020 there have been 72 fluoride-IQ studies, of which 64 found a lower IQ among children with higher fluoride exposure. Many of the earlier studies were in places with elevated natural fluoride levels. There is now very strong evidence that fluoride damages both […]

  • Contradictory scientific studies raise questions about fluoride safety

    Two scientific studies focusing on the safety of the chemicals for water fluoridation most commonly used by cities across the country — including Burlington — have become a part of the Burlington debate on whether to continue fluoridating the city’s water supply. One study suggests there might be a link between use of the fluoridation […]

  • Level of fluoride and arsenic in household shallow well water in Wamiao and Xinhuai villages in Jiangsu Province, China

  • Fluoride, IQ, and advice on type I and II errors

  • Studies: All Infant Formula Contains Fluoride at Tooth-Discoloring Levels

    New York – October 21, 2009 – All infant formulas, whether ready-to-feed, concentrated or organic, contain fluoride at levels which can discolor developing teeth, reports the October 2009 Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) (1). Fluoride, added to some bottled and public water supplies ostensibly to prevent cavities, is also in many foods and […]

  • Lack of health studies into fluoride in water’s effects is ‘troubling’

    Anti-fluoride campaigner Dr Paul Connett, who gave a speech to the Kapiti Coast District Council regulatory management committee on Thursday, says there were now 24 published studies that indicated moderate to high exposure to fluoride is associated with lowered IQ; there were more than 100 animal experiments which showed fluoride can damage the brain; three […]

  • Mozambique: Pollution From Mozal Insignificant, Argue Academics

    Pollution from the Mozal aluminium smelter, with or without filters, is insignificant compared with pollution from slash-and-burn agriculture, motor vehicles or wood fuel, academics from the physics department at Mozambique’s Eduardo Mondlane University argued on Thursday. They were speaking at a public meeting held by Mozal in the southern city of Matola to explain plans […]