Fluoride Action Network


  • Sulfuryl fluoride: NJ Proposes Changes to Air Quality Modeling and Risk Assessment Procedures

    Excerpts: Risk assessment requirements and procedures are currently in focus in New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) has taken a series of recent actions that will update, clarify, and potentially increase the scope of air quality evaluations that must be conducted by permitted facilities. In its Resiliency, Air Toxics and Exemptions […]

  • Ailing, angry nuclear-weapons workers fight for compensation

    ‘Too often, workers die waiting’ for help, senator says PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Paul Brogdon was a security guard at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant during the last stages of the Cold War, protecting stockpiles of bomb-grade uranium from would-be terrorists. Brogdon and the other guards would take their turns in the Blue Goose, an armored […]

  • Brian Berridge Tapped to Manage National Toxicology Program

    The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has named Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., as its new Associate Director. Berridge, formerly of GlaxoSmithKline, will oversee day-to-day operations as NTP coordinates toxicology research and testing across nine different federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

  • Intelligent Hybrids offer new solution for DWR

    Nano-Care Deutschland, a leading specialist in the production of ready-to-use high-tech coatings, based in Saarwellingen, has developed Intelligent Hybrids, composed of PFC-free chemicals conforming with the Greenpeace campaign Detox and the ZDHC programme, to provide new hope for sustainability in the market for durable water repelling textile coatings (DWRs). “The big advantage of hybrid technologies […]

  • In search of safe replacements for harmful chemicals used in cookware, carpets, clothing, cosmetics and more

    After ditching two notoriously toxic compounds, manufacturers subbed in other versions of their chemical class. But are they any better? When Donald Taves discovered two kinds of fluoride in his blood in the late 1960s, he immediately knew something was wrong. Everyone assumed that blood contained just one type of fluoride, a naturally occurring form […]

  • Arsenic, fluorides and uranium in groundwater of the Brahmaputra floodplains could pose a risk to children’s health, shows study

    A recent study by researchers from the Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Assam, and the Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the groundwater in the Brahmaputra floodplains has revealed some alarming information. The study has detected the presence of arsenic, uranium and fluorides (compounds of the element fluorine) that […]

  • EPA scientist fights for embattled risk-assessment program

    Excerpt: The scientist hired in the Obama administration’s twilight to revitalize U.S. EPA’s troubled Integrated Risk Information System could soon find herself forced to shutter the chemical-testing effort she’s been battling to save. Kristina Thayer’s program — known by its acronym, IRIS — is unpopular with the chemical industry, its allies on Capitol Hill and […]

  • Uranium Hexafluoride Contamination Class Action Filed

    A class action federal lawsuit has been filed in Metropolis, Illinois, against Honeywell International for uranium hexafluoride (U6). The federal complaint alleges that “Exposure to this radioactive and toxic mixture in the environment through human pathways can cause grave bodily injury and has created a need for a mitigation/abatement program to protect the public from […]

  • Superior refinery: Smoke plume from burning asphalt likely was toxic

    At the height of the Husky Energy oil refinery fire Thursday, as a massive plume of smoke billowed into the sky for miles, Superior Mayor Jim Paine was asked by reporters if the air was safe for people. Yes, the mayor said, later repeating his claim. While Paine may have been right that the air […]

  • Sierra Club Petition to EPA on lax Brick & Ceramic kiln National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

    Petition for Review of Final Administrative Action of the United States Environmental Protection Agency *Online at http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/sierra-petition.brick_.11-14-16.pdf SIERRA CLUB,et al., Petitioners, v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, et al., Respondents. Excerpt: Petitioners seek review of the final action taken by EPA at 80 Fed. Reg. 65,470 (Oct. 26, 2015) and entitled “NESHAP [National Emission Standards […]