Fluoride Action Network


  • 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 […]

  • Excess fluoride can hurt teeth, bones, IQ

    A new study released Wednesday has shown that too much fluoride in tap water could be harmful, causing cavities rather than preventing them and leading to bone damage and possibly even lower IQ levels. The report by the National Academy of Sciences found that people exposed to the maximum level of fluoride allowed in tap […]

  • Introduction to the 67 IQ Studies

    Overview As of September 2020, a total of 75 studies have investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence, and over 60 studies have investigated the relationship fluoride and learning/memory in animals. Of these investigations, 67 studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ in humans, while over 60 animal studies […]

  • Fluoridation and cancer: The biology and epidemiology of bone and oral cancer related to fluoridation

  • Chemicals like fluoride in toothpaste may be eroding child IQs: disputed study

    Paris:  Two public health experts warned on Saturday about the stunting effects that a wide array of industrial chemicals, including toothpaste ingredient fluoride, may be having on child brain development, in a report some called alarmist. The pair, Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Philip Landrigan from New York’s Icahn School […]

  • Sex-Specific Neurotoxic Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Fluoride: a Review of the Epidemiologic and Animal Literature.

    References Papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: • Of importance •• Of major importance U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Federal Panel on Community Water Fluoridation. U.S. public health service recommendation for fluoride concentration in drinking water for the prevention of dental caries. Public Health Rep. 2015;130(1):1–14 Available from: http://www.publichealthreports.org/fluorideguidelines.cfm. […]

  • FAN campaign targets pregnancy and water fluoridation

    The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) launched its “Moms2B Avoid Fluoride” campaign to alert pregnant women that consuming fluoride, especially from fluoridated water, can potentially harm the developing brain of their unborn child, according to newly published research. FAN pointed to to two “mother-child” studies in 2017 and 2018 on the cognitive effect of fluoride on […]

  • Dunedin fluoride-IQ study finds no ill-effect

    A planned Dunedin study into whether fluoridated water reduces IQ has been shelved. However, another University of Otago study looking at the same controversial question has been completed, its findings accepted for publication later this year in a prominent American public health journal. Co-authored by public health dentistry specialist Dr Jonathan Broadbent, it found no […]

  • Harvard Scientist Criticizes Wichita Paper’s Whitewash of Fluoride/IQ Study

    A poorly fact-checked article from a Kansas newspaper is being cited by well-funded advocacy organizations across the country to convince decision-makers, physicians and the public to disregard a peer-reviewed Harvard research paper linking fluoride to lower IQ in children, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Harvard scientist, Philippe Grandjean, MD, states the newspaper never “checked […]

  • The effect of small quantities of fluorine on the human body

    Based on several studies, national standard GOST 2874-54 established the maximum allowable concentration of fluorine in drinking water to be 1.5 mg/l. However, this standard cannot be considered sufficiently substantiated. Despite the fact that fluorine exhibits strong neurotropic activity, the question pertaining to the functional state of the nervous system as a result of the […]