Fluoride Action Network


  • 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 […]

  • Artificial Fluoridation Damaging Children’s Developing Brains: An Analysis of NTP Data

    Scientific Conference Presentation: Artificial Fluoridation Damaging Children’s Developing Brains: Analysis Of NTP Data MAIN FINDINGS: “High-quality studies of fluoride neurotoxicity are remarkably consistent in finding statistically significant adverse effects at exposure levels of artificial fluoridation.”  “Dose-response analyses show adverse effects likely at exposures as low as 0.3 mg/L or lower.” Last month, FAN’s Research Director, […]

  • Belgium, France, Ireland Cut Fluoride Use – Health Concerns Cited – British Scientists Request Health Studies

    Because of health concerns, Belgium banned the sale of fluoride supplements to prevent tooth decay, France removed sodium fluoride from the market for the treatment of osteoporosis and Ireland plans to lower water fluoride levels. And, because poor quality research has been carried out on fluoride and health, British scientists called, on Thursday (September 5, […]

  • Studies of relationships between the polymorphism of COMT gene and plasma proteomic profiling and children’s intelligence in high fluoride areas

    Fluoride (F) widely exists in environment with a significant increase in body burden accumulation in recent years. Internal exposure to F due to diet including food, water, fluoride-containing dental products like toothpaste and fluoride supplements, is extensively researched. Additionally, industrial pollution and coal burning have also been reported to be major sources of internal F […]

  • Fluoride Opposition: Scientific, Respectable & Growing

    Since the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) first issued a statement in August 2007 calling for an end to fluoridation, over 1300 additional professionals signed on as even more evidence emerges to condemn fluoridation. Also, 53 cities rejected fluoridation on election day. Now over 1,950 professionals urge Congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dopamine receptor D2 gene polymorphism, urine fluoride, and intelligence impairment of children in China: A school-based cross-sectional study.

    EXCERPTS … In China, endemic fluorosis is classified into drinking-water type, drinking-tea type, and coal-burning type. Humans are exposed to high fluoride mainly through drinking groundwater with high fluoride content (Barbier et al., 2010). When fluorine is absorbed, it enters the blood and distributes throughout the body, mainly in bones and teeth (Barbier et al., […]

  • Harvard study: Fluoridated water lowers children’s IQ

    Researchers at Harvard University recently published the results of a long-term analysis that links fluoridated water to lower IQ scores in children. The alarming findings were released in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute of Health.   Professor Philippe Grandjean and research scientist Anna L. Choi of Harvard University partnered with medical […]

  • Prevalence and estimation of the occupational risk of the musculoskeletal disorders in workers of aluminum potrooms

    The most severe consequence of intensive exposure to fluorides is skeletal injury with initial injury of spongy bones (pelvis and spine) and calcification of the ligaments, followed by involvement of the long bones in the disease. These radiological-morphological abnormalities are the diagnostic criteria and have been made the basis for classification of skeletal fluorosis [5, […]