Fluoride Action Network


  • New Studies: Fluoridation fails to reduce cavities in New York City and nationally

    New research shows that fluoride chemicals added to U.S. public water supplies are not reducing tooth decay as promoted and promised by government agencies, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). Using federal statistics, the West Virginia University Rural Health Research Center reports that urban U.S. children, with more exposure to […]

  • Fluoride No Benefit to Low-Income Americans, Studies Show

    NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Even when fluoridated water is the most consumed item, cavities are extensive when diets are poor, according to Caries Research.(1) Burt and colleagues studied low-income African-American adults, 14-years- old and over, living in Detroit, Michigan, where water suppliers add fluoride chemicals attempting to prevent cavities. Yet, 83% of this […]

  • Kids eat too much fluoride from foods, studies show

    NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire/ — Kids ingest excessive fluoride, studies show, not just from toothpaste, but from their foods, making water fluoridation unnecessary and unsafe, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF). University of Indiana researchers analyzed foods typical three- to five-year-olds eat and found diet significantly contributes to children’s daily […]

  • New Studies Cast Doubt on Fluoridation Benefits

    An analysis of national survey data collected by the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) concludes that children who live in areas of the U.S. where the water supplies are fluoridated have tooth decay rates nearly identical with those who live in nonfluoridated areas. The analysis was done by John A. Yiamouyiannis, a biochemist and […]

  • Fluoride Lowers IQ, Studies Show

    [Rachel’s introduction: “The Precautionary Principle dictates that fluoride, now shown to alter the brain at low levels, should cease being added to water supplies.”] Dr. Vyvyan Howard, a prominent fetal toxicologist said in a recent Canadian TV interview that current brain/fluoride research convinces him that we should stop water fluoridation. Dr. Howard, President of the […]

  • Fluoride’s Brain Damage Studies Mounting

    Studies showing fluoride can lower IQ are just the tip of the iceberg in fluoride/neurotoxicity research, according to evidence presented by attorney Michael Connett, Fluoride Action Network’s (FAN) Special Projects Director at the 5th Annual FAN Conference on September 6, 2014. Public health officials never considered brain effects before instigating fluoride’s addition to water supplies […]

  • Doctor says fluoride’s benefits may be overstated – Says studies show risks

    Doctors and dentists used to believe that ingested fluoride was incorporated into developing teeth, but new research shows the chemical’s decay-fighting properties are provided only by surface contact with teeth, a doctor said Wednesday. Dr. Donald Currie, director of pediatric rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, told a gathering […]

  • Fluoride Could be Contributing to Early Puberty, Studies Show

    The medical and public health community is shocked by the news that young American girls are reaching puberty at ages as young as 7 years (1). However, according to Paul Connett, PhD, Director of the Fluoride Action Network, “If fluoride’s dangers had not been taken off the scientific radar screen by the US Public Health […]

  • Studies show no advantage to low-fluoride toothpaste

    March 30, 2012 (Tampa, Florida) — Low-fluoride toothpastes do not reduce the risk for fluorosis but increase the risk for caries in very young children, according to a meta-analysis presented here at the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) 2012 Annual Meeting. “There is no evidence to support the use of low-fluoride toothpaste in preschoolers,” […]

  • More Studies Link Fluoride to Brain Damage

    Legislators Are Mislead About Gravity and Extent of Fluoride Brain Risk. Newly discovered and translated published studies reveal fluoride is linked to lower IQ, even at levels added to US water supplies, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Further, fluoridation promoters misrepresented newly published Harvard fluoride/IQ research. Thirty-four studies now link fluoride to reduced IQ […]