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  • 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, […]

  • Topeka, Kansas, Urged To Remove Fluoride From Drinking Water To Protect Legislators’ IQs

    A Republican group in Kansas wants Topeka city officials to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water in order to preserve the intelligence of legislators in the state’s capital. Citing concerns about the chemical’s impact on IQ, the Kansas Republican Assembly, a conservative group that has campaigned against fluoridation, is sending a letter to Topeka’s […]

  • Water Fluoridation Affects Children’s IQ

    Why, in 1974, didn’t authorities learn from this terrible tragedy? A 3-year-old Brooklyn boy, during his first dental checkup, had fluoride paste applied to his teeth. He was then handed a glass of water, but the hygienist failed to inform him to swish the solution around in his mouth, and then spit it out. Instead, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Harvard scientists: Data on fluoride, IQ not applicable in U.S.

    Harvard University scientists say that Wichita voters shouldn’t depend on a research study they compiled to decide whether to put fluoride in the city’s drinking water to fight tooth decay. While the studies the Harvard team reviewed did indicate that very high levels of fluoride could be linked to lower IQs among schoolchildren, the data […]

  • 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., […]

  • Study claiming fluoride does not lower IQ is flawed

    A recent New Zealand study published in the American Journal of Public Health, which claims to exonerate a link between fluoride and lowered IQ, is scientifically flawed and reveals blatant examiner bias, says the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). The study’s co-author, pro-fluoridation activist and dentist Jonathan Broadbent, claimed: “Our findings will hopefully help to put […]

  • Studies show fluoridated tap water can have negative effect on health

    Most toothpaste boxes have a portion that reads drug facts on the back. Underneath that it states sodium fluoride. Elsewhere on the box it states if you swallow more than used for brushing teeth, get medical help or contact Poison Control right away. According to the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, New Haven has […]

  • 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 […]