Fluoride Action Network


  • Jonesborough: Battle continues as town moves toward discontinuation

    Emotions ran high at a public debate regarding water fluoridation in Jonesborough on Thursday, July 6. About 20 citizens of Jonesborough and surrounding areas attended the hour-long meeting, which began at 6:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Senior Center, to debate the decision to no longer add fluoride to the Jonesborough water supply. In February, the […]

  • The danger ingredient in Colgate Total: ‘Don’t use it every day’

    Enthusiastic tooth brushers are being warned to stay away from Colgate Total toothpaste, or at least to use it sparingly. The toothpaste is one of the few toiletries in New Zealand that still uses triclosan, an antibacterial that was once commonly found in soaps, toothpastes and body washes. That was until September last year, when […]

  • Small New Mexico communities struggle to deliver water free of uranium and other toxins

    SANTA CRUZ, N.M. (AP) — Eloy Jacquez lives in the house his parents built on Los Lujans Road in 1948. There was no water in Santa Cruz then. The family waited several more years before the first well was drilled just up the street, next to land used as an informal waste dump. Old cars […]

  • PFOA: US prosecutors seek records of unregulated chemical in river

    Federal prosecutors have demanded documents, research and monitoring data from a state agency as they investigate a Fortune 500 company’s release of a little-studied chemical into a river that supplies drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people, officials said Thursday. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality received a subpoena last week from U.S. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Higher Levels of Fluoride Found To Be Linked With ADHD In Children

    There is overwhelming evidence that the prolonged ingestion of fluoride causes significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system. According to University of Toronto and York University researchers, higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy have now been linked with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children. Fluoride can be toxic by ingesting one part […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nonstick Frying Pans Can Cause Penis Size To Shrink, Study Claims

    Since its invention 80 years ago, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) has been the best friend of moms, wives and chefs worldwide. All of us know this tongue-twisting compound by its more famous brand name, Teflon. PTFE is a kind of perfluorinated compound (PFC). Teflon, however, has its drawbacks and one of the most unusual and probably the […]

  • Charcoal-based toothpaste ‘will not whiten teeth and may cause decay’

    Charcoal-based toothpastes may be one of the trendiest dental products around, but new research suggests they may increase the risk of abrasions, contribute to tooth decay and actually fail to whiten teeth. According to a new review published in the British Dental Journal, those tempted by such products should approach them with caution because many of […]

  • Is Fluoride the New Mercury? 10 Natural Toothpaste Alternatives That Are Playing It Safe

    Whether it’s part of the tidal wave of new naturals taking over the beauty realm or fluoride’s classification as a neurotoxin (the same eyebrow-raising category that lead, arsenic, and methylmercury fall into) this year, there’s no denying that natural toothpastes are having a moment. Though it’s long been added to drinking water supplies and used […]