Fluoride Action Network


  • Charcoal toothpaste not all it’s cracked up to be – a key message for ADA’s Dental Health

    Charcoal toothpaste not all it’s cracked up to be – a key message for the ADA’s Dental Health Week August 5-11 A new report in the British Dental Journal (BDJ) May 2019 has concluded there are a range of harmful attributes surrounding charcoal toothpaste use. Used in Australia and around the world, manufacturers typically claim […]

  • USEPA Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate

    This draft document is solely for the purpose of public comment. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency determination or policy until it is finalized. PURPOSE This guidance provides interim recommendations for addressing groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) at sites being evaluated and addressed […]

  • SCV Water shuts down well after testing for suspected carcinogen

    SCV [Santa Clara Valley] Water has shut down one of its wells after tests for a non-stick chemical revealed levels that exceeded the response level — a level set by the state calling for the removal of a drinking water source. The chemical is part of a family of manmade chemicals referred to as PFAS […]

  • Florida health officials delayed notifying residents about tainted water, emails show

    Florida officials delayed telling residents about bad water It took months for the Florida Department of Health to notify the neighbors of the State Fire College in Ocala about potentially elevated levels of dangerous chemicals contaminating their well water, emails show. OCALA Linda Lawson thought little of drinking the water from the decades-old well in […]

  • Report: Coal’s Poisonous Legacy. Groundwater Contaminated by Coal Ash Across the U.S.

    A review from the Fluoride Network This new report by The Environmental Integrity Project, Coal’s Poisonous Legacy. Groundwater Contaminated by Coal Ash Across the U.S., is a much needed update on the issue. Throughout the report, the health-based threshold that was used for fluoride was 4 mg/L. For “unsafe groundwater caused by coal ash” 7% […]

  • Disposal of SPL from aluminium industries

    Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashok Kumar Patjoshi Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 11/07/2019 regarding scientific disposal of Spent Pot Lining (SPL) which is produced by the smelting plants operated by the aluminum industries which contains high level of Cyanide and Fluoride which are […]

  • Refineries Across America Could Create Catastrophic Acid Clouds. It Almost Happened In Philly.

    Last month’s explosion at a 150-year-old oil refinery in Philadelphia could have forced 1.1 million people to evacuate. At 4 a.m. on June 21, South Philadelphia residents were awoken by the sound of a large explosion: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery was on fire for the second time in two weeks. Neighbors watched as […]

  • Editorial: Okinawa Defense Bureau denied permission to enter Kadena Air Base

    The current situation wherein we cannot even conduct an investigation into environmental problems that could very well threaten the lives and livelihoods of Okinawans is one that we cannot approve of. The Japanese government must quickly pursue an effective policy that will allow such surveys to be conducted on the grounds of U.S. bases. The […]

  • Groundwater fluoride contamination and probabilistic health risk assessment in fluoride endemic areas of the Upper East Region, Ghana.

    Highlights Over 20% of the existing wells have fluoride >1.5 mg L-1. Probabilistic risk assessment of fluoride exposure was carried out for different age groups. Fluoride concentrations, daily ingestion rate and exposure time were the most relevant variables. There should strong advocacy and public awareness on the effect of water quality on human health. Abstract: […]

  • Canadian Mother-Offspring IQ Study: Waking Times.

    Another Reason To End Fluoridation: Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Lowers IQ of Children By Aaron Kesel An influential medical research Journal the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a very interesting study that links fluoride consumption during pregnancy to lower IQs in children. The study funded by the Canadian government and the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health […]