PFOA-PFOS: What the brain really thinks about forever chemicals
Forever chemicals are considered a public health issue as adverse health effects have been shown to affect hormones and other aspects of the endocrine system, and some are potentially neurotoxic. But to what extent is unknown, especially for the years and decades they may accumulate in the brain. (Illustration by Stuart Briers) Parkinson’s lab tracing […]
Arcata’s fluoride talk draws contentious discussion, falls flat
Without a second, item won’t go to ballot The Arcata City Council took up the issue of water fluoridation on Wednesday evening, considering whether to add a ballot measure in November 2020 asking voters’ opinion on the issue. The council, after hearing comments from a wide swath of Humboldt County residents, never actually voted because […]
Canadian Mother-Offspring IQ Study: New York Times.
Note from the Fluoride Action Network, At last the New York Times has ran something on a fluoride study, however fleeting. In the article below the author writes, “One study is just one study” as if the JAMA Pediatrics study she cites by Green et al., published in August 2019, titled Association Between Maternal Fluoride […]
Lake Delton eliminates fluoride from drinking water prompting criticism from local dentists
Note from Fluoride Action Network, The unfortunate statements on fluoride from a dentist quoted in the article below, “It does not cause brain cancer. It does not cause bone cancer,” Clemens said. “It doesn’t cause lower I.Q.” are not correct. There are over 60 published studies that report an association of fluoride exposure with lowered […]
Fluoridation: the biggest public health failure of the twentieth century
The American Dental Association (ADA) is celebrating the 75th year of water fluoridation. This public health experiment began in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 25th, 1945. According to Paul Connett, PhD, Director of the Fluoride Action Network, “The fact that this practice has continued for 75 years is reason to lament not celebrate and in […]
Video and Powerpoint: The Scientific Evidence for Fluoride’s Developmental Neurotoxicity.
Update: Chris Neurath is the lead author of Fluoride Developmental Neurotoxicity: Dose-Response Analyses of Recent High Quality Studies, an e-poster in the 32nd Annual Conference of ISEE (International Society of Environmental Epidemiology), August 24-27, 2020. FAN’s Research Director, Chris Neurath, closely details the evidence that fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin. This information in this video […]
Fluorosis study: Fluoride good for teeth, but over-exposure may damage enamel
Note from Fluoride Action Network, An incredible statement is recorded in this article: In general, the risk for fluoride over-exposure in the United Stats “is low because water fluoridation is controlled and in some regions is in fact de-fluoridated because the naturally available water can contain high levels of fluoride,” study co-author Rodrigo Lacruz, associate […]
Top 3 articles in JAMA Pediatrics in 2019 by Altmetric score
JAMA Pediatrics—The Year in Review, 2019 By Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH Excerpt The Altmetric score “uses a proprietary algorithm to quantify the quality and amount of attention an article receives from traditional and social media around the world. Our top 3 articles 1-3 by Altmetric score from the past year are presented in the […]
Experimental rat model for acute tubular injury induced by high water hardness and high water fluoride: efficacy of primary preventive intervention by distilled water administration.
Excerpt & References Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is viewed as part of the rising worldwide non-communicable disease burden. Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are the important risk factors for this disease in all developed and many developing countries . In early nineties, there has been a rising incidence and prevalence of chronic renal failures that […]
Lawsuit To Regulate Fluoride In Water Goes To Trial
SAN FRANCISCO—At 8:00 in the morning on Monday, June 8, a lawsuit demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ban fluoride chemicals from U.S. water supplies went to trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. Three groups brought the case against the EPA to court. These groups […]