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  • The great smog of 2018

    Natural and man-made factors are well on their way to making the prevalence of cancer a dystopic reality for India. Urgent interventions are needed. Dateline, September 2018: After a heavy monsoon season, which dumped over 4,000 billion cubic millimetres of precipitation, civic authorities were severely stretched with treating flood victims and the increased cases of […]

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

    See original article for full presentation 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 […]

  • The ethics of water fluoridation

    Introduction Water fluoridation is a controversial topic to some people and has, over the decades since its implementation, promoted furious debate, even within the dental profession.  The idea that the dental profession is 100% behind water fluoridation is nonsense, as can be seen by online forums and social media posts.  It is credited by many […]

  • Statements from Professionals – Part Three

    In this bulletin we provide an additional 25 statements from the list of doctors, dentists, nurses, scientists, water treatment operators, and others who have signed the New Professionals’ statement calling for an end to fluoridation worldwide. Some of these statements have been edited to avoid repetition. The first statement on this selection comes from one […]

  • House Republicans work to ban fluoride in public water

    CONCORD — A group of Republican state representatives are hopeful this could be the year the Legislature bans the addition of fluoride in municipal water supplies. On March 12, the House Resources, Recreation and Development Committee voted 16-3 to recommend passage of House Bill 192, sponsored by Republican Reps. Richard Marple of Hooksett and Raymond […]

  • (How to) Make Your Own Toothpaste

    Toothpaste has various uses, such as freshening the breath, helping to prevent oral problems including halitosis, whitening the teeth and helping with overall teeth cleanliness. However, it is interesting that it can be easily made at home using basic ingredients and a simple procedure. How was toothpaste made in the past? According to ancient records, […]

  • Ask the Dentist: Fluoride Pros and Cons: Is Fluoride Safe?

    The use of fluoride is controversial—it’s a known toxin, but we’ve also been told it’s essential for healthy teeth. Fluoride can sometimes be beneficial, but with safer alternatives available, it’s just not worth the risk. Fluoride has always been a controversial topic in the world of dentistry, and as a dentist, I’m going to make […]

  • Time-bound plan needed to address contaminated water

    Contamination of groundwater with chemicals like arsenic and fluoride is an important issue in several states of India. Even though government has schemes to address the problem not much has been achieved. Authorities have been repeatedly told that efforts on war-footing are needed to protect millions of Indians from the contaminated groundwater but the work […]

  • Expert panel calls for dealing contamination of 25K groundwater habitations

    Groundwater in over 25,000 habitations across India is contaminated with excess arsenic and fluoride levels. To address the issue, a parliamentary committee has now asked the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) to devise a time-bound plan to achieve the target of supplying clean drinking water to the contaminated areas. In India, 15,811 […]

  • Toxic Toothpaste Ingredients You Need to Avoid

    Story at-a-glance Your mouth is highly absorbent, so chemicals lurking in your toothpaste get a fast-track into your bloodstream Triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), artificial sweeteners, fluoride, and diethanolamine (DEA) are examples of toothpaste ingredients that may be toxic You can make your own natural toothpaste at home – and remember that a healthy diet […]