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  • Town of St. Paul: Fluoridation flounders

    On the surface, it seems like a simple decision to make. Why add fluoride to drinking water supplies? It is a toxic chemical, dangerous to work with, costly to add, and widely available elsewhere, in toothpaste, mouthwashes and food and drink prepared with fluoridated water. Add in the concerns of fluoride opponents that this addition […]

  • Denver Fluoride fight pits activists against long-standing health policy

    Fluoride has been added to municipal water systems since the 1940s. The practice has been widely shown in numerous medical studies to reduce tooth decay in people from all walks of life, regardless of economic or ethnic background. On Wednesday, Denver Water will decide whether to continue adding fluoride to the drinking water of its 1.3 […]

  • Carbon trading fails to reduce emissions, harms climate, study says

    Because of bogus carbon offsets, European scheme to let polluters buy credits resulted in more harms to the environment A United Nations-backed carbon-trading scheme in Europe, originally meant to combat global warming, has instead resulted in the release of more than half a billion additional tons of greenhouse gases, according to a new report. The Stockholm […]

  • Journal says role of vitamin D, calcium in curing osteoporosis a fallacy

    An article in the British Medical Journal has accused academics and researchers in international osteoporosis foundations heavily funded by supplement manufacturers of wrongly promoting the use of calcium and vitamin D supplements for treating osteoporosis despite evidence piling up since 2002 that they have no positive effects on osteoporosis in the elderly, and could even […]

  • Ballina-Lismore: Opponents say fluoride fight is far from over

    The fight against the fluoridation of much of the region’s water supply is far from over, according to opponents. A new association has been formed called Fluoride Free Northern Rivers, and a public meeting will held at the Lismore Bowling Club on 31 July to discuss tactics and provide information about fluoride. Association member Al […]

  • Public Health Service Recommendation for Fluoride Concentration in Drinking Water for Prevention of Dental Caries

    Note from FAN: The Department of Health & Human Services released this same information on April 27, 2015, in Public Health Reports as noted in their press release. Summary Through this final recommendation, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) updates and replaces its 1962 Drinking Water Standards related to community water fluoridation—the controlled addition of […]

  • What Does Chile’s Latest Volcano Eruption Mean for Recreation?

    The eruption of Chile’s 6,500-foot Calbuco volcano on April 22 blacked out the sun and rained down 20 inches of ash—enough to collapse the roofs of homes in the nearby town of Ensenada. The ash cloud, carried by winds out of the southwest, darkened the skies above Buenos Aires, almost 1,000 miles away. In the immediate […]

  • Wakefield Council considering water fluoridation to cut tooth decay

    Fluoride could be added to the district’s drinking water to cut growing levels of tooth decay in children as young as three. Wakefield Council has been advised to consider the move after research showed 40 per cent of five-year-olds and one in five three-year-olds had decayed teeth. The district’s rates of tooth decay are above […]

  • Balllina rejects community poll on fluoride

    Ballina Shire Council has rejected a push to have a community poll on fluoride. Councillor Jeff Johnson was unsuccessful with a notice of motion at yesterday’s council meeting, with no other councillor supporting his idea. ‘I’m surprised that my fellow Councillors think that this issue will just go away’, Cr Johnson said afterwards. ‘The decision […]

  • EU: Community Register on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods

    Section A: List of the vitamins and minerals which may be added to foods as listed in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 and as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1170/2009 Minerals fluoride _______________________________________________________ Section B: List of the vitamin formulations and mineral substances which may be added to foods as listed in […]