NEW YORK, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- New science indicating
fluoride's dangers to the brain and other organs will be presented by
prominent fluoride research scientists during back-to-back conferences of
the International Society for Fluoride Research (ISFR) and the Fluoride
Action Network (FAN) in Toronto August 7-11.
According to ISFR conference organizer, Dr. Hardy Limeback, "Our
conference features experts who researched the dangers that fluoride poses
to human health. Our keynote speaker, Dr. A.K. Susheela, probably knows
more about this subject than any other living scientist. It is important
that officials who promote water fluoridation hear what she and others have
The latest issue of ISFR's journal, Fluoride, published 12
newly-translated Chinese studies, which report fluoride's effects on the
brain, including the lowering of IQ in children. These and other brain
studies will be reviewed at both conferences.
According to FAN Executive Director Dr. Paul Connett, "We had the
Chinese studies translated because we believe they are critically important
to the fluoridation debate. It is hard to believe that any parent would
allow their children to drink fluoridated water when it could damage their
Coupled with these conferences, the Toronto-based Citizens for a Safe
Environment (CSE) will host two public meetings with FAN in downtown
Toronto on Monday, August 11.
According to CSE director Karen Buck, "These meetings will give the
public information they don't get from our government or dental
organizations. In the afternoon, a panel will address the question of
whether Toronto should stop fluoridating its water. In the evening experts
will explain fluoride's dangers to health."
At all three events, Dr. Vyvyan Howard, an infant and fetal
pathologist, and president of the International Society of Doctors for the
Environment, will be presenting a major review of studies on fluoride's
brain effects, including the translated Chinese studies.
Recently, Health Canada recommended that fluoride levels be lowered in
water supplies, children's toothpaste and infant formula.
"The best way to lower children's fluoride intake is to stop
fluoridation," says Connett. "It makes no sense to prescribe fluoride drugs
to children via the water supply at levels which are between 150 and 250
times higher than the level in mothers' milk."
For details on both conferences go to http://www.FluorideAlert.org
For the CSE/FAN public events go to
SOURCE Fluoride Action Network