Fluoride's Impact on Brain, A Focus of Two Conferences

Jul 31, 2008, 01:00 ET from Fluoride Action Network

    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
 to say."
     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