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Sep 15, 2014, 10:57 ET

Fluoride's Brain Damage Studies Mounting

Studies showing fluoride can lower IQ are just the tip of the iceberg in fluoride/neurotoxicity research, according to evidence presented by...

Sep 02, 2014, 14:03 ET

Scientist Says EPA Safe Water Fluoride Levels Must be Zero

New evidence indicating that EPA should lower its safe fluoride level goal in public drinking water systems to zero, will be presented by former...

Aug 20, 2014, 09:59 ET

Israel Outlaws Water Fluoridation

 The Jerusalem Post has reported[1] that Israel's Minister of Health has not only ended mandatory fluoridation (as reported earlier) but...

Jun 25, 2014, 14:10 ET

Scientists Confirm Israel Health Minister's Fluoridation Concerns are Justified

Scientists and professionals from around the world applaud the decision made by Israel Health Minister, Yael German, to end mandatory fluoridation...

May 27, 2014, 08:32 ET

Study Claiming Fluoride Does Not Lower IQ is Flawed

A recent New Zealand study published in the American Journal of Public Health, which claims to exonerate a link between fluoride and lowered IQ, is...

Feb 20, 2014, 07:59 ET

Fluoride Newly Identified as Dangerous to Brains

 Fluoride joins lead, arsenic, methylmercury, toluene, tetrachloroethylene, and other chemicals known to cause harm to brains, reports the...

Jan 29, 2014, 22:37 ET

Kids to get more brain-damaging fluoride thanks to Dow's lobbyists

 The Farm Bill that the House passed today and the Senate will vote on contains a provision that overrides a ruling by EPA that the toxic...

Oct 18, 2013, 12:37 ET

Politics, Power and Misinformation Bullied City to Resume Fluoridation

 Struggling to balance the budget, 2 years ago, the Brooksville, Florida, City Council voted unanimously to stop fluoridation to ease the tax...

Aug 08, 2013, 18:10 ET

Israel Will End Fluoridation in 2014, Citing Health Concerns

On July 29, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that new regulations require Israel to stop adding fluoride chemicals into public water...

May 14, 2013, 08:03 ET

Industrial-Grade Fluoridation Chemicals Cost Society $Billions in Arsenic-induced Cancers

Industrial-grade fluoride chemicals added to US public water supplies contain arsenic that the EPA classifies as a human carcinogen. Switching to...

Apr 25, 2013, 11:34 ET

Industry-backed bill protects pesticide profits over children's health

 Dow AgroSciences, one of the nation's largest pesticide makers, along with various food companies, have persuaded several members of Congress...

Mar 18, 2013, 09:03 ET

Harvard Scientist Criticizes Wichita Paper's Whitewash of Fluoride/IQ Study

 A poorly fact-checked article from a Kansas newspaper is being cited by well-funded advocacy organizations across the country to convince...

Jan 23, 2013, 10:31 ET

Fluoridation is nothing to Celebrate

 Sixty-eight years ago while experimental trials were still underway, public water supplies were dosed with fluoride chemicals promising to...

Jan 08, 2013, 09:17 ET

Dental journal article admits that dentists know little about the science of fluoridation but urges them to promote the practice anyway

 In an article in the January issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) authors Armfield and Melbye indicate that...

Sep 13, 2012, 11:26 ET

More Studies Link Fluoride to Brain Damage

Legislators Are Mislead About Gravity and Extent of Fluoride Brain Risk   Newly discovered and translated published studies reveal...

Jun 20, 2012, 08:56 ET

New Hampshire Passes First State-Wide Fluoride Warning Law

 Beginning August 4, 2012, New Hampshire will require notification that 6-month-olds should not be routinely fed infant formula mixed with...

Feb 11, 2012, 09:39 ET

New Jersey Threatened with Mandatory Water Fluoridation - Science and Residents Ignored

Despite objections from environmentalists and utility officials, New Jersey is under threat of mandatory fluoridation, which is the addition of...

Nov 21, 2011, 19:02 ET

Pew's Promotion of Water Fluoridation Undermines Science and the Democratic Process

Current science indicates that water fluoridation is not only ineffective at reducing tooth decay, but is also harmful to health. Despite this...

Oct 19, 2011, 11:04 ET

CDC Reveals Fluoridation Fails Alaskans but Touts Fluoridation Anyway, reports Fluoride Action Network

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 91% of rural Alaskan Native adolescents have cavities whether their water is fluoridated or...

Sep 15, 2011, 15:32 ET

Fluoride Can Cause Cancer, Studies Show

Many published human and animal studies have reported an association between fluoride and various cancers, including valid and unrefuted scientific...