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08 Feb, 2017, 14:21 ET New Study Quantifies Fluoride's Potential to Lower IQ in Children

Some children may be consuming enough fluoridated water in the USA to reach doses of fluoride that have the potential to lower their IQ, according...


30 Nov, 2016, 09:56 ET Groups Urge EPA to Ban Fluoridation Based on Risk to Brain

A coalition of environmental, medical and health groups have served the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a Petition calling on the Agency...


29 Jun, 2016, 13:41 ET Investigation Finds Widespread Failure by Texas Regulators to Notify Residents of Toxic Fluoride Levels

Texas water systems with high levels of naturally occurring fluoride failed to warn consumers about the hazards of fluoride-contaminated water for...


21 Apr, 2016, 14:30 ET Prominent MD Joins Chorus Demanding Feds Investigate Fluoridation

Prominent physician, Mark Hyman, MD, author of 9 New York Times best-selling books and a Huffington Post medical editor warns that swallowing...


25 Feb, 2016, 06:55 ET Calgary Fluoride Study Fatally Flawed; Key Data Omitted

A recently published study concludes that tooth decay rates in Calgary, Alberta, have increased because of the city's decision to scrap its...


11 Feb, 2016, 14:27 ET Fluoride in Water Worsens US Lead Crisis

While the nation focuses on the catastrophic health effects caused by Flint Michigan's lead-poisoned drinking water, fluoride chemicals are still...


07 Oct, 2015, 12:46 ET Fluoridation Chemical Company Fined $2 Billion

 The company that gets rid of highly toxic wastes by selling them as a "product" to municipal water departments across the country as cheap...


30 Sep, 2015, 11:47 ET New report reveals Feds never protected communities of color from water fluoridation: FAN calls for better alternative.

Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has delivered a 100-page report to the Environmental Justice Interagency Working Group entitled "Water Fluoridation...


01 Sep, 2015, 10:05 ET With Science against them, CDC Promotes Fluoridation with PR, Says FAN

Science continues to report the potential for significant adverse effects from the obsolete practice of water fluoridation, reports the Fluoride...


21 Jan, 2015, 09:09 ET Fluoridation's 70th anniversary - Not Something to Celebrate

January 25, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of fluoridation – forcing Americans to ingest fluoride chemicals via the public water supplies...


15 Oct, 2014, 09:43 ET Gov't Fails to Disclose Fluoride's Disproportionate Harm to Black Community

 Government health authorities knew over 50 years ago that black Americans suffered greater harm from fluoridation, yet failed to warn the...


15 Sep, 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...


02 Sep, 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...


20 Aug, 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...


25 Jun, 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...


27 May, 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...


20 Feb, 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...


29 Jan, 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...


18 Oct, 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...


08 Aug, 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...


14 May, 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...


25 Apr, 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...


18 Mar, 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...


23 Jan, 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...


08 Jan, 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...