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Sep 22, 2017, 11:59 ET New Study Confirms Fluoride Harms Fetal Brain; Lowers IQ

The results of the first ever US government funded study of fluoride and IQ have just been published. A team of researchers found a statistically...


Sep 14, 2017, 09:11 ET FAN's Sixth International Conference on Fluoride: "When Policy is King, Science becomes a Slave."

This coming weekend (Sept 16, 17) the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) will bring together citizens and scientists from around the world, to the...


Feb 08, 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...


Nov 30, 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...


Jun 29, 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...


Apr 21, 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...


Feb 25, 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...


Feb 11, 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...


Oct 07, 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...


Sep 30, 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...


Sep 01, 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...


Jan 21, 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...


Oct 15, 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...


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...