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May 14, 2020, 09:30 ET Neurotoxicity Experts Cleared to Testify At Fluoridation Chemicals Trial June 8 in Federal Court

The judge in a June 8 federal court trial in San Francisco has cleared the way for three international experts in neurotoxicity to testify on the...


Apr 20, 2020, 15:06 ET Video Trial on Fluoridation Chemicals Set for June 8 in Federal Court

Twice-delayed, a lawsuit seeking to prohibit the addition of fluoridation chemicals to public water systems in the U.S. because of the threat...


Mar 24, 2020, 09:30 ET Federal trial against EPA on fluoridation postponed due to coronavirus

A legal case challenging the safety of water fluoridation which was set for a two-week trial in April in federal district court in San Francisco has...


Mar 06, 2020, 10:15 ET Federal report finding fluoride lowers IQ of children reviewed by National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) just released an assessment of a draft report on fluoride neurotoxicity produced by the National Toxicology...


Feb 10, 2020, 12:33 ET Fluoridation useless and especially harmful to poor children, research shows

According to Healthy People 2020, America's poorest children suffer high tooth decay rates, double that of non-poor children. Seventy-five years of...


Nov 21, 2019, 16:17 ET New study: Fluoridation lowers IQ of formula-fed babies - UPDATE

A study published this week found a large decrease in the IQ of children who had been fed infant formula reconstituted with fluoridated tap water...


Nov 20, 2019, 12:22 ET New study: Fluoridation lowers IQ of formula-fed babies

A study published this week found a large decrease in the IQ of children who had been fed infant formula reconstituted with fluoridated tap water,...


Oct 25, 2019, 14:07 ET FAN Comments on NTP Study: "Fluoride is presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans"

On Oct 22, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) published a draft review of fluoride's neurotoxicity concluding: "…fluoride is presumed to be a...


Aug 30, 2019, 09:32 ET Several In Utero Fluoride/IQ Studies Should Provoke A Nation-Wide Fluoridation Moratorium

Critics of the fluoride-IQ study published this month in JAMA Pediatrics claimed it needed replication. However, the Canadian study by Green (2019)...


Aug 21, 2019, 13:02 ET Criticisms of Recent JAMA Fluoride/IQ Study Are Unfounded

A newly published carefully-researched and meticulously peer-reviewed US government-funded study published in JAMA Pediatrics reports maternal...


May 09, 2019, 09:26 ET Prominent Toxicologist Urges Communities to Stop Fluoridation - Citing Adverse Health Effects

"Risks of ingesting fluoride include lowered IQs and increased ADHD and hypothyroidism rates," reports Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, Director and...


Mar 15, 2019, 10:11 ET Fluoride Action Network: Dramatic increases in dental fluorosis point to widespread fluoride overexposure with risk of neurotoxicity

Researchers report a huge increase in dental fluorosis in the USA in a paper just published in the Journal of Dental Research – Clinical &...


Mar 08, 2019, 16:58 ET Fluoride Action Network: Fluoride Overfeed Incident Needs Health Investigation

In response to a fluoride overfeed in Sandy City, Utah, where drinking water fluoride reached levels that caused nausea, vomiting and other fluoride...


Feb 04, 2019, 15:33 ET Dental fluorosis out of control - Media is missing the elephant in the room

When fluoridation began in 1945, promoters believed that the trade-off for reducing tooth decay would be 10% dental fluorosis, but by 1986-7 the...


Jan 31, 2019, 08:00 ET World expert on lead now warns of fluoride's neurotoxicity

A major review article in the journal Pediatric Medicine by Dr. David Bellinger includes fluoride in a list of chemicals known or suspected to...


Jan 17, 2019, 10:49 ET Juneau fluoridation study: more hype than evidence

Juneau, Alaska, stopped adding fluoride to drinking water in 2007. In December 2018, a study by Meyer blamed this fact for increased dental decay in...


Jan 10, 2019, 12:03 ET The Children's Health Defense Team: Fluoridation Must End

On January 9, 2019, a new and influential organization joined the call for an end to water fluoridation. The Children's Health Defense Team headed by ...


Jul 25, 2018, 11:37 ET Why is US Failing To Inform Pregnant Women to Limit Fluoride Ingestion

A recent government-funded study (Bashash et al. 2017) corroborates hundreds of previously published studies showing fluoride damages the brain....


May 09, 2018, 10:06 ET No Room in the Womb for Fluoride

Today, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) launched its "Moms2B Avoid Fluoride" campaign to alert pregnant women that consuming fluoride, especially...


Apr 04, 2018, 07:07 ET Fluoride During Pregnancy Endangers Babies Intelligence, more Research Shows

Pregnant women's fluoride exposure is linked to lower IQ in their children at one- to three-years-old, according to a study published in Occupational ...


Jan 22, 2018, 11:04 ET Has Fluoridation Damaged Children's Teeth?

Children are fluoride overdosed, from all sources, at levels once thought to protect against dental fluorosis (discolored teeth), researchers report...


Oct 11, 2017, 09:05 ET Report reveals flaws in Calgary study that claimed fluoridation cessation increased tooth decay. It didn't.

A commentary in yesterday's Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology reveals tooth decay rates did not increase faster after fluoridation stopped in ...


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 Regency ...


Feb 08, 2017, 13:21 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 to ...