Experts Criticize Thyroid Study

March 2nd, 2015 What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Health and medical experts are raising concerns about a newly released study that linked fluoride in drinking water with hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce a sufficient amount of certain hormones. According to these experts, the methods used for the study give it “the lowest grade of evidence,” making it a […]

Now Available: Recording and Slides from Webinar on 2014 CWF Wins at the Ballot

February 25th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

Community water fluoridation (CWF) won big on Election Day when communities throughout the country overwhelmingly voted to retain their fluoridation programs. Despite strong and intimidating opposition, robust grass roots organizing and strong messaging allowed communities to hold on to gains and handily defeat anti-CWF ballot initiatives. The “Community Water Fluoridation Wins at the Ballot: Lessons Learned […]

Jackson, Minnesota Water System Earns Recognition

February 11th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

The city of Jackson, Minnesota has received a 2013 Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award recognizes communities that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining a consistent level of fluoridated water throughout 2013. “We can be proud that in Minnesota, communities are employing this […]

Lessons from the Measles Outbreak

February 10th, 2015 Fluoride and Public Health

The current measles outbreak offers valuable lessons to supporters of community water fluoridation. The choices people make about their health and welfare are a function of the belief systems they embrace, the communities they inhabit, and who they perceive themselves to be. Formerly anti-vaccine mom Juniper Russo recently described the influence that all of these […]

Arkansas Communities to Begin Adding Fluoride to Water

February 10th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

The city of Greenwood, Arkansas is set to begin fluoridating the community’s water supply that serves nearly 9,000 residents. The city will utilize a $124,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to support this public health practice that is mandated by the state for communities 5,000 or more residents. In addition, the city […]

Sheridan, Wyoming Begins to Fluoridate its Water Supply

February 9th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

After a number of years of discussion and planning, Sheridan implemented its fluoridation program on January 9, 2015. Community water fluoridation is a public health strategy that has been proven to be safe and effective at preventing tooth decay. According to The Sheridan Press, “the process to add fluoride to Sheridan’s water supply was initiated […]

Dallas City Council Approves Fluoridation Contract

February 6th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

The Dallas City Council voted to on January 28, 2015 to approve a $1 million contract to fluoridate Dallas’ water supply for the next three years. The vote shows the city’s commitment to ensuring that the citizens of Dallas and the one and a quarter million people served continue to receive the benefits of community […]