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 […]

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 […]

A dereliction of duty on prevention

January 22nd, 2015 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Contributed by the Children’s Dental Health Project The following guest blog post was written by John Fisher, a dentist in Salem, Mass. and a former president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He shares his firsthand experiences of seeing the powerful, positive impact of community water fluoridation, a health practice that began 70 years ago this month in […]

Fluoridation Toolkit: A Resource for Health Advocates

January 9th, 2015 Facts about Fluoride

The U.S. celebrates fluoridation’s 70th anniversary this year, and this toolkit provides resources that local advocates can use to educate their communities. The 70th Anniversary of Community Water Fluoridation (CWF): How to Use the Toolkit  guide offers instructions and tips to help you take advantage of the following resources: Blog Posts about Fluoridation  Memo for Newspaper Editors  […]

New Fluoride Tools and Posters Available in English and Spanish

December 5th, 2014 Campaign for Dental Health News, Facts about Fluoride, Featured

Please see the following announcements in English, followed by Spanish. Two Posters Now Available: Fluoride: Cavity Fighter & Why Do Children Need Fluoride? Links to 8.5×11 PDFs of the posters can be found below or you may access them on the Health Professionals page of the CDH website ( Why Do Children Need Fluoride? (English) | ¿Por qué los niños […]

Proof Around the Globe

December 4th, 2014 What the Experts Say about Fluoride

How do we know community water fluoridation (CWF) is effective? Because the research says so. We are talking about literally hundreds of studies, including those that examined the safety of fluoridation and its positive impact on reducing the tooth decay rates. The U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends fluoridation based on its review of […]