Where Does Fluoride Come From?

November 8th, 2013 Facts about Fluoride

Fluoride: As American as pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving We know that adjusting the fluoride in our water systems to the ideal level reduces cavities, strengthens teeth, and is an important part of a healthy life.  But where does the fluoride that fortifies our water supply come from? Fluoride is a mineral that occurs in all […]

The EPA Rejects Anti-Fluoride Petition

August 19th, 2013 Fluoride in the News

For the past 15 years, Bill Hirzy has attacked community water fluoridation. When he first began this crusade, he worked for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year, Hirzy (no longer an EPA employee) worked from the outside and filed a petition with the agency, asking it to prohibit a form of fluoride called Hydrofluorosilicic […]

The Truth About Fluoride Additives

April 16th, 2013 What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Opponents of fluoridation make a long list of claims about fluoridated water, but they don’t reflect the scientific evidence that has been gathered over the years. For example, anti-fluoride groups try to create fear among the public by asserting that the fluoride additives used in fluoridation are dangerous because they contain arsenic. But, according to […]

Harvard Deans Call Fluoridation “Vital”

March 24th, 2013 What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Three of the leading figures of the health community at Harvard University have written a letter expressing their support for community water fluoridation. Dr Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School, Dr Bruce Donoff, dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Julio Frenh, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health and […]

An Expert’s Perspective on IQ Scores

March 22nd, 2013 What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Anti-fluoride activists continue to circulate a set of studies from China and other foreign countries, claiming that fluoride lowers IQ scores in children. Those studies have serious flaws, and they are also countered by a peer-reviewed U.S. study from 2009. Dr Gary Whitford of the Georgia Health Sciences University was a co-author of that 2009 study. […]