Pediatricians Prefer Prevention

June 11th, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Guest Blog Post by Lori Byron, MD, FAAP, Member Executive Committee, Council on Environmental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics Good overall health includes good oral health! Fortunately, dental health has improved radically in the past century. Unfortunately, Black, Latinx, and Native American children, and those from families with low incomes, continue to experience health disparities, oral […]


Irish Study on Fluoride Consumption

May 8th, 2018 Facts about Fluoride

On April 30, 2018 the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) published a report of its Scientific Committee entitled Total Diet Study 2014-2016: Assessment of Dietary Exposure to Fluoride in Adults & Children in Ireland. The report concludes, “there is currently no scientific basis for concerns about the safety of children and adults in Ireland […]


Initial Observations on the Prenatal Fluoride Exposure Study

September 21st, 2017 Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride in the News, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

A new study published by Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) reports data from Mexico showing an association between higher fluoride urine levels among pregnant women and lower cognitive function among their offspring. This study is a welcome addition to scientific inquiry on the effects of fluoride. Using mother-child pairs, the study, Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive […]


EPA denies petition to end fluoridation in the United States

March 17th, 2017 Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

On November 23, 2016, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and other groups delivered a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that the agency “prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies” under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 6. On February 27, 2017, a response was published in the Federal […]


Consider the Evidence: Fluoride for Healthy Futures

March 6th, 2017 Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

We were excited to see a guest blog post entitled Consider the Evidence: Fluoride for Healthy Futures on The Huffington Post.com at the beginning of February. We’re passionate about the preventive benefits of community water fluoridation, but we don’t often see the topic covered in national, main stream media. We were even more excited to […]


Fake News: Not a New Problem

January 5th, 2017 Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Fake news is not new. Those of us who talk to patients and communities about fluoride and fluoridation are very familiar with the phenomenon. In recent years, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing web articles like this one about Dallas officials ending community water fluoridation. On the contrary, the Dallas City Council voted to continue this […]