American Association for Dental Research Affirms Support for Community Water Fluoridation

October 30th, 2018 Facts about Fluoride

Guest Blog Post by A. Seun Ajiboye, PhD, Director of Science Policy and Government Affairs, International & American Associations for Dental Research In 2018, the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) joined a comprehensive list of health and medical organizations in support of community water fluoridation, passing a policy statement affirming its support for community […]


A Game of Telephone: Pro-CWF vs Anti-CWF Information Online

July 18th, 2018 Facts about Fluoride

There’s good and bad news for fluoridation advocates in a new study of how information on community water fluoridation (CWF) spreads online, both with important lessons. The authors of Community water fluoridation online: an analysis of the digital media ecosystem collected stories on fluoridation and then categorized the sources they came from, ultimately identifying nine […]


Breaking News! Water Fluoridation Helps Reduce Decay in U.S. Kids and Teens

July 10th, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

A new analysis has found that community water fluoridation (CWF) reduces decay by as much as 30-39% in children’s baby teeth (primary dentition) and by 12-24% in permanent teeth. The analysis was complex. It merged National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) results with Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS) data and ran multivariate analyses with […]


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 […]