Taking a Fresh Look at British Fluoride Study

November 7th, 2023 Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

In recent years, multiple studies have compared the impact of water fluoridation with communities that lacked access to this preventive health practice. Each one of these studies has revealed fluoridation’s benefits, but let’s take a closer look at the most recent study, which was conducted in England. The purpose of CATFISH (Cumbrian Assessment of Teeth […]

Australian Study Shows No Link between Cognitive Development and Fluoridated Water

October 12th, 2022 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

Boy Drinking from Sippy Cup

A new study from Australia strengthens confidence in the safety of fluoridated water with regard to the cognitive and behavioral development of children. The study found no link between greater exposure to fluoridated water and lower scores on key measures of emotional and behavioral development. Drawing from data on more than 2,600 children, this study […]

Fluoridation to Expand in New Zealand

August 22nd, 2022 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

Community water fluoridation is being expanded in phases to new communities in New Zealand, and the initial phase includes 14 local water systems. This announcement follows last year’s decision by the nation’s parliament to give the Director-General of Health new authority to make fluoridated water available in more communities. Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, the Director-General of […]

Review: Science Doesn’t Back NTP Conclusion

April 1st, 2020 Fluoride in the News

Last fall, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released a draft monograph with the conclusion that “fluoride is presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans.” Before finalizing its monograph, NTP asked a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) to assess whether its conclusion is supported by the scientific evidence. […]

Maternal Fluoride & Children’s IQ

September 12th, 2019 Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

Fluoride in water is an important way to prevent tooth decay, which causes millions of lost hours of work and school each year. We know from seven decades of scientific research that an optimal level of fluoride in water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Children […]