New Study: No Neurotoxic Effect

April 24th, 2018 Fluoride in the News, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

In recent years, critics of community water fluoridation (CWF) have pointed to some studies as supporting their concerns that fluoride is a neurotoxin that can lead to lower IQs or cognitive scores among children. Experts have examined those studies and cited significant weaknesses or limitations. Nonetheless, researchers in multiple countries have continued to explore this […]

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 […]

Meadville, Pennsylvania Votes to Initiate Fluoridation

June 20th, 2017 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

The favorable 3-2 vote on starting water fluoridation in Meadville, Pennsylvania is wonderful news. Although Meadville isn’t a large city, this win is very important for several reasons. First, several communities in the state have ceased community water fluoridation (CWF) in the past few years. This victory disrupts an anti-fluoride momentum, potentially setting Pennsylvania communities […]

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 […]

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 […]

San Jose, CA Gives Residents a Timely Gift of Better Oral Health

December 20th, 2016 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

The holiday season is a time of giving, and families in several areas of San Jose, California received an early gift on December 12 when their local water system began providing water with fluoride to their homes. Roughly 230,000 local residents gained access that day to fluoridated water—a public health approach that has been endorsed […]

City Officials Learn the Hard Way about Fluoridation

July 26th, 2016 Fluoride in the News

City council members, water board commissioners and other elected officials have a tough task when someone brings the issue of water fluoridation to their attention. This topic has been researched for more than 70 years, and thousands of studies have been conducted on fluoride or fluoridation. Figuring out which studies and statistics are credible and […]

Connecticut’s Strong Water Fluoridation Workgroup’s Statewide Victory

May 13th, 2016 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

Connecticut, the first state ever to approve a law assuring residents’ access to fluoridated water, successfully amended that law this month. While maintaining guaranteed access, the state changed the level of fluoride to the amount now recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which reflects the current scientific evidence. Updating this law […]