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 […]

CDC Statement on the Cochrane Review

July 6th, 2015 Fluoride in the News

The Division of Oral Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published comments on the recent Cochrane review of water fluoridation. The comments include a detailed comparison of the Public Health Service (PHS) recommendation that was released in April 2015 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and […]

The Cochrane Review of Community Water Fluoridation

June 22nd, 2015 Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

In October 2000, the U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force recommended community water fluoridation (CWF). In April 2013, the Task Force reaffirmed this recommendation and cited “strong evidence” of CWF’s ability to reduce the rate of tooth decay. A new review by the Cochrane Oral Health Group Review concludes that the introduction of CWF “resulted […]

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 […]