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2013-10-18 12:24:31

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Struggling to balance the budget, 2 years ago, the Brooksville, Florida, City Council voted unanimously to stop fluoridation to ease the tax burden on their 8,000 residents. Under siege from misguided and misinformed activists headed by dentist Johnny Johnson and the Tampa Bay Times, the council reversed its decision, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Heady after their lobbying efforts ousted two Pinellas County...

2013-08-08 20:22:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 29, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that new regulations require Israel to stop adding fluoride chemicals into public water supplies in one year, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Izun Hozer Association for Dissemination of Health Education and Yaacov Gurman petitioned Israel's highest court, November 12, 2012, demanding that the Ministry of Health order the cessation of fluoridation because it presents health...

2013-03-18 08:31:26

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A poorly fact-checked article from a Kansas newspaper is being cited by well-funded advocacy organizations across the country to convince decision-makers, physicians and the public to disregard a peer-reviewed Harvard research paper linking fluoride to lower IQ in children, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Harvard scientist, Philippe Grandjean, MD, states the newspaper never "checked their information with the authors, even though...

2013-01-08 08:32:08

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an article in the January issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) authors Armfield and Melbye indicate that "Studies of dentists' attitudes about water fluoridation suggest that a lack of knowledge and preparedness are barriers to discussing the topic ... more than one-half of the respondents believed they needed more information and training on the issue," reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Fluoridation,...

2012-09-13 06:30:49

Legislators Are Mislead About Gravity and Extent of Fluoride Brain Risk NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly discovered and translated published studies reveal fluoride is linked to lower IQ, even at levels added to US water supplies, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Further, fluoridation promoters misrepresented newly published Harvard fluoride/IQ research. Thirty-four studies now link fluoride to reduced IQ in humans. Dozens of other studies correlate...

2012-06-20 02:25:19

NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning August 4, 2012, New Hampshire will require notification that 6-month-olds should not be routinely fed infant formula mixed with fluoridated water to avoid discoloring babies' unerupted teeth (fluorosis), reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Passed by the House, 253-23, unanimously by the Senate, and signed by the Governor, HB-1416 reads: "If a public water supply is fluoridated, the following notice shall be posted in the...

2012-02-11 08:39:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite objections from environmentalists and utility officials, New Jersey is under threat of mandatory fluoridation, which is the addition of fluoride chemicals into the public drinking water ostensibly to reduce tooth decay. Despite admission by the Federal Government that American children are fluoride over-exposed and that fluoride's benefits are primarily topical, New Jersey legislators are crafting a law that will force fluoridation on...

2011-10-05 09:15:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breaking away from dental school dogma, more dentists are speaking out against fluoridation because fluoride chemicals, added to NYC's water supply intending to reduce tooth decay, are actually a money-wasting health risk, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF). Seven NYC Council Members sponsored legislation (1) and residents are petitioning Mayor Bloomberg to stop fluoridation, to preserve money and health....

2011-09-15 14:32:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many published human and animal studies have reported an association between fluoride and various cancers, including valid and unrefuted scientific evidence that fluoride can increase the risk of osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer) in boys and young men, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) in its recent submission to the California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). (1)...

2011-08-09 00:00:27

Dr. Joseph Mercola and the Fluoride Action Network are pairing up during this week-long event to help increase awareness of the dangers of fluoride. Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 During the week of August 8th-13th, Dr. Joseph Mercola is launching "Fluoride Awareness Week," with in-depth newsletters and interactive articles on various fluoride topics. "In a nearly unprecedented about-face, U.S. health officials recently admitted that Americans are getting too much fluoride, "...