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Latest Water fluoridation in the United States Stories

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...

2013-04-22 16:25:51

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin today officially endorsed community water fluoridation as "one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens." "Fluoridation's effectiveness in preventing tooth decay is not limited to children, but extends throughout life, resulting in fewer and less severe cavities," Dr. Benjamin said. "In fact, each...

2012-07-25 06:37:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Harvard University researchers conducted a review of fluoride/brain studies and concluded that there is a possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposure on children´s neurodevelopment. Children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQs than those who lived in low fluoride areas, and the EPA says that there is substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity. Fluoride, or fluosilicic acid, is added to US water supplies at approximately 1 part...

2012-07-24 02:28:56

NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harvard University researchers' review of fluoride/brain studies concludes "our results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children's neurodevelopment." It was published online July 20 in Environmental Health Perspectives, a US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' journal (1), reports the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF) "The children in high fluoride areas had...

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...

2012-01-19 17:23:00

Poor Not Helped; Money Wasted; Kids in Dental Pain; Viable Alternatives Shunned NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite decades of water fluoridation in New York State, the Journal of the American Dental Association reports that emergency treatment for NYS toddlers' severe tooth decay has grown substantially in numbers and costs, many require general anesthesia, (1) reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF) Fluoridation is touted...

2011-06-06 09:10:00

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Activist Ralph Nader has joined the chorus of influential leaders opposing mandatory water fluoridation. He joins civil rights leaders, state and local legislators, dentists, physicians, environmentalists and other professionals speaking out on fluoridation, focusing increased attention on the need for full disclosure of fluoridation risks. Nader says, "There should be no mandatory fluoridation without the approval of people in a...

2011-04-27 08:20:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies fed infant formula mixed with New York's fluoridated tap water risk developing enamel fluorosis or discolored teeth, according to the New York State Department of Health (1). Bureaucrats fail to effectively broadcast this vital information beyond their little-read websites which places babies at unnecessary risk of developing fluoride-damaged teeth, reports the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). Fluoride...

2011-04-14 11:55:00

NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because fluoride can disproportionately harm poor citizens and black families, Atlanta civil rights leaders, Andrew Young and Dr. Gerald Durley, have asked Georgia legislators to repeal the state's mandatory water fluoridation law, reports Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Andrew Young, former U.N. Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor, along with Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Atlanta, both inductees in...