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2009-04-08 09:14:00

NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traces of arsenic, copper, lead and other impurities were found in samples of chemicals used to fluoridate public water supplies between the years 2000 and 2006, reports the Centers for Disease Control.(1) Controversial fluoridation schemes are promoted by special-interest groups such as the American Dental Association which claims adding fluoride chemicals to public water supplies reduces tooth decay. Arsenic was detected in 43% of the 245...

2009-03-03 10:12:00

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association's (APHA) new Fluoridation Position Statement is based on many documents that neither support nor evaluate fluoridation's safety and/or effectiveness as it claims, (1) reports NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. APHA asserts, "All of these reviews have found CWF [Community Water Fluoridation] to be safe and effective." Here's the truth about APHA's "supportive" references: National Research Council...

2008-08-27 12:00:55

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), there is a crucial need for both parties to restore scientific integrity to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on several policies. The most egregious is their continued unscientific support for water fluoridation. "The simplest and quickest way to restore public trust in the CDC is for both Democrats and Republicans to put a commitment to end fluoridation into their party platforms," says Paul...

2008-08-15 03:00:33

By dave blackhurst Dental experts are reviving their efforts to add fluoride to North Staffordshire's drinking water. They have commissioned a feasibility study from Severn Trent to see if the chemical can be added and how much it will cost. Previous attempts to add fluoride have been ditched because of protests, technical difficulties and wrangles between public bodies. The results of the study should be available by the end of the year. The plan is included in a five-year strategy -...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Paul Connett of FAN, +1-315-379-9200, paul@fluoridealert.org; or Karen Buck, CSE, +1-416-690-7593, karenbuck@rogers.com NEW YORK, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- New science indicating fluorides dangers to the brain and other organs will be presented by prominent fluoride research scientists during back-to- back conferences of the International Society for Fluoride Research (ISFR) and the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) in Toronto August 7- 11. According...

2008-07-23 03:00:35

By Bailey, W Barker, L; Duchon, K; Maas, W Water fluoridation has been identified by CDC as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. The decline in the prevalence and severity of dental caries (tooth decay) in the United States during the past 60 years has been attributed largely to the increased use of fluoride (I). Community water fluoridation is an equitable and cost-effective method for delivering fluoride to the community (2-4). A Healthy People 2010 objective is...

2008-07-10 21:00:16

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents who get water from community water systems now receive fluoridated water, federal government officials said. The proportion of the U.S. population receiving fluoridated water -- about 184 million people -- increased from 65.8 percent in 1992 to 69.2 percent in 2006, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Community water fluoridation is an equitable, cost-effective, and cost-saving method of...

2008-07-10 15:00:31

CHICAGO, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Mark J. Feldman, DMD, President, American Dental Association, on the CDC announcement that 70 percent of the U.S. population now receives optimally fluoridated water: "We welcome this very encouraging news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the increase in the number of Americans receiving optimally fluoridated water. We know from years of experience and scientific study that community water...

2008-06-25 09:02:50

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. _ The great American assault on tooth decay began here 63 years ago, earning Grand Rapids a special place in the annals of dental history: the first city in the world to fluoridate its public water system. So it is more than a little head-scratching that fluoride, the chemical widely credited with dramatically cutting cavities and promoting oral hygiene, is having its scientific credentials questioned in the city that literally swallowed it first. The belated...


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