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2010-10-15 09:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good nutrition and healthy eating habits are essential to maintaining optimal oral and overall health. With Halloween just around the corner, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) encourages parents to be mindful of the amount of candy their children are consuming, and to use this holiday as an opportunity to remind them about the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums. The food and beverage choices you make have a direct...

2010-10-07 09:17:00

New study confirms bottle-fed babies are overexposed to fluoride NEW YORK, Oct 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study confirms infants fed formula reconstituted with fluoridated water are at greater risk of developing discolored teeth (dental fluorosis). (1) The American Dental Association (ADA) warned dentists about this in 2006 but has done little or nothing to inform the nearly 200 million Americans who live in communities with fluoridated drinking water. The study by Levy et al.,...

2010-09-07 05:18:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The city of Watsonville, California is continuing to defy the state's decree that all cities with a population over 10,000 fluoridate their water supply if an outside entity is willing to provide funding for the installation and operation of the facilities necessary. The voters in that city passed a ban on water fluoridation in 2002 and while the ban was narrowly passed by the city council, one of the city's largest employers is considering...

2010-09-02 08:48:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fluoride avoidance reduced anemia in pregnant women, decreased pre-term births and enhanced babies' birth-weight, concludes leading fluoride expert, AK Susheela and colleagues, in a study published in Current Science (May 2010). http://www.fluorideandfluorosis.com/Anemia/Current%20Science%20Reprint.pdf Susheela's team explains that anemia in pregnancy, which can lead to maternal and infant mortality, continues to plague many countries despite...

2010-08-12 12:29:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical and public health community is shocked by the news that young American girls are reaching puberty at ages as young as 7 years (1). However, according to Paul Connett, PhD, Director of the Fluoride Action Network, "If fluoride's dangers had not been taken off the scientific radar screen by the US Public Health Service when it prematurely endorsed fluoridation in 1950, maybe key warning signals would not have been ignored for over 50...

2010-06-23 09:15:00

In the news release, Political Mischaracterization of Fluoridation Opposition Dismays Scientists, issued 22-Jun-2010 by Fluoride Action Network over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph, first sentence, should read "Senator Harry Reid'sNevada re-election campaign," rather than "Arizona re-election campaign," as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Political Mischaracterization of Fluoridation Opposition Dismays...

2010-06-22 15:41:00

CANTON, N.Y., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists representing the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) strongly object to recent mischaracterizations of fluoridation opponents by political pundits Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann and others in conjunction with Senator Harry Reid's Arizona re-election campaign. "Fluoridation opposition is science-based and growing," says Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Executive Director, who has co-authored the upcoming book, "The Case Against Fluoride: How...

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2010-04-13 12:41:15

Highly Preventable Oral Disease Affects Millions  Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC states that tooth decay, if left untreated, can cause pain and infections that hinder eating, speaking, playing and learning. The controlled addition of a fluoride compound to public water supplies is considered to be the most cost-effective way to prevent cavities...

2010-03-15 14:41:00

NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fluoride chemicals added to public water supplies, boosts lead absorption in lab animals' bones, teeth and blood, report Sawan, et al. (Toxicology 2/2010). Earlier studies already show children's blood-lead-levels are higher in fluoridated communities, reports Sawan's research team. "...exposure to increased amounts of lead and fluoride occurs at about the same age (1-3 years)... Therefore, this is a critical time when systemic exposure to...

2010-02-23 12:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Pennsylvania Dental Association President, Dr. Andrew J. Kwasny, commending the Pew Center for the States for its report, "The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children." "The Pew Center study highlights many of the policy issues that the Pennsylvania Dental Association has been advocating for years, including community water fluoridation, increased Medicaid funding and access to quality dental...


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