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2013-04-28 23:00:26

Sureaqua, portable water filter company, have released part one of a two part educational series of articles titled, 'Removing Fluoride from Our Water: What's the Fuss?' The articles aim to educate and inform readers on the matter of fluoridation and why there is so much on going controversy surrounding the topic. (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 Only about 5% of the world population is still subject to fluoridated water and more than 50% of these people live in the United States of America....

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...

2013-03-29 23:01:12

Tariq Drabu says, "The government talks a lot about reducing health inequalities. It needs to show that it is serious." (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 Tariq Drabu, leading Manchester GDC registered dentist and the owner of Langley Dental Practice in Middleton, Manchester has today issued a strong call supporting the fluoridation of public water supplies as part of a dental public health agenda. His call follows the news that in Wales more than four in 10 children are suffering tooth decay by the...

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...

2013-03-05 15:02:36

Researchers in India have developed a filter system based on a medicinal herb, which they say can quickly and easily remove "fluoride" from drinking water. The technology described in the March issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering uses parts of the plant Tridax procumbens as a biocarbon filter for the ion. Drinking water can contain natural fluoride or fluoride might be added as a protective agent for teeth by water companies. However, its presence is not without...

2013-03-01 08:25:09

CHICAGO, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy eating is key to good health, and that includes mouth health. After all, the mouth is the gateway to the body. The American Dental Association (ADA) serves up these tips in observance of Nutrition Month. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130301/DC69099) Watch that sugar: Common sense, right? But many people don't know that the plaque on your teeth contain bacteria that can cause cavities. The bacteria feed on sugar,...

2013-01-23 12:26:02

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-eight years ago while experimental trials were still underway, public water supplies were dosed with fluoride chemicals promising to safely reduce tooth decay, put dentists out of business and save millions of dollars on dental care. Current science tells us none of that came to pass; but fluoridation is still celebrated as if it did, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Executive Director says, "The...

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,...

2012-10-01 06:23:05

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fluoridation is an "unacceptable risk," says Public Health Professor Niyi Awofeso in the Journal Public Health Ethics, August 2012. He writes, "There is insufficient ethical justification for artificial water fluoridation," reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). Awofeso, a University professor in Australia, who published over 70 peer-reviewed academic papers in respected journals, says: 1) No evidence...

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...