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Latest Water fluoridation Stories

2011-07-22 08:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tooth decay remains a health care problem that touches people of all ages. Many communities could benefit greatly and reduce tooth decay significantly by implementing nature's cavity fighter, fluoride. The past 65 years of scientific studies prove that fluoridation of community water supplies is safe, strengthens teeth and helps prevent cavities by making tooth enamel harder and more resistant to acids. It is effective in...

2011-06-21 14:14:00

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system," concludes a review of studies by researchers Valdez-Jimenez, et al. published in Neurologia (June 2011), reports New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). The research team reports, "It is important to be aware of this serious problem and avoid the use of toothpaste and items that contain fluoride,...

2011-06-21 13:37:00

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system," concludes a review of studies by researchers Valdez-Jimenez, et al. published in Neurologia (June 2011), reports New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). The research team reports, "It is important to be aware of this serious problem and avoid the use of toothpaste and items that contain fluoride,...

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...

2011-03-30 10:59:00

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1990, the New York State Department of Health (DoH) published a study, "Fluoride: Benefits and Risks of Exposure," alerting officials that fluoride can be harmful to kidney patients, diabetics and those with fluoride hypersensitivity even at "optimal" levels.(1) But the advice went unheeded, research left undone and today's claims of safety ring hollow, says NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. Twelve million New Yorkers drink...

2011-03-26 00:00:29

Research shows that optimally fluoridated drinking water is a safe and simple way to help prevent cavities, keep tooth enamel strong and protect against tooth decay. Concord, NH (PRWEB) March 25, 2011 Today the New Hampshire Dental Society (NHDS) launched a new website (http://www.fluoridefactsnh.com) that serves to inform the public and address questions about community water fluoridation. The website includes general information on water fluoridation, its history, fast facts about...

2011-03-11 08:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, dentists have told patients to avoid foods that can harm their oral health. However, researchers are also looking at how including beneficial foods and beverages can improve your teeth and gums. Experts from Western Dental Services, Inc., suggest including the following foods in your diet to help maintain your smile's health and beauty. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/LA45125LOGO) 1. Sugar-Free Gum: Though most...

2011-03-10 15:52:00

NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All infant formulas, either concentrated or ready-to-feed, already contain some fluoride and, when routinely mixed with fluoridated water, increase the risk of dental fluorosis (discolored teeth), according to Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a video commentary published on Medscape.com, March 8, 2011. (1) Fluoride, added to water supplies ostensibly to reduce tooth...