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2010-11-12 13:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tooth decay affects more than one quarter of children ages two to five, half of those ages 12 to 15 and countless adults in the United States. In fact, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children; five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. While daily brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, there are other things you can do to further prevent tooth...

2010-11-01 08:09:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fluoride consumption from tea and toothpaste damaged a woman's bones, report researchers in Osteoporosis International published online October 9, 2010. Fluoride, added to water intending to reduce tooth decay, accumulates in and can weaken bones. To prevent bone damage or skeletal fluorosis, in 1986 EPA set 4mg/L as water fluoride's maximum-contaminant-level. In 2006, the National Research Council reported that 4 mg/L is too high to...

2010-10-26 02:44:21

Researchers continue to recommend benefits of fluoride to prevent tooth decay Young children who consume substantial amounts of fluoride through infant formula and other beverages mixed with fluoridated water or by swallowing fluoride toothpaste have an increased chance of developing mild enamel fluorosis, according to research published in the October issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association and supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Children...

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...