For those who need even more evidence that dumping fluoride in our water supply in the name of “health” is a really bad idea, we just got more evidence that dumping fluoride in our water supply is a really bad idea. A new study in Environmental Health Perspectives found a link between IQ and exposure […]
The Consequences of Fluoridation
Despite the confident tone of organizations like the ADA and CDC, there’s actually precious little evidence that fluoridation does much to prevent caries – a point reinforced by recent research out of Chile. Chile, note the authors of a paper published earlier this year in the Medical Journal of Chile, “is a pioneer in the […]
“Very Little Contemporary Evidence” Supporting Water Fluoridation, Says New Review of the Science
Just because you say something is so doesn’t make it true. It doesn’t make mercury dental amalgam safe. It doesn’t make root canal teeth sterile and inert. And it certainly doesn’t make fluoridation an effective practice for preventing caries. The sore lack of evidence supporting fluoridation was brought into the foreground again with last week’s […]
Fluoridation: “Unacceptable Risk with Virtually No Proven Benefit”
You probably noticed the flurry of excitement last week over news items like this one, peppered with language like “new” and “first time since” and the like: But there are a couple problems with this. For one, there’s nothing especially new about it. The Department of Health and Human Services first made this recommendation in […]
Oxalates, Calcium & Fluoride, Oh My!
When the Dallas City Council agreed to consider ending the city’s nearly 50 year old fluoridation policy earlier this year, fluoride’s supporters were up in arms. Insults flew wildly, with pro-fluoride pundits grasping for the usual epithets and creaky Cold War stereotypes. Of course, snark like that is never about engaging in debate or correcting […]
Fluoride Is “Your Friend”? No Way!
You don’t really expect to see a defense of fluoride on a website devoted to a healthy, green lifestyle. But there it was, in all its glory: Yet the very day this piece claimed that fluoride “causes people to have fewer and less severe cavities and suffer less pain associated with tooth decay,” this story […]
Why Choose Poison?
This week, there was great news from Portland, Oregon: Voters had overwhelmingly rejected fluoridation, 60% to 40%. Although pre-election polls had shown fluoride losing, enough people remained undecided that, considering margin of error, the vote could have gone either way. “This is not just Portland,” a member of the anti-fluoride campaign told KATU News. […]
Fluoridation: Is It Ethical? Is It a Good Idea?
All of the evidence is convergent and demonstrates that fluoride compounds should not be added to public water supplies. When examined collectively the evidence clearly demonstrates that fluoridation of drinking water supplies is both unsafe and having significant negative health implications for human health, society and the natural environment. – Declan Waugh, BSc, CEnv, […]