Fluoridation: Low Benefit, High Risk Policy

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2008

Bravo, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, for your recent statement of opposition to fluoridation, reprinted below.   The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) does not support fluoridation of drinking water for the following reasons: 1) The decline in caries in communities that are fluoridated has been highly significant – but […]


Quick Links: Junk Food & Fluoride & IQ – Oh, My!; Plus Vaccines, Arsenic & Diabetes Risk

Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2008

School Dinners Debate: Junk Food May Harm Toddlers’ Ability to Learn (Guardian) Children who are brought up on a diet of junk food at the age of three are more likely to make slow progress at school, educational researchers have discovered. They found diet in the preschool years has more influence on a child’s ability […]


Is Toothpaste Damaging Your Mouth?

Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is the stuff most often used in toothpaste to make it foam. While debate continues as to how much of a health risk it may pose, new research has shown that it may cause breakdown of the mouth’s soft oral tissues. Justin Shearer/flickr A study recently published in the International Journal […]


Quick Links: Gum Disease & Diabetes, Fluoride Risks, Weight & Place, Flossing Findings & Feeding Your Brain

Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2008

Researchers Report Periodontal Disease Independently Predicts New Onset Diabetes (Medical News Today) Periodontal disease may be an independent predictor of incident Type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. While diabetes has long been believed to be a risk factor for periodontal infections, this is the […]


Towns Question Fluoride Use…

Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

…including Grand Rapids, Michigan, the birthplace of public water fluoridation. Read more in the Chicago Tribune.


Sites We Like: Fluoride Action Network

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2008

The Fluoride Action Network “is an international coalition seeking to broaden public awareness about the toxicity of fluoride compounds and the health impacts of current fluoride exposures.” And indeed, their site is packed with valuable, timely scientific information on all sources of fluoride and the damage it can do. They also provide news on fluoride […]


Recommended Reading: On Fluoride, Mercury, Obesity & Cancer, Cholesterol Cons and Yoga over HRT

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2008

1945 Human Experiment Predicts Current Fluoride Ill Effects A fascinating overview of a mid-20th century study showing increases in “bone defects, anemia and earlier female menstruation in children purposefully dosed with sodium fluoride-laced drinking water” and the legacy of the ongoing fluoridation experiment that makes great numbers of the American population into human guinea pigs. […]



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