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Press Releases from New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (9 total)

Dissertation - Fluoride-Damaged Teeth & Cavities Increasing

A 2016 dissertation by Behbehani, based on US federal statistics, reports that 57% of 6-19 year-olds have dental fluorosis (white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth) which occurs when too much fluoride is ingested while children's teeth are forming.(1) However, despite this fluoride overdose, "There was a significant increase in caries (cavities) experience," Behbehani reports. Water fluoridation began with the promise that it would reduce tooth decay drastically with

Fluoridation's Unhappy Birthday

New York – January 25 -- Sixty-three years ago, January 25, 1945, sodium fluoride was slowly poured into Grand Rapids, Michigan’s public water supply to prove that fluoridation reduces children’s tooth decay. Nearby Muskegon was left fluoridation-free as the experiment’s control city for comparison purposes. The study failed; but early fluoridationists ignored this inconvenient truth. Named a “demonstration project” so as not to alarm residents about what was actually occurring, the experiment

Fluoridation Doing More Harm Than Good, Studies Show

New York – May 2007 – Contrary to belief, fluoridation is damaging teeth with little cavity reduction, according to a review of recent studies reported in Clinical Oral Investigations.(1) Pizzo and colleagues reviewed English-language fluoridation studies published from January 2001 to June 2006 and write, “Several epidemiological studies conducted in fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities suggest that [fluoridation] may be unnecessary for caries prevention…” They also report that fluoride-damaged teeth spiked upwards to

CDC: Beware Fluoride!

New York -- January 19, 2007 -- Without fanfare or public announcement, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) posted a new fluoride caution on their website - avoid mixing fluoridated water into concentrated infant formula to prevent discoloring babies’ new teeth. (1) There is no dispute that too much fluoride causes dental fluorosis - white spotted, yellow or brown and sometimes pitted enamel. The CDC now admits that babies can

Take Precaution - Stop Fluoridation

The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice shows how the Precautionary Principle applies to fluoridation. (1) “Some studies have raised concerns about the safety and efficacy of the practice [fluoridation],” write authors Tickner and Coffin of the Lowell, Massachusetts, Center for Sustainable Production. Precautionary Principle: “When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are

More Communities Throw Out Fluoridation

New York – December 21 -- Legislators and officials are responding to newly published evidence of fluoride's adverse effects and rejecting fluoridation. This December, Juneau, Alaska and Martin County, Florida voted fluoride out of their drinking water. A Tennessee state legislator urged water companies to stop fluoridation. And the Vermont Department of Health sent a fluoridation warning to all Vermont dentists and pediatricians. December 19, Martin County, Florida commissioners reversed

Fluoride linked to Arthritis: New Study

A 52-year-old American man’s arthritic-like joint pain and immobility went away after he stopped brushing his teeth with fluoridated toothpaste, according to a new study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research(1). There’s no scientific dispute that large fluoride doses cause crippling skeletal fluorosis over time. But, “less well-known causes of chronic fluoride toxicity include fluoride supplements, certain teas and wine and some toothpastes,” report researchers

Blue-Ribbon Scientific Panel Exposes Fluoridation’s Serious Health Risks

New York -- Fluoride jeopardizes health - even at low levels deliberately added to public water supplies – according to data in a recent National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) National Research Council (NRC) report. Fluoride poses risks to the thyroid gland, diabetics, kidney patients, high water drinkers and others and can severely damage children’s teeth. (1) Two panel members advise avoiding fluoridated water, according to an Oregon

Dentists Are Fluoride Misinformed

New York – Bottled water does NOT contribute to tooth decay despite dentists scientifically unverifiable cautions disseminated through the media. Studies actually show the opposite. America’s children are fluoride-overdosed, it’s ruining their teeth and researchers advise cutting back. The Centers for Disease Control reports from 1/3 to 1/2 of U.S. schoolchildren sport dental fluorosis1 – white-spotted, discolored and/or sometimes pitted teeth, caused by fluoride over-ingestion. The Academy