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

Fluoride in Infant Formula Can Damage Babies’ Teeth, study shows

Infant formula mixed with optimally fluoridated water (0.7 mg/L) increases fluorosis risk (discolored or pitted teeth) for six-month-olds and younger, reports Harriehausen et al. in The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (January 2019). Fluoride, the most celebrated tooth decay preventive, is controversial because safety and efficacy studies are questionable. But even fluoridation proponents admit “The primary adverse effects associated with chronic, excess fluoride intake are enamel and skeletal fluorosis,” according to

Kids Eat Too Much Fluoride From Foods, Studies Show

Kids ingest excessive fluoride, studies show, not just from toothpaste, but from their foods, making water fluoridation unnecessary and unsafe. University of Indiana researchers analyzed foods typical three- to five-year-olds eat and found diet significantly contributes to children's daily fluoride intake. This and many other studies show, children risk dental fluorosis from their food, alone(3a-L). "...because the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis (white spotted, yellow or brown permanently stained teeth)

Study: Fluoridation Benefits Doubtful

Achieving cavity-free status has little to do with fluoride intake, reports a study in the Fall 2008 Journal of Public Health Dentistry. The ongoing Iowa Fluoride Study (IFS) begun in 1992, follows a cohort of children from birth. Researchers measure fluoride use and ingestion, count cavities and document fluorosis – white spotted, yellow and/or brown stained teeth – the outward sign of fluoride over-ingestion. IFS researchers report, "The benefits

Fluoridation Opposition: growing in numbers, respectability & science

Over 1300 additional professionals signed onto the Fluoride Action Network's (FAN) statement calling for an end to fluoridation as more evidence emerges to condemn fluoridation. Now over 1,860 professionals urge Congress to stop water fluoridation and hold Congressional hearings, citing scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluorideaction.org/statement.august.2007.html Since the first FAN August 2007 statement, the following has

Fluoridation and Tea Do Not Mix, Studies Continue to Show

Fluoride added to tap water (fluoridation) puts tea drinkers at risk of damaged bones, discolored teeth and soft tissue harm, studies show. Tea has naturally high fluoride levels. Excess fluoride can weaken bones and discolor children’s un-erupted teeth. When fluoridated water is used to make tea, fluoride levels consumed can be health damaging. Four cups, of 20 teas sampled, delivered 0.8 to 1.8 mg of fluoride, when

Fluoride-Caused White Spots on Teeth Damage Kids' Self Esteem

Fluoride exposure is rising and causing children’s tooth imperfections, ranging from white spots to brownish discolorations and pitting (fluorosis), dentist Elivir Dincer reports in the New York State Dental Journal. (1) “Such changes in the tooth’s appearance can affect the child’s self-esteem which makes early prevention that much more critical,” writes Dincer. Children, aged 2 to 7 years, can swallow about one-quarter milligram of fluoride with every brushing

Fluoride Damages the Thyroid, Report Shows

There is clear evidence that small amounts of fluoride, at or near levels added to U.S. water supplies, present potential risks to the thyroid gland, according to the National Research Council’s (NRC) first-ever published review of the fluoride/thyroid literature.(A) Fluoride, in the form of silicofluorides, injected into 2/3 of U.S. public water supplies, ostensibly to reduce tooth decay, was never safety-tested.(B) “Many Americans are exposed to fluoride in the ranges associated with

FDA Never Safety-Tested Fluoride Ingestion

FDA approval of fluoridated bottled water may be premature New York -- Because of a glitch in the law,3 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) never safety-tested fluoride for ingestion.1 Yet, the FDA recently OK’d cavity-preventing claims on fluoridated bottled water labels,2 giving Americans a false sense of security about the safety and effectiveness of drinking bottled water with fluoride added.. Sodium fluoride was sold before FDA safety and effectiveness testing

Fluoride Harms Children's Liver & Kidneys, new study shows

Fluoride in drinking water damages children’s liver and kidney functions, according to a new study in “Environmental Research” (1), reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF). Xiong and colleagues write, “Our results suggest that drinking water fluoride levels over 2.0 mg/L can cause damage to liver and kidney functions in children.” Further, dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) can be an indicator of kidney function harm, they report. Researchers grouped 210