Quick Links: Oral Piercing Problems, Organic Food Quality, Compact Fluorescent Bulb Safety & More Pharma Phollies

Warning for Teens: Teeth and Jewelry Don’t Mix (Science Daily) Is Organic Food Really Healthier? (Earth Land Journal, via Alternet) Are Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Dangerous? (Scientific American) Key Opinion Leaders: Independent Experts of Drug Representatives in Disguise? (BMJ) 6/24 Addendum – Re: the SciAm article on fluorescent lightbulbs, Dr. Verigin adds, If mercury is that …

Sites We Like: Fluoride Action Network

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 …

What the World Needs Now…

…is more chocolate flavored toothpaste? Image source unknown From a 2006 media release: “By bringing in new flavours that have never been tasted in toothpaste before, we are using this launch to recruit new users to the brand,” Ahmed Osilan, Close Up’s brand manager for the GCC told Retail News Middle East. “Our vision is …

Follow-up: Lead in Dental Work

Thanks to Valerie at Creative Arts Dental Lab for sending us this link to a terrific Good Morning America story (with video) on the problems of lead in outsourced dental restorations. Is There Lead in Your Dental Work?: Dental Work Made in China Might Contain Lead For more on dental restorations, including the types we …

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

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. …