Care for Some Arsenic with That Fluoride?

Earlier this week – and for the fourth time since 1956 – citizens of Portland, Oregon, said “no” to fluoridation. And there are many good reasons to keep saying no, such as this one, recently brought to attention by the Fluoride Action Network: Industrial-Grade Fluoridation Chemicals Cost Society Billions in Arsenic-Induced Cancers Industrial-grade fluoride chemicals […]

Depriving Kids of Fluoride

As the song says, Repetition is very, very, very, very good, good, good, very, very good! (Oh, yeah.) In 2009: Five billion gallons of bottled water were consumed in 2000, an increase of more than 200 percent from a decade earlier. Whether consumers drink more bottled water because it is an alternative to soda, or […]

Coming Soon: Warning Labels on Soft Drinks?

If Big Food thinks the kind of regulation Robert Lustig proposed for sugar is a bit much, perhaps they’d like warning labels on soft drinks instead. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests sugar-sweetened beverages, particularly soft drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks, should be required to have tooth decay […]

Fluoride = The Best Weapon We’ve Got?

Late last year, the LA Times ran a fascinating series on the rise in lethal yet legally prescribed prescription drugs. One pain specialist they interviewed had 16 patients die from drugs he had authorized – the highest total among doctors in four Southern California counties. He said any patient death from an overdose was unacceptable, […]

On Fluoridation, “All of the Evidence Is Convergent”

Overheard by a staff member on the bus one day: “Fluoride should be a four letter word!” – final punctuation to a long rant about drinking water being fluoridated without her consent. She was emotional, yet others around her nodded in agreement. It’s an argument that makes more sense to more people every day. After […]

Fluoride & Mercury (Again)

Two news items this week on a couple of dental issues familiar to you regular readers: More Evidence of Neurodevelopmental Harm from Fluoride Last year, some important new research showed that prolonged exposure to fluoride can harm children’s developing brains and nervous systems. A new study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives – a journal of […]

We Know How Fluoride Works…or Do We?

General dentist and past president of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) on what fluoride does: In developing teeth, the fluoride becomes part of the enamel and actually causes it to become denser and stronger so it is more resistant to the acids that are produced by the bacteria that cause decay. Once the teeth are […]

Catapult the Propaganda: Fluoridated Edition

Via Biology-Online: Micronutrients are those nutrients needed in small amounts as opposed to macronutrients required in large amounts. For example, proteins, vitamins, and minerals are nutrients humans need; however, proteins are needed in amounts higher than vitamins, making the latter considered as micronutrient. Although micronutrients are needed in small amounts they are crucial in normal […]