Swallowing Fluoride? Study Shows Risks Without Benefits

Low-income children who consumed recommended fluoride doses have more fluoride-damaged teeth and high cavity rates, according to research published in the January 2011 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For the study, Mexican preschoolers and school-aged children in a low-income area were measured for cavities, fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) and urine fluoride levels. Fluoride …

Confused about Fluoride?

Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services recommended lowering the “recommended” amount of fluoride in public water sources due to rising rates of dental fluorosis, and the Environmental Protection Agency released a research review showing an increased risk of bone problems due to long-term ingestion of high levels of fluoride. (Read about it …

A Troubling Relationship between Fluoridation & Smarts

In the event that the EPA needs more motivation to lower the levels of added fluoride in public water supplies, might we suggest another reason? Via PR Newswire Fluoride in Water Linked to Lower IQ in Children Exposure to fluoride may lower children’s intelligence says a study pre-published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of …

HHS Says, “Less Fluoride to the People, Please”

Maybe it’s a sad commentary on the state of our society that it’s so easy to overloook good news – even more so during weeks like this past one, dominated by news surrounding the Tucson shooting – but there was some good news that we almost missed: the Department of Health and Human Services proposed …

What Fluoride Can Do If You Get Too Much of It

While the ADA, mainstream dentists, public health officials and others continue to insist on the virtues of fluoride for promoting dental health, reasons to avoid fluoride and fluoridation continue to mount : In the latest issue of Osteoporosis International, researchers report that fluoride consumption from tea and toothpaste damaged one woman’s bones. Fluoride – which …

Drinking Water: A Modern Dilemma (Guest Post)

The EPA has warned that drinking water pollution is one of the top environmental threats to our health. Contaminants are routinely measured in municipal drinking water including lead, cadmium, mercury and other metals; pesticides, fertilizers and chlorine. These can enter your body not only by your drinking the water but bathing in it. Our blood …

As If We Needed Another Reason to Oppose Fluoridation…

Perhaps Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine Arvid Carlsson put it best: “Fluoridation is against all principles of modern pharmacology. It’s really obsolete.” It’s also risky, with health effects ranging from fluorosis to any number of physical illnesses and problems. The Fluoride Action Network lists 50 reasons to oppose fluoridation, but now there might be another …

20 More Health-Related Articles Worth Checking Out

As mentioned, we check the web daily for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing. So, without further ado, here are 20 more articles that have stacked up over …