August 28, 2015


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Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows

By: Douglas Main, Newsweek.com, United States 29-Jun-2015 – If you’re like two-thirds of Americans, fluoride is added to your tap water for the purpose of reducing cavities. But the scientific rationale for putting it there may be outdated, and no longer as clear-cut as was once thought. Water fluoridation, which first began in 1945 in Grand [...]

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Public health officials play role in countering attack on science

By: Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Ontario 08-Jun-2015 – Public health officials from across Ontario need to do a better job engaging with the public to counter the social-media fuelled movement that some have termed “science under siege”, a public health conference heard Monday. With growing numbers of responsibilities on their plates — from inspecting [...]

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No fluoride benefit

By: Dr. James S. Beck (Letter to the Editor), Sherwood Park News, Calgary, Alberta 25-May-2015 – The article on dental health which appeared on April 21, submitted by the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA) was misleading on the matters of safety and effectiveness of water fluoridation (“Use fluoride to prevent cavities”). Science is not [...]

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Dentistry prof recommends voting fluoridation out

By: Dr. Hardy Limeback BSc, PhD, DDS (Letter to the Editor), Gloucester Daily Times, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01-May-2015 – I served 3.5 years on the US National Academies of Sciences Subcommittee on Fluoride in Drinking Water. The NAS is sometimes referred to as the “Supreme Court of Science,” an organization that sets up unbiased (or balanced) [...]

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Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates

By Douglas Main, Newsweek.com, United States 10-Mar-2015 – New research shows there is a strong correlation between water fluoridation and the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, in the United States. It’s the first time that scientists have systematically studied the relationship between the behavioral disorder and fluoridation, the process wherein fluoride is [...]

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Water Fluoridation May Increase Risk of Underactive Thyroid Disorder

By: Douglas Main, Newsweek.com, United States 24-Feb-2015 –A large study that looked at data from nearly every general medical practice in England suggests that water fluoridation may increase the risk of developing hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. This condition, in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones, is associated with symptoms such as fatigue, obesity [...]

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L’EAU FLUORÉE EST NOCIVE, CONCLUT UNE ÉTUDE

Par: Charles Côté, La Presse, 24-février-2015 – La fluoration augmenterait le risque de contracter une maladie de la glande thyroïde. L’ajout de fluorure dans l’eau du robinet augmente les risques de contracter une maladie de la glande thyroïde, selon une recherche parue hier dans le Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. L’ajout de fluorure dans [...]

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Health Unit Backs Fluoride Bill

By: Matt Villeneuve, BayshoreBroadcasting.ca, Owen Sound, Ontario 02-Feb-2015 –  MOH supports provincial legislation making fluoridated drinking water mandatory. The Grey-Bruce Health Unit is an advocate for fluoridated drinking water, and the Medical Officer of Health supports provincial legislation to make it mandatory. Doctor Hazel Lynn and the Board of Health supported the resolution from the Windsor-Essex [...]

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World Health Organization’s advice based on weak evidence, Canadian-led study says

By: Tom Blackwell, National Post, Canada 01-Feb-2015 – In the confusing and fast-changing world of medicine, few voices carry as much weight as that of the World Health Organization. But a new, Canadian-led analysis takes a poke at that reputation, concluding the UN agency often makes strong recommendations on how to treat or prevent illness [...]

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Terrace council hears pitch for fluoride-free future

By: Josh Massey, Terrace Standard, Terrace, BC 26-Jan-2015 – The following are several of the items that were addressed at the regular Terrace council meeting last night: * With Prince George voting by referendum last year to stop adding fluoride to the municipal drinking supply, local Terrace resident Barry Prince decided to request again that Terrace [...]

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