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  • NYC: City pol wants to remove fluoride from New York’s drinking water, citing safety concerns

    Four decades after New York started adding fluoride to its water, a city councilman armed with new research is launching a campaign to stop the practice. “This amounts to forced medication by the government,” said Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Queens), who plans to introduce fluoride-removal legislation at the next Council meeting. “What’s next? They decide we’re […]

  • New York State may waste medicaid dollars on fluoridation

    The NYS Department of Health proposes to spend Medicaid funds on fluoridation equipment, supplies and staff (1) despite clear evidence that fluoridation fails to prevent tooth decay in NYS and can be health-harming. Many NYS cities and counties have already rejected fluoridation, reports the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF) NY City spends $25 […]

  • New Studies: Fluoridation fails to reduce cavities in New York City and nationally

    New research shows that fluoride chemicals added to U.S. public water supplies are not reducing tooth decay as promoted and promised by government agencies, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). Using federal statistics, the West Virginia University Rural Health Research Center reports that urban U.S. children, with more exposure to […]

  • New York City Suspends Fluoridation

    NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has suspended fluoridation for approximately four months while they “complete critical system repairs,”(1) reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF). Fluoride added to NYC’s drinking water is ineffective at reducing tooth decay in modern times(2), wastes millions […]

  • NEW YORK CITY: A Tussle Over Where to Store Drinking Water

    New York City officials are bridling at an attempt by Long Island legislators to block the city from storing an emergency supply of drinking water under Long Island. A bill created by Long Island legislators to block the city’s attempt to store water in the Lloyd Aquifer — the island’s oldest, deepest and purest water […]

  • Canadian Mother-Offspring IQ Study: MedPage Today – interview with lead author.

    Video interview with Rivka Green, lead author of the new Canadian IQ study The safety of water fluoridation has been debated for decades. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics added new information to this debate by demonstrating that higher fluoride intake during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in boys. In this exclusive […]

  • Fluoride leaves a bitter taste with prominent New Yorker

    “In public meetings I always end up persuading the audience, but politicians and bureaucrats just won’t debate the issue with me,” said Paul Connett, a committed opponent of adding fluoride to drinking supplies. Prof Connett, who was in Kempsey last week as part of a speaking tour taking in Victoria, NSW and Queensland, retired last […]

  • Tonawanda, New York: Legacy of The Manhattan Project

    65 years ago, US army general Leslie Groves came to Tonawanda, the year was 1940. The spring of that year I was fishing at the foot of Sheridan Dr. with my Dad. It was Blue Pike Run time. I was 8 years old and old enough to experience wars realities and fears. All one needed […]

  • New York City Suspends Fluoridation of Water for Four Months

    By the time you read this, there may be no fluoride in your New York City drinking water. Don’t panic. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection shut down the fluoridation system last night for four months to replace equipment at the Kensico Reservoir in Westchester. But officials gave assurances that the interruption would have no […]

  • New York City babies are fluoride-overdosed, hidden study shows

    A recently uncovered document reveals that New York City infants are fluoride overdosed and risk fluoride-damaged teeth, especially when infant formula is mixed with NYC’s fluoride-laced public water supplies, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). To avoid moderate dental fluorosis (fluoride-damaged teeth) the Institute of Medicine (1997) recommends 6-month-olds and younger […]