Fluoride Action Network


  • New Study: Fluoride Can Damage the Brain – Avoid Use in Children

    NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system,” concludes a review of studies by researchers Valdez-Jimenez, et al. published in Neurologia (June 2011), reports New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). The research team reports, “It is […]

  • Is Fluoride Really All That Safe?

    “The Fluoride Deception” reads like a whodunit. There are conspiracies, cover-ups, human casualties, and broken careers. The prime suspects in this toxic thriller are compounds of fluoride; the coconspirators represent industry, the military, and the public health community. At the book’s ending, the suspect chemicals are not proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but we […]

  • Fluoride’s Brain Damage Studies Mounting

    Studies showing fluoride can lower IQ are just the tip of the iceberg in fluoride/neurotoxicity research, according to evidence presented by attorney Michael Connett, Fluoride Action Network’s (FAN) Special Projects Director at the 5th Annual FAN Conference on September 6, 2014. Public health officials never considered brain effects before instigating fluoride’s addition to water supplies […]

  • Fluoride & the Brain: An Interview with Dr. Phyllis Mullenix

    The following interview with Phyllis Mullenix took place on October 18, 1997.  The interviewer is Paul Connett. I. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Connett: We’re talking with Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, who in 1995, published a very important work on the neurotoxic effects of fluoride in rat studies. And Phyllis would you begin by telling us your background? What are […]

  • Healdsburg Water Fluoridation Moratorium Initiative

    Signatures are being gathered to put a Water Fluoridation Moratorium Initiative on the Healdsburg ballot for November 2016. The Initiative calls for a moratorium on water fluoridation until the manufacturer of Healdsburg’s fluoridating chemical provides specified information about the chemical, including verification of its safety for ingestion by all consumers, regardless of an individual consumer’s […]

  • FAN’s persistence pays off – US Gov’t Funding Neurotoxicity Studies

    There is no doubt that our fantastic FAN supporters like a challenge – especially challenges that promise to double their donations. By Sunday evening we had raised $15,136 from 63 donors.  This response has so impressed our super-angel that he has increased his challenge. All donations over the next two days will be doubled until we have reached $21,000.  To add […]

  • Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates

    See Newsweek article  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 added to water to prevent […]

  • Unprecedented Lawsuit Could End Water Fluoridation in US Based on Neurotoxicity Studies

    Story at-a-glance Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is among a coalition of environmental, medical and health groups suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban artificial water fluoridation The EPA has been served with a petition that includes more than 2,500 pages of scientific documentation detailing the risks of water fluoridation to human health New […]

  • Can fluoridated water hurt developing brains?

    Fluoridated drinking water is coming under the gun again, in large part because of concern about the rising incidence of developmental neurological disorders like autism and ADHD. Could this widespread chemical additive be to blame? Philadelphia’s drinking water is fluoridated, so we all want to know the answer. While the science on this subject is […]

  • Fluoride: Poison on Tap

    Story at-a-glance Since 1945, it has been widely accepted in the U.S. that fluoride is “safe and effective” to prevent tooth decay, but many health experts and scientists disagree Rates of dental fluorosis among children and adolescents has spiked in recent years and, if fluoridated water is used, formula-fed infants are at particular risk for […]