Major Science Resources

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is dedicated to protecting public health by ending water fluoridation and other involuntary exposures to fluoride. FAN is achieving these goals by educating the public, decision makers, and the media. FAN is supporting volunteers in communities affected by fluoridation and is holding government health and regulatory agencies accountable. FAN is committed to the principles of environmental justice and is drawing special attention to subpopulations which are disproportionately harmed by fluoride, including low income populations and communities of color. More here.

Second Look is an educational non-profit initiative, concerned with the science and politics of public policies based on “acceptable” levels of risk that result in “low-level” toxic contamination with possible long-term health and environmental damage.

Second Look has always been concerned with the ubiquitous but “invisible” contamination by fluorides and fluorine compounds from all sources, and the resulting toxicity in humans and the environment. More details here.

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is a global network of dentists, health professionals, and scientists who research the biocompatibility of dental products, including the risks of mercury fillings, fluoride, root canals, and jawbone osteonecrosis. IAOMT is a non-profit organization, dedicated to our mission of protecting public health and the environment since its inception in 1984. Read IAOMT’s Fluoride Facts here.

Dr. Geoff Pain BSc (Hons), PhD, is Australia’s leading researcher in the field of fluoride. Please see Dr. Pain’s reviews, videos and presentations on our web site.

To see Geoff Pain’s ResearchGate Project Log, click here.
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Mark Diesendorf, BSc (Hons) PhD, has been researching and writing about fluoride since the 1970s. He has published 14 peer-reviewed scholarly papers on the health hazards and lack of effectiveness of fluoridation and various other articles and letters. The most notable are ‘The mystery of declining tooth decay’, published in the leading international journal Nature in 1986, and ‘Suppression by medical journals of a warning about overdosing formula-fed infants with fluoride’ published in the international journal Accountability in Research in 1997.

To see a collection of Mark Diesendorf’s work, click here.
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The International Society for Fluoride Research (ISFR) was founded in 1966 at a meeting in Detroit of the American Society for Fluoride Research to promote the sharing of scientific information on all aspects of inorganic and organic fluorides. This is done by publication of the peer-reviewed quarterly journal Fluoride and the sponsoring of international conferences.

The first ISFR conference was held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1967 and subsequent conferences have been held in Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, England, the United States of America, Switzerland, India, Japan, Hungary, the People’s Republic of China, Poland, New Zealand, Canada, Iran, and Thailand.

The 35th conference will be hosted by Dr Amir Hossein Mahvi, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health and Institute for Environmental Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, in Tehran, Iran, in 2020. E-mail for Dr Mahvi: Professor Dianjun Sun, Chinese Research Center for Endemic Disease Control, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, People’s Republic of China, will host the 36th Conference in Harbin, People’s Republic of China, in 2022. Dr Javed Ahsan Quadri, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, will host the 37th Conference in New Delhi, India, in 2024.

Fluoride is an open access journal available free on the internet at, in full text without an embargo period. No article processing or submission charges are made. Subscription to Fluoride in hardcopy and attendance at the conferences are welcomed for all interested in fluoride research. Bona fide fluoride researchers are invited to apply for membership of the ISFR.

The Society does not hold an official position on issues such as water fluoridation but encourages, through its conferences, and the publication of papers, commentaries, and letters to the editor, a critical examination of the scientific basis of the views which are held by individuals and organizations.

Visit Fluoride Quarterly Journal here.

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Brian Martin is a social scientist and Emeritus Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, at the University of Wollongong. His work is in the fields of peace research, science and technology studies, sociology, political science, media studies, law, journalism and education, as well as research on whistleblowing and dissent in the context of science. Martin was president of Whistleblowers Australia from 1996 to 1999 and remains their International Director. He was written several articles on the controversial nature of water fluoridation, including “Scientific Knowledge in Controversy: The Social Dynamics of the Fluoridation Debate.”  Visit his web site here.  Read his material on fluoridation here.

EnviroManagement Services was established by environmental scientist, Declan Waugh to provide specialist professional services in environmental management, due diligence and risk assessment. Declan is internationally known for his research on fluoride and has published several studies and major review articles and commentaries in peer review literature that are available in PubMed, the United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health database. Visit his web site here.

Fluoride Free NZ was established to end water fluoridation in New Zealand. FFNZ’s goal is to educate the NZ public that water fluoridation doesn’t work, is not safe and robs you of choice. 

“Fluoridation creates a false sense of security in the fight against tooth decay. While precious resources are wasted on adding a fluoride chemical to the water supply our communities are taking their eye off real solutions,” says FFNZ.

FFNZ is backed by informed dental and health professionals who have studied the research on water fluoridation. Water fluoridation is not the answer to tooth decay and dental health polices that are being used overseas, with far more success, should be implemented in New Zealand and Australia. Swallowing fluoridation chemicals does not reduce dental decay but it does impact the whole body.

Visit Fluoride Free NZ here.