The risks of fluoridation on child development discussed at Binghamton University


BINGHAMTON, NY --Fluoride’s effects on the neural/behavioral development of children will be the topic of the annual Robert Isaacson Lecture, to be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, in the Susquehanna Room of the Binghamton University Union.  The talk is free and open to the public.

Guest speaker Paul Connett, executive director of the Fluoride Action Network, will discuss research regarding the addition of fluorides to drinking water as a potential human health hazard, especially to the development of children. Connett’s efforts to reduce environmental hazards has taken him to 49 states and 50 countries, making over 2,000 public presentations

Distinguished Professor Isaacson, for whom the lecture is named, was part of the National Research Council’s Committee on the evaluation of the toxicological and clinical data on fluoride.  The committee later published the report, “Fluoride in the Drinking Water” which described the risks and benefits posed by fluoridated drinking water.

This event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Center for Development and Behavioral Neuroscience. 

For more information contact the Department of Psychology at (607) 777-2370.


Last Updated: 9/17/13