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Neuroscientist to Speak on the Effects of Fluoridation

PLATTSBURGH, NY (October 5, 2007) - Robert Isaacson, Ph.D., will speak on the effects of fluoridation on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge at SUNY Plattsburgh's Angell College Center.

His talk, titled "Fluoridation:  Effects on Your Brain and Behavior," will address the findings of the Scientific Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water. Initiated by the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, the Environmental Protection Agency consulted with this panel of esteemed scientists about the effects of fluoride in our drinking water in 2006. 

The committee published its work in a book, "Fluoride in Drinking Water," through the National Academies Press, an organization that serves as advisers to the nation in the areas of Science, Engineering and Medicine. This book details 15 years of research on the effects of fluoride on all areas of human and animal physiology and functioning.

Dr. Robert Isaacson was one of the neuroscientists on the Scientific Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water. He is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Binghamton University, who has spent more than 30 years doing research in behavioral neuroscience, particularly in the study of recovery from brain damage, functions of the limbic system, mechanisms responsible for neuronal cell death, and the neurotoxic effects of certain fluoride complexes.

Dr. Isaacson is a past president of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society and a recipient of the society's Lifetime Achievement Award. He serves on a number of editorial boards, including that of Brain Research. He has received fellow status in several scientific societies and served as chairperson and member of several committees for the Society for Neuroscience. He has been a member of grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Science Foundation.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He is a prolific writer the author of numerous books and over 500 journal articles in peer reviewed journals.


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