So let’s cut straight to it… many people have been saying it for years, using thier logic, science or intuition. Now the “credible” evidence that we’ve needed to demonstrate that fluoridating water, toothpaste and other products may be damaging is here and actually, its been here for a good while.
1. The Lancet, one of the most prestigious medical journals has classified Fluoride as a neurotoxin.
A neurotoxin is a substance that is damaging to the nervous system or nervous tissue.
Published in The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, in the March 2014 edition, by authors Dr. Phillippe Grandjean and Philip J. Landrigan, MD, the article states:
“Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants—manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers. We postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered. To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy.”
The article talks about the fact that developmental toxicity of which neurotoxicity is of course a part of, leads to:
“Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence.”
Fluoride is one of these chemicals.
2. Another important article in Environmental Health Perspectives written by Anna L. Choy, Guifan Sun, Ying Zhang and Philippe Grandjean in 2012 found that Fluoride may affect children’s IQ.
“We identified 27 eligible epidemiological studies with high and reference exposures, end points of IQ scores, or related cognitive function measures with means and variances for the two exposure groups… Children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas… The results support the possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neurodevelopment.”
Their report is consistent with other reviews which they site in the paper.
3. In Developmental Neurotoxicity of Industrial Chemicals, 2006, by P Grandjean and PJ Landringan, industrial chemicals previously classified as neurotoxins such as lead and methlymercury are:
“… Recognised causes of neurodevelopmental disorders (such as autism, attention deficit disorder, mental retardation, and cerebral palsy) and subclinical brain dysfunction… Exposure to these chemicals during early foetal development can cause brain injury at doses much lower than those affecting adult brain function.”
So if Fluoride is now classified as a neurotoxin, it may be having just as significant an impact on neurodevelopmental disorder or subclinical brain dysfunction as other industrial chemicals identified earlier in history as being harmful. When Fluoride can pass through placenta, we may be putting unborn babies at risk too.
Fluoridation in the UK
In the UK, between 9 and 10% of the population is being supplied with Fluoridated water. These areas are; Cumbria, Tyneside, Northumbria, Durham, Humberside, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, West Midlands and Bedfordshire.
Whilst the British Fluoride Society still maintains that Fluoride is beneficial to oral health, (despite the fact that when we drink water is immediately enters our stomach, barely touching our teeth), the rest of the world seems to be moving towards a real reform in the use of Fluoride in public services & consumerism.
Check out the British Fluoride Society’s information sheet on the extend of water fluoridation here.
See the British Fluoride Society’s Website here and their information about the benefits of Fluoride here.
Please make informed choices about nourishing ourselves and if you are not happy with Fluoridation – do something about it! Lobby in your local area to stop water Fluoridation!
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Meyer, N (2014), Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin in World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal, http://althealthworks.com/2262/fluoride-officially-classified-as-a-neurotoxin-by-worlds-most-prestigious-medical-journal/