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Experts Confirm Extremely Low Levels of Fluoride Causes IQ Loss in Children

A landmark study by Grandjean, et al., confirms “fluoride is a developmental neurotoxicant … and should inspire a revision of water-fluoride recommendations aimed at protecting pregnant women and young children.”

Babies Exposed to Higher Levels of Fluoride Score Lower on IQ Tests

A new systematic review of all published studies evaluating the potential neurotoxicity of fluoride found the chemical is a “cognitive developmental hazard to humans.”

Fluoride in Drinking Water May Harm Children, Scientific Evidence Mounts

Scientists are coming together to raise the alarm about fluoridated drinking water. The data show fluoride consumed from drinking water may have adverse neurological health impacts — especially among children.

Fluoride Is Toxic to Developing Brains, New Studies Find

Debate on fluoridation of drinking water reignited as new studies find fluoride is toxic to the developing brain.

Fluoride Toxicity Trial Update

The landmark federal trial pitting Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and others against the US EPA over water fluoridation came to a dramatic turning point Wednesday when, after both sides had completed their summary statements, the federal judge surprised everyone by recognizing the key plank in the plaintiffs’ case and undermining the key argument in the EPA’s case.

NTP’s Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects

In September 2019, the National Toxicology Program conducted a systematic review of the human, experimental animal, and mechanistic literature to evaluate the evidence and develop hazard conclusions about whether fluoride exposure is associated with neurodevelopmental and cognitive effects.


Washington State Dept. of Health FOI Response: Zero Fluoride / Pregnancy Studies To Suggest Safety Re: Childhood IQ or ADHD

Six deans of U of Washington Health Sciences schools insisted fluoridation is a safe and effective public health measure “for people of all ages”, prompting a WA State Dept of Health FOI request for any peer reviewed studies to suggest that fluoride exposure during pregnancy is safe with respect to childhood IQ or ADHD. Thus far there are none.

More Evidence that Fluoride Lowers IQ: Will the CDC Keep Ignoring It?

In the United States and Canada, exposure to fluoride is widespread and comes primarily through ingestion of fluoridated water supplied by community water systems. Although some U.S. residents consume drinking water that is fluoride-free, the majority of Americans served by community utilities—an estimated 74%—receive water to which industrial fluoride compounds have been added.

Association between maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy and IQ scores in offspring in Canada

Lower IQ in children is strongly associated with higher levels of maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy.


Fluoride is an element that occurs naturally in the environment, however it is also produced synthetically for use in toothpaste and mouthwashes. Due to a long history of corporate incentives and cherry-picked studies that dates back to the 50s, fluoride was approved to become an additive in American drinking  water “to promote strong teeth.” Approximately 300 studies, as evidenced below, demonstrate fluoride is a neurotoxin, linking fluoride exposures to reduced intelligence. Studies have also found associations with arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endocrine disruption, gastrointestinal effects, and infertility. More recent studies have found a toxic synergy between fluoride and aluminum. From 2000 to 2004, 125 communities in 36 states adopted fluoridation of their municipal water supplies, however other cities, such as College Station, Texas and Watsonville, California, have overturned fluoridation mandates. Only about 2% of people receive artificially fluoridated water in Europe, with countries like the Netherlands and Italy rejecting the additive. Fluoridation is banned in China, due to cases of increased dental fluorosis from naturally occurring fluoride in their water supply.


Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6–12 Years of Age in Mexico This landmark U.S.-government-funded study found that “higher prenatal fluoride exposure, in the general range of exposures reported for other general population samples of pregnant women and nonpregnant adults, was associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function […]

Immunoexcitotoxicity as the central mechanism of etiopathology and treatment of autism spectrum disorders: a possible role of fluoride and aluminum

Fluoride and aluminum, alone or in combination, can produce the condition of “immunoexcitotoxicity” that leads to the pathological changes seen in autism. 

4 Steps Regulators Can Take to Protect Children, Infants and Pregnant Women From Toxic Pesticides

Why are some people more vulnerable to harm from pesticide exposure than others, particularly pregnant women, infants and children? It’s just one critical question scientists and regulators need to tackle.

‘Our Daily Dose’: Film Exposes How Fluoridated Water Harms Children

Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert lays out the dangers of water fluoridation, highlighting the most current research and interviewing top-tier doctors, activists, and attorneys close to the issue.

‘Concerning’ Levels of Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Bottled Water

A new study by scientists at Johns Hopkins University found 15 different types of PFAS chemicals in bottled water. The testing found “purified” bottled water had “significantly less PFAS” compared to “spring” water.

FDA Knows This Pesticide Causes Brain Damage in Kids — So Why Isn’t It Banned?

After finding the EPA had engaged in an “egregious delay” exposing a generation of American children to unsafe levels of chlorpyrifos, a judge on April 29 gave the agency 60 days to either modify or revoke the widely used pesticide’s registration.

‘This Week’ With Mary + Polly: ‘They’re Going After the Kids’ + More

In “This Week” with Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” Mary and Polly discuss the latest COVID vaccine-related headline news.

First Time in Recorded History Atmospheric CO2 Surged Past 420 PPM

Carbon dioxide isn’t the only greenhouse gas scientists are concerned about. According to the Washington Post, emissions of methane and sulfur hexafluoride have also spiked to “worrying levels.”

New Study: Gardasil HPV Vaccine Contains Chemical Used in Biological Warfare

PMSF, a nerve agent, is used to manufacture HPV vaccines, but it is not supposed to be in the final product. However, new research documents its presence in Merck’s Gardasil and Gardasil 9 HPV vaccines.

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Our children are sick 54% of American children are chronically ill. 1 in 2 teens have a mental health disorder 1 in 5 children are obese 1 in 5 teens have a severe mental disorder 1 in 6 children have a developmental disability 1 in 11 children have ADHD 1 in 12 children have asthma […]

Mountain of Evidence Confirms Common Pesticide Hazardous to Children’s Health

Chlorpyrifos, a known neurotoxin, is used on apples, oranges, strawberries, corn, wheat, citrus and other foods children eat daily.

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Fluoridation on Trial: RFK, Jr.’s Conversation with Attorney Michael Connett

Don’t miss Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s enlightening conversation with fluoridation lawsuit attorney, Michael Connett, highlighting some of the more interesting twists and turns in the groundbreaking water fluoridation trial against the EPA

Judge Gives EPA One More Chance to Do Its Job and Halt Fluoridation of Drinking Water

Watch an enlightening conversation between legal luminaries Michael Connett and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. , which highlights some of the more interesting twists and turns in this groundbreaking water fluoridation trial against the EPA.

The Fluoridation Trial: Science 4, EPA 0

The fluoridation trial is going INCREDIBLY well. Our four main scientists, Phillippe Grandjean, Howard Hu, Bruce Lanphear and Kathleen Thiessen are knocking the ball out of the park. The score so far: Science 4, EPA 0.

Fluoridation’s Neurotoxicity

There is now no question that fluoride is neurotoxic, damaging the brain and central nervous system, as documented by hundreds of recent studies. It can not be declared safe.

What’s in Children’s Drinking Water? Far Too Often, Something Neurotoxic

A review of reports collected from close to 50,000 water companies and utilities nationwide found over 250 tap water contaminants and identified studies linking many of these chemicals to cancer; brain and nervous system damage; fetal toxicity; impaired fertility; and hormone disruption.

Healthy Lifestyles with Tom Lankering and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Host Tom Lankering talks with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of former president John F. Kennedy, about the current health crisis that is affecting the world stage.