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Report Linking Fluoride to Lower IQ in Children Made Public After CDC, HHS Tried to Block It

The National Toxicology Program on Wednesday released a draft report linking prenatal and childhood fluoride exposure to reduced IQ in children, after public health officials tried for almost a year to block its publication.

Fluoride Added to Drinking Water Contributes to Rising Rates of ADHD, Lower IQs in Kids

Fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin that affects short-term and working memory and contributes to rising rates of attention-deficit hyperactive disorder and lower IQs in children, yet many U.S. water systems still add it to drinking water.

A Top HHS Official Blocked Release of Long-Delayed Fluoride Toxicity Review, Internal Emails Reveal

Newly released emails reveal that leadership within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health acted to prevent the release of long-delayed review of fluoride’s toxicity by the National Toxicology Program.

CDC Plan Would Expose 19 Million More Americans to Harmful Levels of Fluoride

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a new strategy and helped develop a new technology to fluoridate an additional 19+ million Americans, which will also eventually expand to Canadians, Australians and likely others.

Dentist’s Fluoride Experiment on Infants Violates NIH Informed Consent Guidelines, Advocacy Group Says

A North Carolina dentist’s experiment, which involves giving bottled water with fluoride to infants starting at age 3-6 months and continuing to age 4 years, violates the National Institutes of Health (NIH) informed consent guidelines by failing to tell parents that studies show fluoride exposure can result in a lower IQ.

CDC Warns Against Too Much Fluoride in Kids’ Toothpaste, Ignores Harms From Fluoridated Water

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns against children using too much toothpaste, but fluoridated water is an even more significant source of harmful fluoride exposure, experts say.

Scientist Asks: Why Are We Still Letting Fluoride Harm Kids?

In the latest episode of “Against the Wind” on CHD.TV, Dr. Paul Thomas interviews a scientist about studies showing the neurotoxic effects of fluoride on brain development and IQ, and a naturopathic doctor on how to manage COVID conversation overload.

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.”

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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 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. 

Another Vaccine for Pregnant Moms? + New CDC Study Provokes Backlash: ‘This Week’ With Mary + Polly

In “This Week” with Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president, and Polly Tommey, CHD.TV programming manager, Mary and Polly discuss the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines and other issues.

Anti-Vaccine Activism Deadlier Than Terrorism? + More School Mask Mandates: ‘This Week’ With Mary + Polly

In “This Week” with Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president, and Polly Tommey, CHD.TV programming manager, Mary and Polly discuss the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines and other issues.

3 Reasons Food Is Getting More Toxic

Processed foods are the worst, but even plant and animal foods can be contaminated by phosphate fertilizers, glyphosate herbicides and biosolids (human waste used as fertilizer).

‘An Assault on Children’s Brains’: Toxic Chemicals to Blame for Decline in Kids’ IQs

Every baby born in America is contaminated with industrial chemicals and many of those chemicals — especially endocrine disruptors — affect brain development.

Monkeypox Outbreak Bigger Than CDC Says: ‘This Week’ With Mary + Polly

On “This Week” with Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” Mary and Polly discussed the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines and other issues.

For Kids With ADHD, Medication Alone Doesn’t Improve Classroom Learning

According to a new study, medication helped children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder complete more schoolwork and improve their classroom behavior, but didn’t lead to higher grades on tests, which heavily determine overall class grades.

‘This Week’ With Mary + Polly: Monkeypox: The Next Pandemic?

In “This Week” with Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” Mary and Polly discussed the latest news on COVID vaccines and other issues.

73% of Americans Drink Fluoridated Water, But Debate About Safety Rages On

Some studies have demonstrated a reduction in dental cavities after water fluoridation programs, but many others have found that over exposure to fluoride leads to a reduction in IQ and bone demineralization and fracture. It also is an endocrine disruptor.

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.