Fluoride is not essential for human growth and development, and it has been identified as one of 12 industrial chemicals known to cause developmental neurotoxicity in humans. Concerns have been raised about potential associations between fluoride and health risks such as cancer, bone fractures, musculoskeletal effects, reproductive and developmental effects, neurotoxicity and neurobehavioral effects, and effects on other organ systems.
In stark contrast to the Center for Disease Control’s claim that fluoridation is one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century, it is one of the most widely rejected health interventions in the world. Out of 196 nations, only 24 have any fluoridation, and only 10, like the U.S., for more […]
Fluoridation is the addition of an industrial compound to the public drinking water for the purpose of altering the consumer’s oral health. Municipalities that add fluoride to their water supplies do so based on a “one dose fits all” approach. This blanket approach fails to address the smaller size of infants and children and the larger proportions of water and other fluoridated beverages they drink.
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.
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.
While acknowledging that genetics likely play a role, few dispute that environmental factors such as lead and other heavy metals, fluoride, pesticides and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals have a lot to do with the consistent upward trend of ADHD diagnoses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Debate on fluoridation of drinking water reignited as new studies find fluoride is toxic to the developing brain.
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.