meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
has concluded that water fluoridation significantly lowers IQ
scores in children, and may be a neurotoxicant that affects brain
23 human studies and 100 animal studies have linked fluoride to
has immunosuppressive effects at low dosages, which can raise
your risk of chronic disease, including cancer. Long-lost research
linking fluoride to cancer has resurfaced in a Dutch film clip
featuring Dr. Dean Burk, co-founder of the US National Cancer
Institute and head of its cytochemistry department for over 30
years. In a taped interview, he equates water fluoridation to
published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live
in areas with highly fluoridated water have "significantly lower"
IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.
In a 32-page
report that can be downloaded free of charge from Environmental
the researchers said:
report from the U.S. National Research Council (NRC 20062)
concluded that adverse effects of high fluoride concentrations in
drinking water may be of concern and that additional research is
warranted. Fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in laboratory animals,
including effects on learning and memory…
the available literature, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis
of published studies on increased fluoride exposure in drinking
water and neurodevelopmental delays. We specifically targeted studies
carried out in rural China that have not been widely disseminated,
thus complementing the studies that have been included in previous
reviews and risk assessment reports...
from our meta-analyses of 27 studies published over 22 years suggest
an inverse association between high fluoride exposure and children's
intelligence... The results suggest that fluoride may be a developmental
neurotoxicant that affects brain development at exposures much below
those that can cause toxicity in adults...
concentrations associated with high intakes from drinking-water
may exceed 1 mg/L, or 50 Smol/L, thus more than 1000-times the levels
of some other neurotoxicants that cause neurodevelopmental damage.
Supporting the plausibility of our findings, rats exposed to 1 ppm
(50 Smol/L) of water-fluoride for one year showed morphological
alterations in the brain and increased levels of aluminum in brain
tissue compared with controls...
conclusion, our results support the possibility of adverse effects
of fluoride exposures on children's neurodevelopment.
research should formally evaluate dose-response relations based
on individual-level measures of exposure over time, including more
precise prenatal exposure assessment and more extensive standardized
measures of neurobehavioral performance, in addition to improving
assessment and control of potential confounders."
Repeatedly Linked Fluoride to Reduced IQ and Brain Damage
There are so
many scientific studies showing the direct, toxic effects of fluoride
on your body, it's truly remarkable that it's NOT considered a scientific
consensus by now. Despite the evidence against it, fluoride is still
added to 70 percent of U.S. public drinking water supplies.
It amazes me
that the medical (and dental) communities are so stubbornly resistant
to connect the dots when it comes to the skyrocketing increase of
cognitive decline in adults, and behavioral issues in children (ADD,
ADHD, depression and learning disabilities of all kinds). In fact,
there have been over 23 human studies and 100 animal studies linking
fluoride to brain damage3.
Fluoride can also increase manganese
absorption, compounding problems since manganese in drinking water
has also been linked to lower IQ in children.
of fluoride on your brain include:
in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
to your hippocampus
of beta-amyloid plaques (the classic brain abnormality in Alzheimer's
in lipid content
to purkinje cells
of lesions induced by iodine deficiency
antioxidant defense systems
uptake of aluminum
of fluoride in your pineal gland
You Need to Know About Water Fluoridation
have Been Known for Half a Century...
What is perhaps
most surprising is that the harmful effects of fluoride have been
known by conventional medical organizations for over half a century.
For example, the Journal of the American Medical Association
(JAMA) stated in their September 18, 1943 issue that fluorides
are general protoplasmic poisons that change the permeability of
the cell membrane by certain enzymes. And, an editorial published
in the Journal of the American Dental Association, October 1, 1944,
water containing as little as 1.2 ppm fluoride will cause developmental
disturbances. We cannot run the risk of producing such serious systemic
disturbances. The potentialities for harm outweigh those for good."
Part of the
problem is that it's an accumulative toxin that, over time,
can lead to significant health problems that are not immediately
linked to fluoride over-exposure. In a 2005 paper entitled "Fluoride
A Modern Toxic Waste," Lita Lee, Ph.D. writes4:
book, "Fluoride, The Aging Factor," documents the cumulative effect
of tissue damage by fluoride, commonly seen as aging (collagen damage),
skin rashes and acne, gastrointestinal disorders, and many other
conditions, including osteoporosis. The U.S. Center for Disease
Control and the Safe Water Foundation reported that 30,000 to 50,000
excess deaths occur in the United States each year in areas in which
the water contains only one ppm fluoride.
suppresses the immune system: Fluoride inhibits the movement of
white blood cells by 70%, thereby decreasing their ability to reach
their target. Yiamouyiannis cites 15 references in his pamphlet,
Lifesavers Guide to Fluoridation, that document immunosuppressive
effects of as little as 10% of the amount of fluoride used in fluoridated
water... Immunosuppressive effects run the gamut, from a cold that
won't go away to increased risk of cancer and other infectious diseases."
shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health
synthesis of collagen
62 enzymes and inhibits more than 100
formation of antibodies
damage and cell death
tumor and cancer rate
sperm and increased infertility
Science: Fluoride Link to Cancer
linking fluoride to cancer has resurfaced in a Dutch film clip featuring
Dr. Dean Burk, who in 1937 co-founded the US National Cancer Institute
(NCI) and headed its cytochemistry department for over 30 years.
In the taped interview, he equates water fluoridation to "public
murder," referring to a study that had been done on the 10 largest
U.S. cities with fluoridation compared to the 10 largest without
The study clearly
demonstrated that deaths from cancer abruptly rose in as little
as a year or two after fluoridation began. This and other studies
linking fluoride to cancer were government-ordered but were quickly
buried once fluoride was found to be linked to dramatic increases
Join the Fight
to Get Fluoride Out of Drinking Water
doubt about it: Fluoride should not be ingested. At least when it
comes to topical application, you have a choice. You can easily
buy fluoride-free toothpaste and mouthwash. But you're stuck with
whatever your community puts in the water, and it's very difficult
to filter out of your water once it's added. Many do not have the
resources or the knowledge to do so.
The only real
solution is to stop the archaic practice of water fluoridation in
the first place. Fortunately, the Fluoride Action Network5
has a game plan to END water fluoridation in both Canada and the
I urge you
to join the anti-fluoride movement in Canada and United States by
contacting the representative for your area below.
Information for Canadian Communities:
If you live
in Ontario, Canada, please join the ongoing effort
by contacting Diane Sprules at [email protected].
for Toronto, Canada is Aliss Terpstra. You may
email her at [email protected].
Information for American Communities:
going to address three US communities: Portland, Wichita, and Phoenix:
Oregon: Even though residents have voted down fluoridation
three separate times, the pro-fluoride lobbying is now working
to influence city councilors to ignore the public and pass fluoridation
without another vote. If you live in the Portland area,
please contact FAN's Oregon point person, Kimberly Kaminski.
You can email her at [email protected].
Portland residents will be battling a very well financed campaign
by the ADA, Delta Dental and the PEW Charitable Trust. Please
consider making a donation to Oregon Citizens for Safe Drinking
Kansas: The pro-fluoride lobby has also targeted Wichita
for forced fluoridation. If you live in Kansas and would
like to help protect the safety of the citiy's drinking water,
please contact Fluoride Free Kansas at fluoridefreekansas.org/contact-us
Arizona The city council is reassessing
their fluoridation program. The issue was raised by
Councilman Tom Simplot and local fluoride-free campaigners. The
city currently spends more than $500,000 annually on fluoridation,
and currently joins only 9 other Arizona communities in fluoridating
their water. The city council is expected to study the issue
and meet on September 11, when it will hold further hearings and
decide the fate of the practice. If you live in the Phoenix
area and would like to get involved, please contact FAN's Phoenix