On March 10 Investment Watch Blog shared a new Harvard study that has many parents reeling. While originally, it was reported that fluoride was a neurotoxin that decreased IQ by seven points or more, it is now discovered that because of it's harmful effects, it can actually increase the risk of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other developmental disabilities.
Numerous government reports claim that fluoride can cause brain injury and damage to the neurological system. The CDC advises against putting it in drinking water because it can't be monitored, and many countries world wide have banned the toxin all together.
Lancet published the Harvard study that included this excerpt:
"In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. 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. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity."
Fluoride is a very powerful chemical. It has many side effects that are consistent with autism and other developmental disabilities and health problems such as: decreased levels of melatonin, impairs immune system, lowers sex drive, infertility, can cause cancer, memory loss, lack of attention, causes kidney stones and failure, attacks the hypothalamus, promotes mental disturbances, and affects heart circulation.
There are many more side effects and ways that fluoride can be used, however, the list is long. Fluoride is in the drinking water in almost every major city in the United States. Consider voting it out and stop mass medication of a neurologically damaging toxin.