Fluoride Lowers Your IQ | A Debated Truth?

May 25, 2012 by  
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There is a great deal of controversy revolving around the addition of  fluoride in many communities’ drinking water. While some individuals claim that  fluoride is safe and even beneficial at low levels of ingestion, many others  point to research showcasing fluorides many’s dangers. Among the dangers being  voiced is the possible reduction in IQ upon fluoride consumption. Is it true  that fluoride lowers your IQ? The research shows that this may  indeed be one of many debated truths.

Fluoride Lowers Your IQ | A Debated  Truth?

One study previously published in Environmental Health  Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute of Environmental  Health Sciences, shows how fluoride exposure can lower children’s intelligence.  For the study, 512 children from two Chinese villages aged 8-13 were studied and  tested. Lead exposure and iodine deficiency were eliminated for possible reasons  for reduced IQ. Children who had brain disease or a head injury were excluded as  well.

What the researchers found was that about 28% of children in areas with low  fluoride received higher scores, compared to only 8% in the area with “high” fluoride levels. In addition, 15% of the children in the city with high fluoride  levels received scores indicating mental retardation, while 6% of children in  the low-fluoride city possessed the same indication.

“In this study we found a significant dose-response relation between fluoride  level in serum and children’s IQ…This is the 24th study that has found this  association, but this study is stronger than the rest because the authors have  controlled for key confounding variables and in addition to correlating lowered  IQ with levels of fluoride in the water, the authors found a correlation between  lowered IQ and fluoride levels in children’s blood. This brings us closer to a  cause and effect relationship between fluoride exposure and brain damage in  children. What is also striking is that the levels of the fluoride in the  community where the lowered IQs were recorded were lower than the EPA’s  so-called ‘safe’ drinking water standard for fluoride of 4 ppm and far too close  for comfort to the levels used in artificial fluoridation programs (0.7 – 1.2  ppm),” says Paul Connett, Ph.D. and director of the Fluoride Action  Network.

Interestingly, there are 23 other studies conducted around humans also  indicating that fluoride lowers your IQ and an additional 100+ animal studies  drawing similar conclusions. All of the studies collectively show how fluoride  negatively impacts brain function, and and yet many individuals continue to  attest to the substances safety.

The connection between fluoride and declining brain function undoubtedly  makes up only a portion of why communities are attempting to end water  fluoridation, mainstream news is acknowledging its negative effects, and even  a number of professional dentists are speaking out against  its use and distribution. Even ignoring the dangers of fluoride and how fluoride  lowers your IQ, fluoride  supplements have also been shown to have little benefit.

There are many reasons why someone would want to invest in a water filtration  system to treat  their water – the addition of fluoride in our water supplies is just one of  them.

Additional sources:

Environmental Health Perspectives Fluoride Action Network

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Legislators attempt to force fluoridation on New Jersey

February 21, 2012 by  
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) New Jersey is one of the few U.S. states where the vast majority of its residents are not forcefully medicated with fluoride chemicals via their water supplies. Only about 20 percent of New Jersey residents, in fact, are exposed to fluoride in water, which makes it the fourth least fluoridated state in the country. But state legislators in the Garden State are currently trying to change this by passing legislation that would mandate all public water supplies in the state to fluoridate their water.
Sponsored by Democratic State Senators Joseph F. Vitale (http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=175) and Loretta Weinberg (http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=260), NJ Senate Bill S-959, the New Jersey Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act, and its identical companion legislation, Assembly Bill 1811, would require “the fluoridation of all public community water systems in New Jersey.”
According to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), a health freedom advocacy group, the New Jersey legislature has been working towards enacting these new fluoridation laws without telling the public or seeking appropriate public input. And outcry from those who oppose the legislation — the NJ League of Municipalities, the NJ Sierra Club, the NJ Business and Industry Association, the citizens’ group No Fluoride New Jersey, and even a number of local water companies and utilities across the state have all objected — appears to be going unheard.
“Since fluoride’s benefits are topical, it makes no sense to swallow fluoride and makes even less sense to put fluoride into drinking water when fluoridated toothpaste is available to everyone,” said Paul Connett, PhD, executive director of FAN and co-author of the book The Case Against Fluoride. “Not only does this unfunded mandate completely strip away all local control of fluoridation, but requires local taxpayers to fund the estimated $5 billion start-up costs and the annual $1 billion cost to maintain the practice.”

Fluoride is a toxic waste byproduct known to damage the brain, vital organs

Besides failing to make an appropriate public announcement about the bills, legislators are also withholding the fact that the toxic fluoride chemicals being proposed for water supplies is not natural, and is actually a waste byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer and aluminum production industries. As a result, those who drink it are exposed not only to fluoride’s toxic effects, which include brain, thyroid, and other organ damage, but they are also exposed to arsenic, lead, radionuclides, and various other toxic chemicals that typically contaminate it.
More than 25 published papers have shown that fluoride chemicals reduce IQ levels in children, and many people across the U.S. today have dental fluorosis, a condition where teeth become mottled and brittle, as a result of overexposure to fluoride. It is also a drug that has never been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means its deliberate addition to public water is an illegal form of practicing medicine without a license or proper prescription.
There is also no way to properly dose consumption of fluoride when added to water, as individuals of all ages and sizes consume varying amounts of the toxic chemical. This means that individuals with compromised immune system or health problems, as well as babies, are at an extreme risk of fluoride poisoning just from routine exposure to fluoridated water in their everyday lives.
To contact the authors of these bills and express opposition, visit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=S959
Sources for this article include:
http://www.prnewswire.com
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=S959
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