Public health officials never considered brain effects before implementing fluoridation of water supplies in the U.S. in 1945, and in Tasmania in 1953. This controversial policy was implemented under the pretext that fluoridation reduced tooth decay in children.
Accumulating brain research suggests that adding fluoride chemicals en masse to public water supplies may be having a similarly disastrous effect on children’s brains as did tetraethyl lead in leaded petrol.
In the early 1990s, U.S. toxicologist Dr. Phyllis Mullenix predicted that fluoride could cause “IQ deficits and/or learning disabilities in humans”.
Subsequent human research confirms that fluoride can damage the foetal brain, adversely affect newborn babies’ behaviour, damage the central nervous system of fluoride-exposed workers, and affect performance on neurological assessment tests.
And the studies keep coming. Forty one out of 48 human studies show fluoride reduces IQ and over 100 animal studies show fluoride can directly damage the brain by impairing memory and/or learning.
Early in 2014, a review paper in the The Lancet classified fluoride as one of the few chemicals known to damage the developing brain in humans.
Why, then, for the past five decades, have our governments continued to ‘see no evil and hear no evil’ ?
A March 30, 1983 letter from the “Office of Water”, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, provides some insight. It states, “By recovering by-product fluorosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized, and water utilities have a low-cost fluoride available to them.”
Dr. John Lusk (Citizens Against Fluoridation Inc.)
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