Over the past 75 years, health authorities have promoted community water fluoridation to reduce dental caries. Until recently, however, no studies had examined the safety of fluoride in vulnerable populations, like pregnant women and infants. This video describes the history of water fluoridation and new research that found fluoride is toxic to the developing brain.

Is Fluoride Safe?

For years, we were led to believe that fluoride is safe. (Dr. Harold Hodge video) Is fluoride really safe?Let’s look at what we’ve learned over the past century. In the 1930s, a dentist discovered that children who drank water with naturally high levels of fluoride had fluorosis – the staining or mottling of teeth.

…in the 1970s, soon after fluoride was added to toothpaste, cavities declined sharply in countries with water fluoridation. They also declined in countries without fluoridation.A new study showed that water fluoridation prevents about one cavity per child. Still, over 90% of Americans have tooth decay. Scientists began to find clues that fluoride was toxic to the developing brain.

Everybody agrees that fluoride is toxic at very high levels. What about lower levels? Studies of pregnant women and their children…found that fluoride led to IQ deficits in children. As fluoride levels increased in pregnant women from .1 ppm to 1 ppm, the IQ scores of their children dropped, by about 3 to 5 points.

Let’s look at the impact of reducing children’s IQ score by 5 points. A 5-point drop in IQ results in a 57% increase in the number of children that are challenged, from 6 million to 9.4 million.Children are often to exposed to many chemicals that impair brain development – like lead, air pollution, pesticides and fluoride. The impact of 3 or 4 toxic chemicals adds up and greatly increases the number of children who are challenged.

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  • For those who wish to learn more, there is a comprehensive database of studies and other information at https://fluoridealert.org

    If you are able to assist the effort in Green Bay, WI, visit https://greenbaywater.org

    Public Water Fluoridation Is Unethical, Unsafe, & Unnecessary:
    • It is intentionally a forced mass medication, violating an individual’s right to consent, and disregarding individual-appropriate dosage. “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.” — The Nuremberg Code.
    • It is now known to cause harm to vulnerable groups of people who are more at risk of fluoride’s toxic effects. Infants, elderly, kidney diseased, thyroid compromised, diabetics, nutrient deficient, those allergic, and minorities.
    • It is now thought to cause chronic harm to the general population by accumulating over years of exposure. Studies show toxicity on par with lead.
    • New studies continue to confirm unreasonable risk of harm. There is currently a federal lawsuit underway concerning the most recent scientific data showing neurotoxicity and lowered IQ.
    • Dosage is uncontrollable and people are overexposed. Fluorosis is a common sign of this.
    • Fluorosilicic acid is not an approved drug by the FDA and has not undergone safety testing.
    • The drug’s effectiveness is controversial and the delivery method unsubstantiated.
    • Many people and prominent authorities oppose fluoridation. This includes many scientists and the majority of the world’s governments.
    • There are reasonable alternatives.
    • Water is a vital necessity of life and should be maintained free of any unnecessary and controversial additives.