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Pseudoscience: The Use of Flouride in the Water Supply

The evidence continues to accumulate that flouride increases diabetes and ADHD and decreases IQ significantly when used at levels seen in the water supply. We have known this for 20 years, but progress against the flouride lobby has been slow, similar to the multi-decade battle against the tobacco industry where physicians were appearing in smoking ads saying smoking was good for you and lobbyists were arguing that there was insufficient scientific data to prove smoking was harmful, despite the fact that the tobacco companies had suppressed their own scientific studies showing smoking caused lung cancer. Futhermore, most of the flouride in water is industrial waste imported from China and is not food grade flouride, nor it is an approved medication by the FDA. If laws were strictly enforced it would be illegal to put industrial toxic waste in water and flouride in water is illegal in most western countries, the U.S. and Ireland being glaring exceptions.

Dr. Wright provides a summary of recent research on flouride in the January 2017 edition of Green Medicine.

“Community water fluoridation predicts increase in age-adjusted incidence and prevalence of diabetes in 22 states from 2005 and 2010.” That’s a very large amount of data, and rather difficult to contradict; so far no one has tried. At present, the strategy of public health “authorities” is to ignore these three reports (and many others about the adverse effects of water fluoridation), and very likely do what they can to make sure there’s little to no publicity.

Parents reported higher rates of medically diagnosed ADHD in their children in states in which a greater proportion of people receive fluoridated water from public water supplies.

The IQ-point loss caused by fluoride in the water was reported by a group of researchers from—no kidding—the Harvard School of Public Health, the School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai (New York), and the University of Southern Denmark. They reported that high fluoride exposure was associated with a 0.45 reduction in the standardized mean difference (SMD) in intelligence. Some fluoridation proponents have mistakenly interpreted this to mean that a half-point reduction in SMD equates to a half-point reduction in IQ. This, however, is NOT the case. As the research team confirmed, a reduction of 0.45 SMD is “approximately equivalent to seven IQ points for commonly used IQ scores.”

The ADHD researchers summarized their findings in just one sentence: “Parents reported higher rates of medically diagnosed ADHD in their children in states in which a greater proportion of people receive fluoridated water from public water supplies.”

The National Academies Press published a comprehensive reviews of Flouride in Drinking Water in 2006 and recommended lowering flouride exposure to reduce flourosis, particularly in children, and more studies on the impact of flouride on IQ and other health problems. There is enough scientific data available now to make a decision to stop drinking flouride.

The best way to deal with this is to avoid all substances containing flouride and to install a whole house filtration system that eliminates flouride from your showers and drinking water. This will also eliminate many other toxic substances regularly found in public drinking water. Even then frequencies available to subscribers need to be run regularly to eliminate flouride due to exposure to flouride in our contaminated food and beverage supply.

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