How could anyone support adding a substance that is both a carcinogen and neurotoxin to our water supply? Yet, for over 50 years, across the US, we have been doing just that. Fluoride added to our water supply is a perfect illustration of terrible public policy and exemplifies what is wrong with our Government.
Fluoride, being a neurotoxin and a carcinogen, is toxic to nerve cells and has been shown to cause cancer.
A new Canadian study[i] found that, when compared to women in non-fluoridated areas, maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy resulted in a significantly lowered IQ in their children.
Folks, this study is not new. In fact, over 50 previous studies have shown a similar problem—lowered IQ– with fluoride exposure.[ii]
Adding fluoride to our water supply is an example of medicating the population without consent. That is wrong. Adding a substance to our water supply that is both a neurotoxin and carcinogen is just dumb.
We know that lead exposure causes problems with lowered IQ and neurotoxicity. So, lead was removed from paint, gasoline and leaded pipes. When leaded pipes are found to contaminate water, a public health emergency is issued and steps are taken to remove it from our water supply. Lead exposure lowers IQ on par with fluoride exposure.
We were all taught that fluoride prevents cavities. That is FAKE NEWS! Studies of countries who fluoridate their water supply compared to those that do not show no difference in cavity rates. And, fluoride toxicity is occurring right before us. Just look in a youngster’s mouth; there is a 50% chance that US children will have dental fluorosis which is seen as stains on the teeth. Dentists will claim it is just cosmetic. That is incorrect. It is sign of too much fluoride.
Fluoride exposure causes problems with iodine as fluoride is in the same halide family as iodine. Fluoride causes the body to competitively inhibit iodine and causes the body to release iodine. We are currently suffering from an iodine deficiency crisis as iodine levels have continually fallen in the US for over 50 years. Iodine deficiency is associated with cancer of the breast, prostate, ovary, uterus and thyroid. These are all cancers that are increasing at epidemic rates at the same time iodine levels are falling.
What can you do? First, put a filter on your kitchen sink that removes fluoride. Next, elect Congressmen and women who have a functioning brain (a difficult task) and will work for us. They should demand that fluoride be removed from our water supply. Finally, I suggest having your iodine levels checked an supplementing with iodine when low. At my office, over 7,000 have been checked for iodine and nearly 97% are low, most severely low.
More information about fluoride and iodine can be found in my book, Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It.