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Water Fluoridation: A Good Way To Lower IQ

 

Fluoride has been added to our public water supplies since the 1950s. It was added because the Powers-That-Be assured us that it would lower cavity rates and cause no harm. After 70 years of adding fluoride to our water supplies, I can now state, with certainty that fluoridated water does not significantly reduce cavity rates and it is associated with serious health problems.

 

When you compare fluoridated with non-fluoridated countries, there is virtually no difference in cavity rates.   Right now, the US is probably the most fluoridated country in the world. Most Western countries have looked at the science behind fluoridation and stopped using it. Nearly every other Western country has looked at the science behind water fluoridation and rightfully concluded that the harms of water fluoridation vastly outweigh the minimal purported benefits of less tooth decay. Israel was the last Western country to ban its use in tap water. In 2014, the Health Minister of Israel stated, “…fluoridation is an infringement on personal rights…”(1)

 

A 2020 study (just released) in Environmental International (2) looked at infants who ingested fluoridated tap water and measured their intelligence quotient (IQ). The scientists found an increase of 0.5 mg/L in water fluoridation (corresponding to the difference between fluoridated and non-fluoridated regions) corresponded to a 9.3 and 6.2 decrease in Performance IQ among the formula-fed and breast-fed children.   The authors concluded the study by stating, “Exposure to increasing levels of fluoride in tap water was associated with diminished non-verbal intellectual abilities; the effect was more pronounced among formula-fed children.” (Environmental International. 134 (2020):105315). Formula fed children will receive more fluoride as compared to breast fed children.

 

Fluoride, a known neurotoxin, should never have been added to our water supply as the science behind water fluoridation was suspect.

 

What can you do? Do not let infants and children ingest fluoridated water. Unfortunately, getting fluoride out of fluoridated water is not easy. Special filters, such as reverse osmosis filters, can accomplish this task. It is best to work with a water expert.

 

Let your elected city, state, and federal representatives know how you feel about this issue.   If we educate our elected officials, we can start mandating that fluoride be removed from our public water supplies.

 

Ensuring that you have adequate iodine can help prevent fluoride problems. Iodine is a competitive inhibitor of fluoride. Iodine is an essential element for the human body; we cannot live without it. Fluoride is a known neurotoxin and carcinogen. More information about fluoride can be found in my book, Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It.

~ Dr B


 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412019326145

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David Brownstein, M.D.

Comments ( 18 )

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    Stephanie

    Thank you for consistently spreading the message about the dangers of fluoride. It’s amazing how many educated people don’t know this and when you try to explain it, they don’t believe you stating that fluoride supplementation has been deemed safe for decades. They also “poo-poo” studies stating that the majority of scientists don’t believe fluoride to be a problem so I don’t bring it up. I have the 4th edition of your iodine book. Can you advise if any changes/updates were made to the chapters that aren’t new?

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        Stephanie

        Thank you. My local library has the 5th edition so I can compare the two. It’s currently checked out so I placed a hold. I’m very surprised since libraries tend to purchase books on medical topics supported by mainstream medicine. There are exceptions but 8 years ago I looked for the 4th edition of this book and no library within 50 miles had a copy so I purchased it. I’m glad to see things are changing.

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    Prsmith

    We are poisoning our babies and I believe that this is deliberate. This problem will never be resolved until a class action lawsuit is successful and very large awards are paid with the threat of lawsuits against every water provider in the nation.

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    Tim

    Fluoride, Glyphosate, Mercury.
    Diet, Injections and injunctions, the Fabians have their methods of creating deltas and epsilons, just look at the cdc rates of autism. Educate yourself, save your or grandchildren if it’s too late.

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    Bruce Dickson, N.D.

    I agree about the harm of fluoridation, but comparing formula fed babies to breast fed ones and stating that fluoride was responsible for the decrease in IQ is suspicious.

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      Dr. Dickson,
      It is suspicious. Suspicious that fluoride causes IQ decline. And, that has been verified in other studies.
      DrB

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      Prsmith

      Have you studied the issue, Bruce? Have your read the studies and the peer reviewed papers? Or do you trust the government and the money grubbing industry that is profiting from the poisoning of your babies?

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      Dutch

      It’s how you do science. Check into it sometime. You could not do a valid study without controlling for this factor. You need water to make formula. When the available water may or may not be fluoridated you need to control that viariable. Likewise both conditions then need to be compared separately to breast milk to control for the fact that the mother may or may not be drinking fluoridated water herself and may or may not be passing fluoride to the baby via breast milk. And from this 2×2 matrix you CAN draw a clear conclusion on the specific contribution of fluoride. This is how you properly do science. And I’m sure it seems foreign to you after watching years of global warming ‘science’ as-brought-to-you-by-TV. Or reading those amazing clinical trials that ‘proved’ that only 1% of people would get addicted to Oxycontin. But don’t come here and shoot the messenger because you’ve been duped so thoroughly that you don’t recognize real science, done honestly, when you see it.

      Look, to be fair, you (who has never run a clinical trial) are welcome to tell me (who has) what you believe are the specific structural flaws in this study. You may prove me wrong, but I can tell you from years of experience that anyone interested in actually getting honest, relevant data, at any of the places I’ve done trials, would have set this experiment up pretty much exactly the same.

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        Bruce Dickson, N.D.

        Thank you Dutch. My issue was with the quality of the study. And yes, Prsmith I have studied the issue. As I said, I agree about the toxicity of fluoride.

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    John carney

    Dr Dave ……I have read all your books …watched the Youtubes …….but I have suffered from this toxic MRI dye Gadolinium …..www.gadoliniumtoxicity.com you will read the horrors some patients have gone and go through daily …without end …..In my searching foe some help supplements I found Boron ….The Chinese used boron to remove Fluorosis …..There are many NIH webs but this one Nothing Boring about Boron by Lara Pizzorno ……This youtube by Dr Jorge Flechas Boron Youtube …..The Borax Conspiracy by Walter Last …..Dr Axe Boron …etc etc
    As a long time user now and my family using …We believe the matching Mineral to Boron is Iodine ….it is worth a look …..Merry Christmas …..

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    KSpencer

    Reverse Osmosis (RO) and other filtration systems provide a false sense of security. Not only are they less effective over the duration of their filter, personal RO systems do not address the fluoride load in purchased foods prepared with fluoridated water. Personally, i need to use no-low fluoride bottled spring water even to brush my teeth in order to avoid symptoms of fluoride poisoning.

    Fluoride is contraindicated for pregnant women and their fetuses, bottle-fed babies and young children, the elderly and many with chronic diseases, i.e. inflammatory, autoimmune, thyroid or kidney conditions.
    https://www.greenmedinfo.health/blog/open-letter-nutritionists-about-fluoride-deception

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      KS,
      You are correct. I see many water filtration systems fail after a time period. They need to be properly maintained.
      As for fluoride in food sources–I agree 100%. The US Government has failed us on this one. Failed miserably.
      DrB

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        Prsmith

        As the proof mounts, it seems to me that a class action lawsuit against the responsible parties is becoming viable?

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    Cindy

    When my first child was born in 1992, the pediatrician prescribed fluoride to be given to my child every day to prevent cavities. I didn’t question it at the time because I thought the dr knew best. Oh how I regret giving my child that fluoride.

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    Dean

    Australia still adding flouride to much of the country and recently in my area started the practice! Unbelievable

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