Imagine swimming in a swimming pool WITHOUT FLUORIDE, at the same time, basking under the heat of the sun in our prolonged summer?
And that is the scenario which we might see ourselves facing in the not so very near future. Why?
Because fluoride has been classified as a neurotoxin already in one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals. That famous journal is the Lancet, wherein according to a report by Stefan Smyle, fluoride was classified as a neurotoxin 100% in the Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3 of March 2014.
The authors of the March 2014 report stated that fluoride was considered as a neurotoxin, which means it is in the same category as mercury, arsenic, and lead. The study’s authors recorded that many children are coming down with neurodevelopmental disabilities caused by neurotoxins. The study’s authors revealed that aside from being in our water supplies for so long, especially in the U.S., fluoride is also seen in heavily processed brands of tea that may have been grown in overly polluted areas.
The Lancet report also quoted an earlier study conducted in 2006 when a list of neurotoxins to the body were identified. These neurotoxins which proliferate as industrial chemicals were methyl mercury, polychlorinated biphenals, arsenic, among others. Since 2006, other chemicals added to this list were fluoride, manganese, chlorpyrifos, etc.
The Bad News Is . . .
You must have heard of the recent Harvard Studies that we had reported some time ago: http://treatingcancer.org/harvard-study-confirms-fluoride-reduces-childrens-iq/ . That study reviewed not less than 27 researches on the effects of fluoride on a person’s health. That study concluded that children living in areas who were exposed to high concentrations of fluoride tend to have lower IQ than those children who lived in areas less polluted or exposed to fluoride.
The latest update of the Harvard studies as of September 2017 is far from encouraging. A total of 59 studies have tracked the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence, and over 40 studies have investigated the relationship of fluoride and learning/memory in animals.
Of these investigations, 52 of the 59 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ, while 45 animal studies discovered that fluoride exposure harms the learning and/or memory capacity of animals. The human studies, which are based on IQ examinations of over 12,000 children, provide convincing evidence that fluoride exposure during the early years of life can damage a child’s developing brain.
Upon reviewing 27 of the human IQ studies, the team of Harvard scientists concluded that fluoride’s devastating effect on the still young and developing brains of children should be a “high research priority”. Personally, I think that by this time, we should be considering pulling out fluoride from our drinking water.
But fluoride is so ubiquitous. Not only is it readily available in our drinking water – it is in our public and private swimming pools and in our groundwater.
What Fluoride does to your brain?
Here are some reports on what fluoride does to your brain:
- Damage to your hippocampus
- Reduction in lipid content
- Impaired antioxidant defense systems
- Formation of beta-amyloid plaques (the classic brain abnormality in Alzheimer’s disease)
- Increased absorption of aluminum
- Exacerbation of lesions brought about by iodine deficiency
- Damage to Purkinje cells (a nerve cell of a large, branched type found in the cortex of the cerebellum)
- Accumulation of fluoride in your pineal gland
There are also studies that link fluoride with bone cancer, lung and bladder cancer.
So, do you think fluoride should have been banned from our water supplies? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments section below.