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|16984-48-8||Fluorides (inorganic, used in drinking-water)||3||27, Sup 7||1987|
|86(R) SB 1030 – Introduced Version – Bill Text|
|86(R) HB 3552 – Introduced Version – Bill Text|
On Mar 21, 2019, at 6:46 AM, kim feil <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I was just somewhat confused at what we thought should be added on a bill in Austin since we (the state of Texas and the City of Arlington) currently have no bans or mandates to Fluoridate.My understanding is if we just allow the Mosaic contract to expire and along with public education to self-Fluoridate topically, that would be all that is needed to move forward? Or do we need a council/mayor action and public comment period to take place first?
November 15, 2018: http://fluoridealert.org/researchers/professionals-statement/signers09/
Professionals are asked to sign a new statement calling for the end of water fluoridation worldwide. This is a response to the new Mother-Offspring fluoride studies which, for the first time, identified the fetus as the most vulnerable to fluoride’s adverse neurotoxic (brain damaging) effects. Professionals can add their name to this statement by clicking the link below.
The following professionals have signed the Professionals’ Statement Calling for an End to Fluoridation. Due to the number, the U.S. signers have been divided by their state of residence.
— Original signers to the Statement do not have an asterisk preceding their name.
— See below for International and other U.S. signers.
– Professionals can add their name to this statement by clicking here.
* J. Albert Ackermann, PhD, PE, Schertz, TX
* Rachel Angell, RN, Terrell, TX
* Karen Asbury, MD, Plano, TX
* James Ash, DC, RD, Georgetown, TX
* Eliezer Ben-Joseph, ND, El Paso, TX
* Christine Bennett, RN, Austin, TX
* Charles Berce, Pharmacist, Houston, TX
* Daniel Bettiol, DC, College Station, TX
* Karen Birdy, DO, Fort Worth, TX
* Kathleen Bittner, RNC, Spring, TX
* Alvin Bloom, PhD, San Antonio, TX
* Natasha Bonner, DC, Allen, TX
* Jennifer Boudreaux, DVM, Temple, TX
* Dave Bryant, RN, Crowley, TX
* Matthew Buckley, DC, Austin, TX
* Rodney Burke, MS Health Care Administration, Denton, TX
* Lin Burress, RDA, Plano, TX
* Laura Burse, RN, San Antonio, TX
* Scott Buttyan, DDS, Carrollton, TX
* Marianne Calvanese, ND, Austin, TX
* Thomas Campbell, DC, BS, Beaumont, TX
Neil J. Carman, PhD, Clean air program director, Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter, Austin, TX
* Janet Carroll, RN, BS, LMT, Houston, TX
* Michael Chapman, DC, Lubbock, TX
* Nancy Clark, PhD (Chemistry), Bryan, TX
* Ann Morris Cockrell, Masters in Counseling and Psychology, Teacher for 34 1/2 years, Ingram, TX
Griffin Cole, DDS, Austin, TX
Stacy V. Cole, DDS, FAGD, FAACP, DAAPM, LMT, Forth Worth, TX
* Wes Combs, CRNA, Lufkin, TX
Susan E.K. Cook, PhD, Environmental Consultant specializing in water quality and toxicology, Aubrey, TX
* Melody Cooper, MPH, Austin, TX
* Donna Curry, RN, Bacliff, TX
* Tabitha Curry, RN, BSN, Buda, TX
* Brian Curtis, MD, USAF (RET), San Antonio / Boerne, TX
* Dolon Das, MD, Nephrologist, Sugar Land, TX
* Ty Davenport, DVM, Rockwall, TX
* Donald R. Davis, PhD, Austin, TX
* Eddie Davis, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine), San Antonio, TX
* Jessica DeAses, RN, Conroe, TX
* Gina de Miranda, MA (Communications), Hondo, TX
* Jenna Downs, DC, Odessa, TX
* Todd Elsner, DC, Mansfield, TX
* Lorenzo Erickson, DC, Lewisville, TX
* Edward Fujimoto, DrPH (Doctor of Public Health), MPH, Austin, TX
* Cheryl Gainer, RN, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife, Carrollton, TX
William P. Glaros, DDS, FAGD, Past President, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine; Houston, TX
* Konjit Girard, MS (working on PhD), Lake Dallas, TX
* Jacob Godwin, LAc, MAOM, Austin, TX
* Mo Green, Dental Hygienist (1973-1998), Houston, TX
* Karen Greesen, RN, BSN, MA (Social Gerontology), San Antonio, TX
* Randy J. Griffin, DC, Midlothian, TX
* Sylvia Gutierrez, DVM, Plano, TX
* George Hardy, MD, Houston, TX
* Mary Harpster, RN, Fort Worth, TX
* Jay Harrison, DC, Grapevine, TX
* Patrick Hart, ND, MPH, Allen, TX
* Leslie Hatcher, RN, BSN, Southlake, TX
* Al Hays, PhD, Kingsbury, TX
* Steve Heath, JD, Dallas, TX
* Bernadette Herrington, RN, El Paso, TX
* Trace Hilton, PE, Grand Prairie, TX
* Christine Hinze, DVM, Galveston, TX
* Michael Holloway, DC, CAN, San Antonio, TX
* Kendall Hoover, BSN, RN, Heartland, TX
* Nikki Houston, RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist), Dallas, TX
* Kimberly Huang, Pharm.D, Plano, TX
* Cheryl Hughes, RN, Baytown, TX
* Debra Hughes, RN, MS, San Antonio, TX
Michelle Hughes, RN, Houston, TX
* Michael R. Jackson, DDS, FIAOMT, Dr. of Integrative Medicine-Dentistry, Fort Worth, TX
* Nathan Jackson, BS (Exercise Science), Certified Personal Trainer, Health/Fitness Instructor, Dallas, TX
* Paula Jackson, RN, Ferris, TX
Antone G. Jacobson, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
* Simara James, BS (Engineering), Richmond, TX
* Jane Jarosz, RN, Waco, TX
* Lynn Jennings, MD, Wichita Falls, TX
Marilyn K. Jones, DDS, Houston, TX
* Barbara Kaiser, RN, BSN, Cedar Park, TX
Renee D. Kelly, RDH, Holistic Periodontal Therapist for 39 years, Houston, TX
* Douglas Kennedy, Ed.D., Richmond, TX
* William Kiel, Retired Director of Geoscience Research, Alamo Heights, TX
* Marianne Kozero, RDH, San Antonio, TX
* Carol Krause, RN (retired), Sulphur Springs, TX
* Jessica L. Lambert, JD, San Antonio, TX
* Melanie Lancaster, RN, Canyon, TX
* Robert Laroche, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine), San Antonio, TX
* Barbara Latham, RN, MSN, Pearland, TX
* Sita Lewi, LCSW – Medical Social Worker, Houston, Texas
* Meagan Lilly-Frank, DDS, San Antonio, TX
* Allison Low, OD, Katy, TX
* Tamara Loving, RN, Carrollton, TX
* Janelle Malik, RN, Houston, TX
* Jon Malveaux, PharmD, Dallas, TX
* Julia Martin, RDH, BS, McKinney, TX
* Melanie Martin, PA-C, Fort Worth, TX
* Laura Matchette, MS RD (Registered Dietitian), LD (Licensed Dietitian), San Antonio, TX
* Richard McCormick, DC, Austin, TX
* Dana McDonald, RD, CNSC, LD, Houston, TX
* Mary McKisson, RN, MSN, Caldwell, TX
* Jim McNabb, MD, Austin, TX
Marelyn Medina, MD, Urologist, The Family Urology Center, McAllen, TX
* Sandra Meeker, RN, MSN, Temple, TX
* Jesse Milonovich, BS, AS (Licensed Professional Engineer), Round Rock, TX
* Will Mitchell, LAc, Austin, TX
* Gary H. Moore, DC, San Antonio, TX
* Ken Mullins, DC, Austin, TX
* Rae Nadler-Olenick, BS, Journalist, Austin, TX
* Susan Nichols, MD, Houston, TX
* Jan Nix, DC, Denton, TX
* Susan O’Konski, Physical Therapist, MA Counseling, San Antonio, TX
* Krista Oppenhuizen, RDH, Austin, TX
* Robert L. Osmunson, EdD (Doctor of Education), Garland, TX
* Sonja Owens, RDH, Cresson, TX
* Randy Palha, RN, BSN, EMT, Austin, TX
* Donna Parker, BSN, Smiley, TX
* Forest Peltan, DC, Austin, TX
* Alice Peters, MSW, Houston, TX
* David Peters, OD (Doctor of Optometry), Lockhart, TX
* Sidney Phillips, RN, Borger, TX
* Mark Plaunty, RRT-NPS, Respiratory Care Advanced Practitioner, Neonatal Pediatric Specialist, Porter, TX
* Lawrence A. Plumlee, MD, toxicologist, Dallas, TX
James Presley, PhD, author of several books on health issues including a history of diabetes in the US. President, Friends United for a Safe Environment (FUSE, Inc.) a regional group incorporated in both Texas and Arkansas, Texarkana, TX
* Laura Pressley, PhD, Austin, TX
* Gary Rassner, DDS, Bastrop, TX
William J. Rea, MD, member, Board of Directors, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Dallas, TX
* Janice Riley, RN, Buda, TX
* Jo Ritter, RN, Conroe, TX
Perry O. Roehl, PhD(Geology), Distinguished Professor of Geology, Emeritus, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
* Frank Sainz, RN, Austin, TX
* Randy Schueller, PhD (Materials Science Engineering), Austin, TX
* Stefan Schuster, MS Geo Sci, MS CRP, Water resource planning professional with 20 years of experience, Austin, TX
* Hannah Singletary, RN, Houston, TX
* Terri Sloan, RN, Fort Worth, TX
Patricia Ann Smith-Willis, MD (Research), Environmental Health Center, Dallas, TX
* Roxanna Smock, LAc, Austin, TX
* Richard Speer, BArch (architect), Boerne, TX
* Jason Specht, DC, Abilene, TX
* Jeanette Springer, MEd, Dumas, TX
* June Staab, RN, Troup, TX
* Stephen Stage, RPh, BS, BA, North Richland Hills, TX
* Jennifer Steward, PharmD, Aledo, TX
* Stephen Stokes, MA, Dallas, TX
* Danielle Strama, DC, Austin, TX
* Juanee Surprise, RN, DC, NMD, DCBCN, Denton, TX
* Gilberto Sustache, MD, Sugar Land, TX
* Lara Sweeney, DC, San Antonio, TX
* Debra Swick, RN, MSN, Colleyville, TX
* Jerry Tennant, MD, Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine, Irving, TX
* Allen Thomas, DC, DABCO, Pharr, TX
* Robyn Thompson, MPH, MSW, San Antonio, TX
* Turley Thornton, BA (Zoology, Minor Chemistry), water operator (licensed), Lubbock, TX
* Ben Thurman, MD (alternative medicine), Fort Worth, TX
* Sharon Thurman, RN, Houston, TX
* Karen Tran, Pharm. D, Allen, TX
* Mary Traverse, DC, CAC (Certified Animal Chiropractor), Austin, TX
* Jennifer Trejo, ND, MBA, Grapevine, TX
* Patsy Underwood, RN, BS, Seabrook, TX
* Javier Valadez, MD, Dallas, TX
* Carol Vander Stoep, RDH, BSDH, Austin, TX
* Jennifer Vaughn, DC, Leander, TX
* William Waller, PhD, Argyle, TX
* Tatjana Walker, RD, San Antonio, TX
Carrie B. Waters, DVM, PhD, Director of Medical Resources, Waterskrauss, Dallas, TX
* Jennifer Welch, ND, Austin, TX
* Pam Wenzel, Founder ~ MySpaWater.com, Mckinney, TX
* Linda Westmacott, RN, Corpus Christi, TX
* Paul Wilke, DDS, AIAOMT, CAN, San Antonio, TX
* Karla Williams, RN, North Richland Hills, TX
* Rodney Wirrh, DC, Grand Prairie, TX
* Martha Witt, RN, Grapeland, TX
* Tucker Woods, DC, Hallsville , TX
* Donna Worbets, Dental Hygienist, Houston, TX
* Rey Ximenes, MD, Austin, TX
* Linda Yeatts, MD (family physician), Denton, TX
“Fluorine is the world’s 13th most abundant element and constitutes 0.08% of the Earth crust. It has the highest electronegativity of all elements. Fluoride is widely distributed in the environment, occurring in the air, soils, rocks, and water. Although fluoride is used industrially in a fluorine compound, the manufacture of ceramics, pesticides, aerosol propellants, refrigerants, glassware, and Teflon cookware, it is a generally unwanted byproduct of aluminium, fertilizer, and iron ore manufacture. ….. The authors conclude that available evidence suggests that fluoride has a potential to cause major adverse human health problems, while having only a modest dental caries prevention effect. As part of efforts to reduce hazardous fluoride ingestion, the practice of artificial water fluoridation should be reconsidered globally, while industrial safety measures need to be tightened in order to reduce unethical discharge of fluoride compounds into the environment. Public health approaches for global dental caries reduction that do not involve systemic ingestion of fluoride are urgently needed“.
Using the ctrl F function, further search in this publication…“There are 66 (stomach) enzymes which are affected by fluoride ingestion,”
“Due to high negativity of fluoride, it interacts actively with positively charged (BENEFICIAL) ions such as calcium and magnesium.” These opposing interactions could explain this next quote from a John Hopkins Medicine publication, ….https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/geriatric_medicine_gerontology/_downloads/readings/section7.pdf “The use of fluoride to treat osteoporosis is appealing because fluoride results in a large increase in spine bone density; however, the increase in BMD (bone mineral density) has not been found to be consistently associated with a decrease in vertebral fractures. In fact, in one study, the group receiving fluoride therapy was found to have a higher rate of appendicular fractures.”
If it is not the opposing interactions of Fluoride to Calcium and Magnesium doing bone harm, then this next ResearchGate publication explains the unfortunate interactions between Fluoride and Aluminum in bone disorders….
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/253654482_Interactions_between_fluorine_and_aluminum, “A distinct, well recognized and important role of fluorine in metabolic processes relates to the mineralization of hard tissues and prevention of caries. It has been confirmed that aluminum suppresses the uptake of fluoride and by modifying the metabolism of phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and fluorine favors the development of osteomalacia and osteodystrophia“.
Regarding the affinity that Fluoride has with dangerous-to-brain Aluminum,…
As a post baby boomer, I feel the effects of aging. If we are to take care of our parents, we ALL need our mental faculties as the population of elders outweigh the population of our youth.
Environmental Chemical Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of the Epidemiological Evidence
2/21/19 UPDATE Ope Records Request #
…On January 30 2019 at the evening city council meeting I spoke against a consent agenda item to renew the synthetic Fluoridation contract with Mosaic for HFSA. Mayor Williams responded that we were thinking of not adding it in the future. Please send any information on the future switch or future termination of fluoridating our drinking water thank you.
Texas water supply.
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/sodium_fluoride#section=FDA-RequirementsFDA Requirements 12.10.8 Sodium fluoride is an indirect food additive for use only as a component of adhesives. Limitation: For use only as bonding agent for aluminum foil, stabilizer, or preservative. Total fluoride for all sources not to exceed 1 percent by weight of the finished adhesive. 21 CFR 175.105; U.S. National Archives and Records Administration’s Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Available from, as of August 30, 2006: http://www.ecfr.gov
“FDA Regulatory Criteria for Fluoride”
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate additives to community
drinking water, because its regulatory reach concerns the safety and efficacy of food, drugs, or cosmetic-related products.”
- Is the liver and kidneys working harder to process the industrial grade verses the pharmaceutical grade?
- Doesn’t heavier atoms make unstable radioactive nuclei that can invade human cells in which DNA is stored?
The mutation cancer risk is maddening!
BUT then I found this alarming Environmental Science & Policy publication….
“We then compared the total cost to our society for the use of HFSA versus USP NaF as fluoridating agent. The U.S. could save $1 billion to more than $5 billion/year by using USP NaF in place of HFSA while simultaneously mitigating the pain and suffering of citizens…
I’ve already sent Jim Parajon who responded to my concerns with CDC rhetoric this, Fluoride: Potential Developmental Neurotoxicity
In closing, my best argument against ANY added fluoridation to the drinking water is from a Canadian source….http://origins.osu.edu/article/toxic-treatment-fluorides-transformation-industrial-waste-public-health-miracle/page/0/1“However, it is now clear that the benefits of fluoride are primarily topical. Thus fluoridated toothpaste, rather than drinking water, has in all likelihood been the greatest contributor to fighting cavities, along with improvements in diet and overall dental health.
In fact, communities that have stopped fluoridation have not experienced an increase in dental caries. Furthermore, dental health in regions which have never fluoridated their water is not significantly different from fluoridated regions. In Canada, for example, non-fluoridated British Columbians actually have fewer cavities than fluoridated Ontarians….In all likelihood, the only significant problem that would arise from an end to fluoridation is that the Florida phosphate industry would have to find a different way—no doubt one more expensive and less convenient—to dispose of its toxic waste”.
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/sodium_fluoride#section=Minimum-Potential-Fatal-Human-Dose on 7.7 they reference an infant death on overdose ….
Minimum/Potential Fatal Human Dose
“It was/ estimated the certainly lethal dose for a 70-kg adult to be in the range 5 to 10 g of sodium fluoride (32 to 64 mg of fluoride/kg) based on reports of fatal poisonings. Children may be more sensitive … /It was/ reported that a dose of only 8 mg of fluoride/kg was responsible for the death of a 27-mo-old child”.
Route of Elimination
Excreted rapidly, mainly in urine. About 90% of fluoride is filtered by the glomerulus and reabsorbed by the renal tubules.
In response to your comments regarding fluoride in the water, I wanted to share with you some information on the topic. Our Water Utilities Director will be providing a staff report that provides additional information but in the meantime, I wanted to provide a detailed fact sheet from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Campaign for Dental Heath from our city website that explains more about community water fluoridation and provides further resources. Below is also relevant information that the City has had posted on its website about fluoride that you might find helpful. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls community water fluoridation one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th Century for its proven effectiveness at reducing the occurrence and severity of tooth decay. Since 1945, when Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first community water system to fluoridate its water, thousands of communities have benefited from the practice of adjusting natural fluoride levels in their water supply to optimal levels recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service.
Arlington has been adding fluoride to its water since 1968. Fluoride levels in Arlington’s water are reported each year in its Consumer Confidence Report, which is available here: www.arlingtontx.gov/water/ccr.
Click on image to learn more about how fluoride works.
Below are some important facts for residents to know about water fluoridation.
- Public health researchers estimate that the spread of community water fluoridation can be credited with a 25 percent reduction in tooth decay, even as other forms of fluoride, such as mouthwash or toothpaste, intake increased. Those results translate into reductions in suffering from dental pain, school absences and poorer school performance, studies show.
- A 2014 study reported that 75 percent of people in the U.S. who were served by community water systems, more than 211 million people, had fluoridated water. That number is 66 percent of the entire U.S. population. In Texas, 2014 statistics show 79 percent of the 24.8 million residents who receive their water from community water systems were provided fluoridated water. Because of its value to public health, the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion included fluoridation in its Healthy People 2020 report, setting a goal of having 80 percent of people served by community water systems receiving fluoridated water by 2020.
- Community water system fluoridation also remains a cost-effective way to reach residents who need its benefits, regardless of age or socio-economic status. A study from the National Association of Local Boards of Health estimates the cost of fluoridation for large water systems such as Arlington to be about $1 per person annually. A CDC study also shows for every $1 spent on fluoridation, communities save at least $38 annually in tooth decay treatment.
- The list of prestigious institutions endorsing community water fluoridation is long. In addition to the CDC, it includes the U.S. Surgeons General, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization. Scientific research into water fluoridation has continued as its prevalence has increased through the years.
- The chemicals used in community water fluoridation must meet the National Sanitation Foundation (“NSF”)/American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) Standard 60. Standard 60 requires that no additive to water increase the level of regulated impurities by more than 10 percent of the maximum contaminant level set by the EPA. These national standards, which set health effects criteria for water treatment chemicals, are developed by scientists, industry experts and key industry stakeholders. USEPA sets drinking water standards, so any chemical addition to the water must not degrade the water so it does not meet the federal standards.
- For more information about community water fluoridation, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website at https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/index.html or the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Campaign for Dental Health website at https://ilikemyteeth.org/
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of Local Boards of Health, U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
No one has yet to contact me as promised after I spoke against the item on the consent agenda. You realize you can pull an item off? (I recall when Wolff was against the Truman 3H and yet voted for the Truman Cowboy Stadium padsite drillzone as a consent item).
I say let the Arlington TX families CHOOSE to add fluoride to consume and just continue using the fluoridated topical tooth paste! Our 2016 Arlington Water Report showed our fluoride ave at .57 ppm which is 1/8 of the MCL. Technically zero is the desired threshold. We do take offense to the City buying that which would normally be hazardous waste disposal from the fertilizer industry. I’m all for reuse, repurpose, yada yada for sustainability, but we already have the Halogens and the TTHMs Total Trhihalomethane disinfectant by-products that are carcinogens that we DON’T have control over in the risk/benefit game of municipal water treatment.By the way, our TTHMs almost tripled since fracking…coincidence? LESS is BEST in an Urban Drilling town… lets stop adding the fertilizer waste ACID (trace radioactive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1) fluoridation to our water how bout?
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“HFSA is highly corrosive and eats through stainless steel as well as glass containment. It is also known to accelerate corrosion of metallic as well as cement lined water distribution pipes, even when diluted. This highly corrosive nature of HFSA, even at concentrations in Ontario’s drinking water, is seen to leach out lead content from lead pipes, leaded solder, and leaded brass fittings, all contained within many water distribution and supply systems, thereby adding more lead content to the water we drink and use daily, beyond the trace levels of lead found within the HFSA itself. Maas et. al. 2007 published research in the Journal of NeuroToxicology indicating that over the first test week with chlorine flushing alone, lead concentrations nearly doubled (from 100 ppb to nearly 200 ppb), and when (hydro)fluorosilicic acid was added to the water, lead concentrations spiked by a factor of nine. Coplan et. al. 2007 published research in the Journal of NeuroToxicology to confirm and explain elevated blood lead levels and other disorders in children exposed to water disinfection and fluoridation chemicals. This research identified that living in communities with silicofluoride treated (HFSA treated) water is associated with neurotoxic effects. Silicofluoride, lead, and mercury are all scientifically recognized neurotoxins, which build up in our bodies over a lifetime of exposure and consumption”.
–not verified—- on FACEBOOK Christian Paul wrote“Say no to fluoride in our water.
Excess fluoride was discovered to lead to:
Skeletal fluorosis – a health problem caused by excess accumulation of fluoride in bone, characterized by pain and tenderness of major joints as well as brittle bones and increased risk of bone fractures.
Dental fluorosis – tooth discoloration and pitting
Thyroid dysfunction – fluoride competitively binds to iodine and slows the production of thyroid hormones (Peckham and Awofeso, 2014). This can lead to hypothyroidism, a disorder in which the body produces too little thyroid hormone, which can lead to a multitude of symptoms, including weight gain, depression, fatigue, and cognitive problems.
There is also evidence that supports that chronic fluoride exposure is a possible cause of uterine and bladder cancer (Peckham and Awofeso, 2014).
THERE IS UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT FLUORIDE TOXICITY CAN HARM THE BRAIN. FLUORIDE TOXICITY HAS BEEN RELATED TO:
1. DECREASED IQ AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN CHILDREN
-A multitude of studies have been published on the harm that it can create within the developing brain of children. In 2012, Harvard published a meta-analysis of 27 different fluoride studies, and found that fluoride exposure was associated with reduced IQ in children.
-Moreover, in 26 of these studies, there was a relationship between high levels of fluoride and reduced IQ.
-A review published in the Lancet concluded that fluoride is a neurotoxin that damages the developing brain, thus increasing the risk of autism, developmental delay, ADHD, and learning disabilities.
2. POOR SLEEP BY DAMAGING THE PINEAL GLAND
Fluoride can cross the blood brain barrier (the special protective layer between the blood vessels and the brain) and deposits itself in brain tissue. When fluoride binds to aluminum, another common molecule ingested regularly, it becomes even more permeable to the blood brain barrier and thus can damage neurons more easily.
-The pineal gland secretes a hormone called melatonin, which is important for regulating our sleep patterns. Melatonin is also a potent antioxidant and neuroprotector. Calcification of the pineal gland leads to impaired melatonin secretion. Reduced melatonin can lead to insomnia. Reduced melatonin levels are also observed in various diseases, such as dementia, mood disorders, severe pain, cancer, and diabetes type 2 (Hardeland, 2012).
3. POOR MEMORY AND LEARNING BY DAMAGING THE HIPPOCAMPUS
-Fluoride can induce neuron damage and increase inflammation in rat brains, especially within the hippocampus. The hippocampus is a region in the brain that allows us to learn and form new memories”.