According to a research done by a team of experts from York University in Canada and published in JAMA Pediatrics, drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy reduced the child’s IQ.
The researchers estimated the mothers-to-be fluoride intake on the basis of the level of fluoride in their local supply of water and their consumption of tea and water.
The team concluded that a milligram per liter concentration of fluoride increase in the urines of the mothers was linked with a 4.5-point reduction in the IQ of boys, but not girls.
When they measured the fluoride exposure through their intake of fluid, they concluded lower IQ in both boys and girls. One milligram of increase per day was linked with a 3.7 point IQ deficit in both males and females.
Fluoride Continues Being Added to Water & other Products
In addition to being present in water, fluoride is also added in toothpastes and the American Academy of Pediatrics claims that it’s good for children as it’s a mineral that averts tooth decay.
And, according to a chairman of the Council on Environmental Health at the Academy of Pediatrics and a pediatrician, Aparna Bole, fluoridation has been immensely protective.
It lowers the occurrence of cavities by 1/4th, claims the CDC. What’s more, for the CDC, fluoridation is one of the 10 most important health achievements in the past century, along with vaccines and anti-smoking campaigns.
But, Studies Have Associated Fluoride with Low IQ & Brain Damage
Medical communities continue being resistant to connecting the dots when it comes to the increase in cognitive reduction in adults and behavioral problem in children.
Believe it or not, there have been more than 23 studies done with humans and 100 with animals and all of them have linked brain damage and fluoride. Here are some of the effects fluoride has on the brain:
- Fluoride accumulation in the pineal gland
- Hippocampus damage
- Lipid content reduction
- Higher uptake of aluminum
- Beta-amyloid plaque accumulation
Other Health Problems Associated with Flouride Exposure
- Thyroid illness
- Bone cancer
- Damaged sperm and infertility
- Higher absorption of lead
- Muscle disorders
- Disrupted collagen synthesis
- Bone fractures
- Genetic damage
- Cell death
- Increased rates of tumors and cancer
Fluoride also Pollutes Our Environment
According to a statement by Edward Groth III from 1975, a staff officer on the Environmental Studies Board, Commission on Natural Resources, when the environment is polluted with fluoride, a lot of different organisms are exposed to potential toxins and may cause stress on the ecological relationships among plants and animals.
He also noted that there was sufficient evidence supporting the claim that fluorides are pollutants with a major potential for ecological damage.