Twelve months after Windsor city council removed fluoride from our water systems, fluoride has been newly classified as a developmental neurotoxin by medical experts.
The March 2014 journal, Lancet Neurology, compared fluoride to lead, arsenic, methyl mercury and other chemical toxins. The study authors are Dr. Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, N.Y.
The authors wrote, “A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations.”
The majority of these 27 studies had water fluoride levels which the U.S. EPA currently allows in the U.S. — less than four milligrams per litre.
Developmental neurotoxins cause widespread brain disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and other cognitive impairments. The harm is often untreatable and permanent.
Why would the CDC go against the tide of evidence to promote higher fluoride intake?
Sadly, it seems, health agencies in fluoridated countries seem to be more intent on protecting their fluoridation programs than protecting our children’s brains.