Fluoride is a trace mineral that, in sufficient quantity, is harmful to mental health. Consider these reasons to avoid fluoridated water and toothpaste.
1. Fluoride Is a Developmental Neurotoxin
A neurotoxin is a substance that’s poisonous or destructive to the tissues in the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.
A developmental neurotoxin is one that affects the brain during the most susceptible stages of life — before birth and during early childhood.
A recent study in The Lancet, one of the most prestigious and highly regarded medical journals, recommended that fluoride be classified as a developmental neurotoxin along with lead, mercury, arsenic, PCBs, and toluene. (4)
Study authors believe that there is a “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity” and fluoride is a contributor.
Developmental neurotoxins are linked to increases in autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, loss of IQ points, disruptive behavior, and other cognitive impairments.
2. The Ingestion of Fluoride Lowers IQ in Children
Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University did a joint analysis of 27 studies on the effects of fluoride and found a strong correlation between fluoride and adverse effects on brain development. (5)
Children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those living in low-fluoride areas.
This is not the only study that supports these findings.
To date, more than 50 human studies have linked fluoride to reduced IQ in both children and adults. (6)
3. Fluoride Facilitates the Entry of Aluminum Into the Brain
In the 1970s, autopsies revealed that Alzheimer’s patients had higher than normal concentrations of neurotoxic aluminum in their brains.
It’s now understood that fluoride may play a role in the aluminum-Alzheimer’s connection.
The blood-brain barrier is a semipermeable membrane designed to keep foreign substances — like fluoride and aluminum — out of the brain.
When aluminum comes into contact with fluoride, it hitches a ride into the brain as aluminum fluoride, bypassing the blood-brain barrier.
The presence of aluminum fluoride in the brain has been linked to Alzheimer’s. (7)
4. Fluoridated Drinking Water Doubles the Risk of Hypothyroidism
Fluoride, especially when added to drinking water,
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