There was a recently growing movement to completely remove sodium fluoride from the world’s water supply, since evidence was coming out against the additive from several sources.
The most prestigious and world’s oldest medical journal, The Lancet, published a report which has classified fluoride as a neurotoxin in the same category as arsenic, lead, and mercury.
Author Stefan Stmyle broke the news and disseminated by the Facebook page Occupy Food, which linked to the report published in March 2014 edition of The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3. A systematic review identified 5 different, but similar industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxins: lead, arsenic, toluene, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls.
Moreover, 6 additional developmental neurotoxins have also been identified: dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, fluoride, manganese, chlorpyrifos, tetrachloroethylene, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. A prevention strategy was proposed by the authors, saying that “untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must, therefore, be tested for developmental neurotoxicity.”
In their report, they were also claims that neurodevelopmental disabilities, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, are affecting millions of children around the world in what is called “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity.
“We propose the immediate formation of a new international clearinghouse, in order to coordinate these efforts and to accelerate the translation of science into prevention,”. Harvard University meta analysys, funded by the National Institutes of Health, in its 2013 findings concluded that children who live in areas with high fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those in areas without heavily fluoridated water.
Fluoride has its connection to various cancers, according to this kind of studies. It is different than naturally-occurring calcium fluoride, and commonly added to drinking water supplies that are used by dentists and dental products, used for dental health.
Fluoride in water supplies is banned throughout most of Europe and in several developed nations across the world. The fact is that, unfortunately, fluoride is added to the water supply across much of North America, but the practice is not too common. Apparently, the U.S. has the worst food and water worldwide.
Source: Healthy Food House