(Natural News) Fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and yet for some reason, this toxin continues to contaminate public water supplies around the country. Water fluoridation is a highly controversial practice upheld by local municipalities nationwide, but research continues to show that fluoride is far more dangerous than you might think.
Recently published research has found a link between prenatal exposure to fluoride and risk of ADHD. In fact, it appears that fluoride may be a key contributor to the rising rates of ADHD — and who knows what else.
Some 70 percent of the United States fluoridates its water, even though most developed countries abstain from such an abhorrent practice. Make no mistake, while authorities claim that water fluoridation is for the “greater good” of public health, it still amounts to mass medication of the public at the government’s behest. Essentially, municipalities that fluoridate their water are medicating the people dependent on public water supplies by force — rendering water fluoridation an ethical issue as well as a health issue.
Fluoride linked to ADHD
The study, “Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms in Children at 6-12 Years of Age in Mexico City,” was published by Environment International in October 2018. The team used data collected from 213 mother-child pairs. Pregnant women were selected between the years of 1994 and 2005, and the scientists have been following them and their children ever since.
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The team took urine samples from the women during pregnancy, and from their children once they were between 6 and 12 years of age. The children were also given a series of tests and questionnaires to measure inattention and hyperactivity, and were given an overall ADHD score. Even after adjusting for other factors, the harms of fluoride rang true.
Dr. Morteza Bashash, the study’s lead author and researcher at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, commented, “Our findings show that children with elevated prenatal exposure to fluoride were more likely to show symptoms of ADHD as reported by parents. Prenatal fluoride exposure was more strongly associated with inattentive behaviours and cognitive problems, but not with hyperactivity.”
Bashash stated further that the study’s findings were “consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the growing fetal nervous system may be negatively affected by higher levels of fluoride exposure.”
Water fluoridation is a sham
Despite the mountain of evidence indicating fluoride is harmful to human health, water fluoridation remains a common practice in the United States and elsewhere.
In Hawaii, Democratic Sen. Karl Rhoads is now pushing for legislation to mandate water fluoridation state-wide — even though scientific research clearly indicates fluoride consumption does not promote dental health and is harmful to children’s health.
Lawmakers have been using the ruse of “better dental health” as their primary motivator for fluoridating water for decades. But as Fluoride Action Network reports, water fluoridation is a severely flawed system that does nothing to actually improve dental health.
Fluoride may be useful in the prevention of cavities when applied topically to the teeth, but when consumed, it is actually quite dangerous. For one, fluoride can lead to dental fluorosis — changes in the tooth enamel caused by fluoride consumption. Some 40 percent of adolescents are affected by some degree of dental fluorosis according to the CDC. Skeletal fluorosis, wherein fluoride affects bone tissue, is another well-documented issue.
A growing body of research also ties fluoride consumption to thyroid issues, IQ deficits and other ill effects.
This research is so strong that many cities in Canada are now rethinking their water fluoridation policies.
And yet, while the rest of the world is waking up to the dangers of fluoride, U.S. politicians appear to be trying to expand water fluoridation.
Learn more about what’s in your water at WaterWars.news.
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