(Natural News) There are 7.7 billion people on this planet (as at March 2019). Only about 5 percent of them drink fluoridated water. Why? Because their governments recognize that fluoride in large amounts becomes a toxic chemical that is not fit for human consumption.
The 328,000,000 citizens of the United States drink more fluoridated water than all other countries combined. Why? Because the U.S. government continues to doggedly insist that it is safe and improves dental health.
But what do the facts say? As reported by Waking Times, dozens of peer-reviewed studies published in prestigious journals like The Lancet, have confirmed that fluoride is in fact toxic – especially to the developing brains of children. These chemicals are derived from unprocessed toxic waste which is not purified in any way before being pumped into the water supply. How could it possibly be anything but harmful?
The history of water fluoridation in the United States
So, what prompted the government to start adding something so obviously harmful to our precious water supply?
Waking Times, quoting from an article by The Children’s Health Defense Team, explains a little about the history of this practice:
During World War II, fluoride (a compound formed from the chemical element fluorine) came into large-scale production and use as part of the Manhattan Project. According to declassified government documents summarized by Project Censored, Manhattan Project scientists discovered early on that fluoride was a “leading health hazard to bomb program workers and surrounding communities.” In order to stave off lawsuits, government scientists “embarked on a campaign to calm the social panic about fluoride…by promoting its usefulness in preventing tooth decay.”
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To back up its decision, the government embarked on a series of flawed and poorly designed “scientific” studies, which an expert later lambasted as “especially rich in fallacies, improper design, invalid use of statistical methods, omissions of contrary data, and just plain muddleheadedness and hebetude.”
They then used these sham studies to enforce a national policy of water fluoridation.
Studies confirm fluoride lowers IQ and harms children in other ways
Interestingly, even government-backed studies have confirmed the dangers of fluoride in drinking water. For example, a study published in 2017, which was largely funded by the government’s National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, uncovered a “strong relationship” between fluoride exposure in the womb and reduced cognitive function.
In addition, Natural News previously reported:
More than 50 peer-reviewed studies have linked the consumption of fluoridated water to lower IQ in children. A joint metanalysis by Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University, which examined 27 studies on the subject, found “strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children.”
Fluoridation has also been linked to countless other devastating health effects in children, including premature birth, impaired neurological development, autism and preeclampsia. A recent study also confirmed a significant link between fluoridation and ADHD.
Death rates up to 26 percent higher in the most fluoridated states
And it gets worse. As reported by Waking Times, death rates among people who live in the 10 states with the highest fluoridation levels are between 5 and 26 percent higher than among people living in the 10 least fluoridated states.
Furthermore, studies have linked fluoridated water to cancer, damaging effects on the brain, and dental fluorosis, which experts agree is the first visible sign of fluoride toxicity.
The National Research Council of the National Academies also issued a warning in 2006 that fluoride exposure might be a risk factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
And to top it all off, there is literally no evidence that fluoride even prevents cavities! Even if it did, would that small benefit really be worth the massive potential for serious health problems that fluoridation has been scientifically linked to?