Fluoride is an unwanted byproduct of aluminum, fertilizer, and iron ore. It is also intrinsically found at some concentration in all natural water sources. Nonetheless, the fluoride in our nation’s tap water is essentially an untreated industrial waste product that contains trace elements of arsenic and lead. Without the phosphate industry’s fluoride waste discharge, water fluoridation would be prohibitively expensive, and without fluoridation, the phosphate industry would be stuck with an expensive waste disposal problem. So let the people drink it, and the crisis is solved. Oh, and let’s add it to toothpaste too. The problem, among many others, is that a just published study in JAMA is the latest to conclude fluoride is toxic. Indeed, the study exposed that children of pregnant mothers exposed to fluoride had an increased risk of neurobehavioral issues.

In the early 20th century, dentists deduced that fluoride reduced the number of cavities in their patients’ teeth. Shortly after that, amidst much-heated debate, fluoride was added to public drinking water supplies in the United States. Some hailed it as a triumph of public health, but make no mistake, it was a profitable way to use the fluoride waste byproduct from fertilizer production. By the late 20th century, fluoride was commonly added to most toothpaste and other dental products, while numerous foods were fumigated with fluoride chemicals. Fluoride compounds were even added to fast food wrappers—another way to poison us.

We can thank the United States for taking the lead in artificial water fluoridation. With no long-term safety studies, that move influenced the World Health Organization to label fluoride as an effective oral health intervention. As a result, at least 30 nations formed artificial water fluoridation policies. However, several countries, including Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland quit fluoridating their water supplies due to concerns about safety and effectiveness. In 2014, only about 5% of the world’s population—350 million people—(including 200 million Americans) consumed artificially fluoridated water globally. Today, most developed nations, including the vast majority of Western Europe, do not fluoridate their drinking water.

Take a quick look at the side of a tube of toothpaste with fluoride, and it’s uncomplicated to realize that fluoride is toxic and considered a poison if it is swallowed. In fact, one is instructed to immediately contact the poison control center if toothpaste is swallowed. As a poison, fluoride slows the neurotransmitters of the brain, with the most damage caused to infants who are beginning to develop brain cells. Moreover, a Harvard Study reveals that fluoride lowers the IQ in those who ingest it. A 2014 paper published in Scientific World Journal stated about fluoride:

“The classification of fluoride as a pollutant rather than as a nutrient or medicine is a useful starting point for analyzing the adverse effects of fluoride.

Although fluoride, used in artificial water fluoridation, is promoted as a medicine for preventing tooth decay, it is not subject to the strict guidelines of medicines statutes in the nations that implement artificial water fluoridation. The practice of water fluoridation is recommended as a means of preventing dental caries. Despite this very clear definition of purpose, no fluoridating country defines fluoridation of water supplies as a medicine.”

More smoke and mirrors. Just like microplastics, ultra-processed foods, and even the recent experimental COVID jabs that are devastating our health, researchers and government health agencies have known for years that fluoride is hazardous and possesses the potential to cause significant adverse human health problems—all while having mediocre to no impact on preventing cavities. And it’s negatively impacting our children—the same children who are more depressed, confused, and misguided than at any other time in the history of our country.

The JAMA study is the first US-based cohort study to examine associations of prenatal fluoride exposure with child neurobehavioral. Study researchers (who studied the maternal urinary fluoride (MUF) levels of 229 Hispanic pregnant women living in Los Angeles) said the neurobehavior problems may impact children who are living in “optimally fluoridated” areas in the United States. In other words, children living in areas with 0.7 milligrams per liter of fluoride—the dose recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The analysis cites this point when the researchers declare, “The study sample resided in a predominately fluoridated region and had fluoride exposures that are typical of those living in fluoridated  communities in North America.” This is not how a country takes care of its people.

Study researchers remarked that it is widely established that exposure to high fluoride levels—as is the case in Mexico and Canada—can adversely affect neurodevelopment. Likewise, fluoride buildup negatively affects the pineal gland—the part of our brain responsible for regulating sleep and reproductive hormones. Some call it “the third eye.” Concerningly, their recent study with US cohorts suggests that fluoride exposure at the lower US-relevant levels may be associated with even poorer brain development than has been detected in Mexico and Canada. The researchers explained:

“Specifically, higher prenatal fluoride exposure in Canada and/or Mexico has been associated with lower IQ among children aged 3 to 4 years in Canada and children aged 6 to 12 years in Mexico, increased symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children aged 6 to 12 years, poorer executive function among children aged 3 to 5 years, and poorer performance on measures of global cognition among 12- and 24-month-old boys.”

Our children deserve so much better. Why hasn’t our government looked into the hazards of fluoride? Sadly, we know the answer. The study researchers highlighted the lack of US studies investigating associations of fluoride exposure with neurodevelopment or cognition, stating that US studies would be of great value. Yet, they added, “To our knowledge, we conducted the first US-based study to examine associations of prenatal fluoride exposure with child neurobehavioral outcomes.” In a nation whose people are consuming toxins at every turn, this is simply unacceptable.

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Tracy Beanz & Michelle Edwards

Tracy Beanz is an investigative journalist with a focus on corruption. She is known for her unbiased, in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. She hosts the Dark to Light podcast, found on all major video and podcasting platforms. She is a bi-weekly guest on the Joe Pags Radio Show, has been on Steve Bannon’s WarRoom and is a frequent guest on Emerald Robinson’s show. Tracy is Editor-in-chief at UncoverDC.com.