What would you think if I told you that there is poison in the tap water? If you’re like some, you might think that there is no way the government could allow that to happen. However, if you live in the United States it’s likely that you the water from your tap contains a type of neurotoxin called sodium fluoride. For decades, fluoride has been added to public water supplies for what some claim protects the health of our teeth, but is that really what it is doing?
Study Links Fluoride to Lower IQ’s in Children After Birth
In 2012, Harvard School of Public Health published a study on the impact that fluoride has on the neurological development of children. This study was largely ignored by the legacy media, but was also highly circulated on social media throughout the following years, leading to a much greater awareness of the impact that fluoride has on our health, as well as where it comes from.
Now, in 2017, a study has come out in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives concluding that fluoride doesn’t only damage the intelligence of children when consumed after birth, but also damages the cognitive ability of children when consumed by the pregnant mother.
The study examined 299 child-mother pairs in Mexico and examined the relationship between fluoride levels found in the urine of mothers who were pregnant, and the IQ test results of their children. What they found was that children born from mothers with higher levels of fluoride tended to score lower on their tests than those who had mothers with lower levels.
Some naturally occurring fluoride does exist in Mexico’s drinking water, which has a different composition than the type of fluoride added artificially, so none of the mothers were as low as 0%. Other variables were included in the study such as smokers vs. nonsmokers, marital status, and socioeconomic status, among others.
“In this study, higher prenatal fluoride exposure, in the general range of exposures reported for other general population samples of pregnant women and nonpregnant adults, was associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring” – Morteza Bashash, Study Author
Fluoride Linked to Several Other Health Risks
The results are disturbing and may be shocking to some, yet not surprising to anyone who has looked deeply into fluoride research over the past few decades. Usually omitted from establishment media reporting, there have actually been over 50 studies linking fluoride to lower intelligence in humans and 45 showing lessened cognitive ability in animals. This evidence has convinced some health authorities around the world to remove fluoride from public drinking water, but unfortunately it takes a considerable amount of pressure to make even local politicians admit that they are allowing public health to be at risk.
Studies have also found fluoride to be linked with diseases such as osteoporosis, down’s syndrome, arthritis, diabetes, dental fluorosis, and even cancer. This likely has to do with the fact that the fluoride added to public water is not simply two fluorine atoms bonded together to create fluoride, but variants such as sodium fluoride and more commonly hydrofluorosilicic acid, which is a chemical byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer and aluminum industries.
The reason that it is added to public water has less to do with public health and more to do with protecting industries from lawsuits due to environmental damage.
“If this stuff (hydrofluorosilicic acid) gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake, it’s a pollutant; but if it goes right straight into your drinking water system, it’s not a pollutant. That’s amazing.” – Dr. J. William Hirzy, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. EPA, 1983