The Lancet, Europe’s top medical journal, just dropped a bomb by labeling Fluoride as a neurotoxin! This is something that is almost as American as apple pie, but a lot more deadly!
Americans consume fluoride daily in the drinking water and in toothpaste as well. We have been told that fluoride is going to save your teeth so you must use it! Our FDA and EPA have been telling us for decades that this chemical is safe and effective. Now, here comes one of the worlds oldest, and most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals telling the truth behind this nasty chemical. This is not Mad Magazine or some tabloid trash, this is one, if not the most, respected medical journals in the world.
Perhaps you have seen things here on the net that tell you fluoride is not good for you, but you have thought this is some kook ranting about something they know nothing of. In some cases that may well be what you have seen. Not in this case.
The Lancet, as well as a recent Harvard study, demonstrates that fluoride is associated with ‘drastic reductions’ in the IQ of children. And what is in your drinking water and the toothpaste that you and your children use? Yep, fluoride, and some other chemicals that I will mention later. Think Triclosan.
Interestingly the levels of fluoride analyzed in most of the studies was less than four milligrams (4 mg ) per liter. Our EPA, the agency that sets rules for drinking water, allows level that in your drinking water. In some cases your drinking water may contain more because it may contain a naturally occurring amount of fluoride and then have more added to it by the municipality.
To quote the authors of the journal article “Our very great concern is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, truncating future achievements and damaging societies, perhaps most seriously in developing countries,” and they went on to suggest that exposure could be the cause of such problems as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) and learning disabilities.
They authors concluded that fluoride fits in the category of lead, mercury and other toxins that are toxic to the brain. They stated that “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”
Now, go look at that toothpaste you are using and I will wait……….Ok, was fluoride there? If not, Yeah!, you are on the right track. If it was, was there also Triclosan? Ooh. Trash the stuff and get some good, all natural, preferably organic, toothpaste without fluoride and other harmful chemicals and you have made a small, but necessary, step toward living healthy and being healthy!