Harvard: Fluoride Can Increase Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder

Government and Top University Studies: Fluoride Lowers IQ and Causes Other Health Problems

We reported last month that a Harvard study found that fluoride can lower children’s IQ by 7 points, and that numerous government reports have shown that fluoride can injure the brain and neurological system.

Now, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals – Lancet – has published a Harvard study showing that fluoride is one of the chemicals which can increase autism and attention deficit disorder:

Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants—manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers. We postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered. To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity.


Indeed – as we pointed out last year – our understanding of the effects of fluoride is similar to our understanding of lead in the 1970s.

A number of studies show that improved hygiene – and not fluoride – is responsible for the decline in cavities.

No wonder most of the world has banned water fluoridation, and polls show that people want a vote on the issue.

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  • gozounlimited

    Better diet also lowers dental caries.
    Unfortunately can’t blame Climate Change, Global Warming for cavities….. but don’t give up….. Congress is Staying Up all night: Now it’s Senate Dems keeping the lights lit, in global warming talkathon

    “Tonight is not about a specific legislative proposal,” he said. “It’s about showing the environmental community, young people and anyone paying attention to climate change that the Senate is starting to stir and we want to get some actions going.”

    WHY THE SUDDEN INTEREST?

    Tom Steyer, a former hedge-fund manager and environmentalist who says he will spend $100 million — $50 million of his own money and $50 million from other donors — to make climate change a top-tier issue in the 2014 elections. Steyer spent millions to help pass a California ballot measure to boost spending on energy efficiency programs and help elect Democrats Terry McAuliffe as Virginia governor and Edward Markey as U.S. senator from Massachusetts.

    I would stay up all night….bark like a dog…..lie like a ratatouille…..and lick tip for that deal……
    NO I WOULDN”T….. But your dem congress is doing it all night long.

  • gozounlimited

    Better diet also lowers dental caries.
    Unfortunately can’t blame Climate Change, Global Warming for cavities….. but don’t give up….. Congress is Staying Up all night: Now it’s Senate Dems keeping the lights lit, in global warming talkathon

    “Tonight is not about a specific legislative proposal,” he said. “It’s about showing the environmental community, young people and anyone paying attention to climate change that the Senate is starting to stir and we want to get some actions going.”

    WHY THE SUDDEN INTEREST?

    Tom Steyer, a former hedge-fund manager and environmentalist who says he will spend $100 million — $50 million of his own money and $50 million from other donors — to make climate change a top-tier issue in the 2014 elections. Steyer spent millions to help pass a California ballot measure to boost spending on energy efficiency programs and help elect Democrats Terry McAuliffe as Virginia governor and Edward Markey as U.S. senator from Massachusetts.

    I would stay up all night….bark like a dog…..lie like a ratatouille…..and lick tip for that deal……
    NO I WOULDN”T….. But your dem congress is doing it all night long.

  • Name

    If you don’t brush your teeth, fluoride isn’t going to be much help. If you do brush your teeth, couldn’t you get enough fluoride from toothpaste? If not, wouldn’t occasional fluoride treatments be enough? Putting it into the water supply seems unnecessary.

    I wonder about studies that claim fluoridation has been successful. Was fluoridation part of a wider campaign to improve dental health? If so, then the impact of fluoridation might have been much less than we’ve been led to believe.

  • Legalize Freedom

    Consuming fluoride for the protection of the surface and immediate subsurface of your teeth is like drinking sun block for the protection of your skin. The fluoride and the sun block would not creep up through your teeth or skin to protect the surfaces. So if it is obvious that sun block would poison you, why don’t people realize that sodium fluoride is doing the same? Plus it is calcium fluoride that is the beneficial one and that is not put into the water or toothpaste. Sodium fluoride is used in rat poison.

  • Citizen Quasar

    I brush my teeth with baking soda, always have. I have to buy distilled water to drink because my local and state governments, far from having people’s best interests at heart, ignore facts and refuse to remove fluoride from the local water supply because they get sexually aroused by controlling and killing people…and the voting population is too stupid to demand that they remove the fluoride.

    • Angel Warrior

      I have joined a group here in my little city that are fighting City Hall to have Fluoride removed from our drinking water! I can’t believe how many people are still so ignorant of the facts and when you present them with the facts they say you are a liar! Even those voted onto the municipal Gov’t. seats want us to prove that we have been harmed by it. Sorry…they need to prove that it does no harm and if they can’t then they need to remove it! It just makes me so darn mad!

      • Citizen Quasar

        Exactly. They should PROVE it is safe before putting it in the water. They should also provide a reason for putting it in the water. The water is supposed to be…uh…water, and NOTHING else. This bvllsh!t about flouride protecting teeth is just that; bvllsh!t. It is NOT the job of the city water department to try to put dentists out of business. Besides, it doesn’t work. I have fluorosis on my teeth from drink the water. It is ugly looking and it is why I drink distilled water now (with a tsp of baking soda added per gallon to lower the ph).

  • More and more information is coming out on vaccines and things harmful to our health as described in this piece. All you can do is spread the word and try and protect your family.

  • Angel Warrior

    Fluoride has also been linked to Trisomy 21 ( Down Syndrome). If you haven’t yet read the book “The Case Against Fluoride” written by Paul Connett, PhD / James Beck, MD, PhD/ H.S. Micklem, DPhil./ please do so! Lots of information that you need to know about the bad science and powerful politics that is keeping Fluoride in your drinking water!