New and Nastier News about Fluoride in our water

Danger-fluoride-alertErin Elizabeth of Health Nut News shared this post about the dangers of fluoride – NEW information yesterday.
Wow. We didn’t expect to see this in mainstream news.  Especially Newsweek (in their Tech and Science Section no less)  These are 2  studies just out about the dangers of fluoridated water. The first published study is at Toronto’s York University which finally shows the strong correlation between fluoridated water and ADHD. The second is at the UK’s Kent University in a study that shows that fluoridated water can negatively affect the thyroid causing severe weight gain and depression.
From this article on the groundbreaking studies:

New research shows there is a strong correlation between water fluoridation and the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, in the United States.

It’s the first time that scientists have systematically studied the relationship between the behavioral disorder and fluoridation, the process wherein fluoride is added to water to prevent cavities.

The study, published in the journal Environmental Health, found that states with a higher portion of artificially fluoridated water had a higher prevalence of ADHD. This relationship held up across six different years examined. The authors, psychologistsChristine Till and Ashley Malin at Toronto’s York University, looked at the prevalence of fluoridation by state in 1992 and rates of ADHD diagnoses in subsequent years.

Yes, you read that right. This relationship held up across six (6!) different years examined for ADHD. That’s pretty sobering.   Yet just the other day I had a “skeptic”  (I plan to reclaim that name as we are the real skeptics who are skeptical of things like fluoride) tell me that fluoridated water has been proven safe “beyond a shadow of a doubt” It was on a pretty popular thread I had with thousands of reads. What is more sad is that dozens of “skeptics” liked his post.  People blindly drinking the kool- aid (or in this case fluoridated water) telling themselves “science” has proven it so (Actually scientists are telling us now that it can make us fat, depressed and give us ADD)   Scientists and doctors used to tell us smoking was safe too.  Let’s give them another 50 years and see what the majority says about fluoridated water. Methinks they’ll shun it like cigarettes.

We also didn’t know that most Europeans have rejected the use of fluoridated water (interesting how Americans are deemed crazy for making such a suggestion) but in Europe? It’s the norm (that’s not counting the UK)

From the second article about the study which shows weight gain and depression as a direct result of fluoridated water:

Fluoride added to local water supplies in England may cause depression and weight gain, a new study suggests. Scientists warn local authorities should cease adding the mineral to drinking water in the interest of public health.

The research, conducted by a team of scientists at the University of Kent, indicates that particularly high numbers of underactive thyroid glands occur in areas with high levels of fluoridation.

Having analyzed 98 percent of GP practices in England, researchers found underactive thyroids are 30 percent more likely in areas where higher levels of water fluoridation occur.

They concluded as many as 15,000 Britons suffer unnecessarily from thyroid problems as a result – a health complication commonly linked to depression, fatigue and weight gain.

If it does it in England it’s going to do the same thing here in the US. I’m not sure why this isn’t on the front of every mainstream news channel but am glad Newsweek and a few others are covering these ground breaking published studies..

People ask me frequently what to do about getting the fluoride out of their water. Reverse Osmosis systems help, but they don’t get out all the fluoride. Others prefer to find a source of clean spring water that wouldn’t have added fluoride like most of America’s toxic water supply. If the fluoride weren’t bad enough we also have chlorine and disinfection byproducts which you don’t want to bathe in (or let your children bathe in) let alone drink it. There are even campaigns about “Getting the F out of water” which have involved celebrities from Erin Brokovich to Ed Begley Junior’s new campaign.   And while celebrities being involved prove nothing,  I think the published studies by Universities speak for themselves.


 

One more quote from the study just out about fluoridated water causing weight gain and depression:

As part of their research, scientists at the University of Kent compared the medical records of 7,935 GP practices.

The scientists found patients had considerably higher rates of underactive thyroid in practices situated in areas where water fluoridation levels were 0.3 mg/l or higher.

Professor Stephen Peckham, of the University of Kent, said his team’s findings are worrying for people exposed to water fluoridation.

Underactive thyroid is a particularly nasty condition, according to Peckham, which can spark a host of other health issues.

Following the release of their report, scientists based at the University of Kent said local authorities must reconsider the practice of mass water-fluoridation.

Call your city and ask if your water is fluoridated. Chances are it is. Ask what the levels are (any level is too high in my personal opinion)  Spread the word to friends and family and get a whole house filter  or at least a shower filter for you and your family. These won’t remove fluoride, but you can add an Alkaway UltraStream and really make your water alive again AND fluoride free.