According to the most prestigious medical journal, fluoride is considered a dangerous neurotoxin. In this article you can read more about fluoride and its effect on health.
In the last few years people have initiated a movement to remove sodium floride from water supply, and the evidence against the additive is comming out from many sources.
The Lancet, worlds oldest and most prestigious medical journal, has published a report according to which fluoride is a neurotoxin and belongs to the same category as arsenic, lead, and mercury.
Stefan Stmyle, the author, broke the news and disseminated by Occupy Food, the official Facebook page, which is a link to the report published in The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, in March 2014 edition. The review identified 5 industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxins: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated, biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene.
There are 6 additional developmental neurotoxins: manganese, fluoride, chlorphyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers.
The report also offers a prevention strategy, explaining that 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.
The authors also noted that severe neurodevelopmental disabilities like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children around the world, a phenomenon known as the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity.
To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate the translation of science into prevention, we propose the urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse, 2013 findings by Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health confirmed that children who drink high-fluoridated water have significantly lower IQ score than children who do not drink heavily fluoridated water.
Studies have shown that fluoride is associated with development of several types of cancer. It differs from naturally-occurring calcium fluoride, and it is commonly added to water supplies used by dentists and added in dental products.
Fluoride is added to water in North America, but this practive is not that common, it only seems that the States have worlds worst food and water. Adding fluoride in water is banned in most European countries and in other developed nations throughout the world.