Waking Times – by Alex Pietrowski
One of the most surprising absurdities of our times is the continuing practice of fluoridating our water supply and supplementing dental and oral healthcare products with this toxic by-product of the aluminum industry. The evidence demonstrating the harmfulness of this is beyond abundant, and the case against fluoride continues to grow. Across the United States the movement against this wholesale poisoning of our people and the creatures downstream also continues to grow, in tandem it seems with even more research studies and scientific evidence further proving that fluoride is a grave public health issue.
The history and known dangers of fluoridation is easy to find and easy to digest online, however, each new study warrants media, or alternative media, attention because for some odd reason mass public opinion on this issue is critically slow to tip in favor of non-fluoridation.
Recently, even more evidence has been gathered and distributed by researchers, this time showing howfluoride severely damages the neurological development of the most vulnerable and important members of our society, our children. Consider this, an opening statement from an article by the Harvard School of Public Health:
“In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children.” [Source]
The article goes on to attribute the reduction and loss of IQ and impeded cognitive development to exposure to fluoride at an early age:
“They then analyzed possible associations with IQ measures in more than 8,000 children of school age; all but one study suggested that high fluoride content in water may negatively affect cognitive development.
The average loss in IQ was reported as a standardized weighted mean difference of 0.45, which would be approximately equivalent to seven IQ points for commonly used IQ scores with a standard deviation of 15.* Some studies suggested that even slightly increased fluoride exposure could be toxic to the brain. Thus, children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas. The children studied were up to 14 years of age, but the investigators speculate that any toxic effect on brain development may have happened earlier, and that the brain may not be fully capable of compensating for the toxicity.
“Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” Grandjean says. “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.” [Source]
In the actual study cited in this article, the case is made that fluoridation of children begins even before birth as this toxin is passed to fetuses during pregnancy:
“Fluoride readily crosses the placenta (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 2003). Fluoride exposure to the developing brain, which is much more susceptible to injury caused by toxicants than is the mature brain, may possibly lead to permanent damage (Grandjean and Landrigan 2006).” [Source]
According to this research, fluoride attacks the developing brains of our most precious resource, our children, before they even have a chance to breath air for the first time. Given the rapidly changing social climate in the United States, where nearly 70 million Americans are already taking mind-altering drugs, and the nature of socialized crime is evolving into an alarming pack trend, it is way past time that we search for the genuine roots of mental illness in our society.
Some extremely important questions to consider after reviewing evidence of this nature are:
- Is fluoride contributing to the rise in childhood diseases like autism?
- How does fluoridation interact with and compound the damage being done to children by other environmental toxins like BPA, pharmaceuticals which are contaminating our water supply, toxic food ingredients
- Is fluoride contributing to shocking and continual rise in cancer?
- Does fluoride contribute to the overall deterioration of mental health?
- Why is it so difficult to convince local governments to abandon fluoridation in favor of caution? What unseen political and economic influences are at play here?
- How much additional fluoride are children ingesting in products such as drinks, foods and medicines?
- Why does the pharmaceutical industry use fluoride in so many medicines, including antibiotics?
Professional and official disagreement on the dangers and supposed benefits of fluoridation has been ongoing for decades, and so far the majority decision has largely been to err on the side of fluoridation for some baffling reason.
This could perhaps be due to a greater elitist conspiracy to poison and ‘dumb down’ the population as many suspect and support with authentic research, or it may also be in part due to the natural inertia of the human mind that when once deceived prefers to remain deceived so as not to disrupt the cognitive stability it derives from working in familiar patterns. Perhaps we just have a collective arrogance about us that forbids us to admit when we’re wrong, or even more frighteningly, perhaps we’re already a society that has been so severely affected by fluoridation that we no longer have the intelligence to resolve this crisis.
Whatever the case, it’s a moot point because while we mull over the issue, debating this or that, the mass poisoning of our children continues.
Here are some basic steps that you can take to reduce you and your children’s intake of this poison:
- Drink filtered water from a filter such as the Berkey Water Filter with fluoride attachments.
- Switch to fluoride free toothpaste.
- Reduce your dependency on pharmaceuticals by learning to care for your mental and physical health, and immunity in natural ways.
- Stop consuming processed beverages such as soda, beer and juices.
- Stop consuming junk processed foods which are manufactured with fluoridated water.
- Participate in the movement to end water fluoridation and make a difference.
- Consider trying a fluoride detox to remove residual toxicity. Visit the resources here, here, and here.
Please share this information far and wide, and focus your intention and will power on the hopes of a future where we are smart enough to first err on the side of caution, and we remove this clearly toxic substance from our food and water supply.
About the Author
Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and an avid student of Yoga and life.