Five new published studies support previous research linking fluoride to thyroid disease; ADHD; overdosing formula-fed infants and bias in government reports.
Another reveals pregnant Canadians have higher urine fluoride levels in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated areas which previous studies linked to offspring’s lower IQ.
- Fluoride exposure coupled with iodine deficiency is linked to thyroid disease, report researchers in Environment International (December 2018).
They said this is the first human population-based examination of chronic low-level fluoride exposure on thyroid function that considers residents’ iodine status.
“I have grave concerns about the health effects of fluoride exposure,” said lead author Ashley Malin, “And not just from my study but the other studies that have come out in recent years,” (Environmental Health News).
- “Higher levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with global measures of ADHD and more symptoms of inattention [in offspring],” researchers report in Environment International(December 2018). This is consistent with a growing body of evidence linking neurotoxicity to early-life fluoride exposure, they said.
“Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the growing fetal nervous system may be negatively affected by higher levels of fluoride exposure,” said Morteza Bashash, the study’s lead author and a researcher at University of Toronto’s School of Public Health. (NeuroscienceNews.com)
- “Significantly more infants, particularly those under six months old, will exceed the UL [Upper Limit] when consuming formula reconstituted with 0.7 ppm [fluoride] water, increasing their risk of developing dental fluorosis.” (Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 2018).
“The primary adverse effects associated with chronic, excess fluoride intake are enamel and skeletal fluorosis.” (National Academy of Sciences, 1997).
The US Centers for Disease Control encourages the addition of fluoride chemicals into public water supplies to reach 0.7 ppm without adequately informing parents about the consequences of fluoride overexposure.
- Organizational bias compromised the integrity of fluoride research from the beginning and persists today (Medical Hypotheses, Spencer and Limeback, December 2018)
The authors identify ten major flaws in a recent US National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) fluoride experiment as an example of how institutional bias can skew science.
- Canadian pregnant women have double urine fluoride levels in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated areas (Environmental Health Perspectives, October 10, 2018). Previous Mexican research links urine fluoride levels in pregnancy to offspring’s lower IQ. The Canadian and Mexican women’s fluoride levels are similar, which causes concern.
“We found that fluoride in drinking water was the major source of exposure for pregnant women living in Canada,” said Christine Till, an associate professor of Psychology in York’s Faculty of Health and lead author on the study. (News Release from York University in Toronto)
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