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Study quantifies how fluoride lowers I.Q. scores in children

(This article is taken from Natural News.)

The addition of fluoride to water supplies in the US and around the globe has always been a point of contention, especially among natural health enthusiasts and liberty-loving individuals. There are many reasons to stand against mass fluoridation; first and foremost being that it is nothing short of government-sanctioned mass medication of their citizens.

But beyond that philosophical perspective, there are also many health-related reasons why informed people might oppose fluoride.

The CDC itself is aware that mass water fluoridation is leading to a dental condition known as “dental fluorosis.” In mild cases, the condition merely causes discoloration of the tooth enamel, but in more severe instances, the enamel is severely damaged. White streaks, brown stains, and pitting of the enamel are telltale signs of dental fluorosis. While the cosmetic appearance of the teeth can be restored, the damage to the enamel is sadly permanent. And in 2004, data from the CDC revealed that 41 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 15 had dental fluorosis — a 400 percent rise from just 60 years ago.

It is almost mind-boggling how a substance that can cause so much damage to teeth is added to the water supply under the guise of dental health. Some research has also shown that fluoride can even cause bone cancer. But if that’s what fluoride does to your teeth, doesn’t it make you wonder what it can do to your brain?

Research shows fluoride lowers children’s IQ scores

Fluoride’s neurotoxic effects are nothing new; the aluminum industry’s waste product has been linked to harmful neurological effects for years. But new research piloted by Dr. William Hirzy, Ph.D., a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) senior scientist who specialized in risk assessment, shows that children in the US are consuming enough of the toxic substance to noticeably reduce their IQ.

Currently, federal guidelines allow for fluoride to be added to water in amounts equivalent to no more than 0.7 milligrams per liter. But as Dr. Hirzy explains, this amount is still likely to be way too high.

“The effect of fluoride on IQ is quite large, with a predicted mean 5 IQ point loss when going from a dose of 0.5 mg/[fluoride/day to 2.0 mg [fluoride/day,” he notes.

Many children consume fluoride at these levels on a daily basis, from the fluoride present in their water and other beverages, the food they eat, the toothpaste they use and the air they breathe.

To read the rest of this article, visit the Natural News website.

NOTE: The current concentration level of fluoride in Singapore’s tap water is 0.6mg per litre.

New Evidence of Harm from Fluoridation

Just when you thought the evidence against fluoridation couldn’t get any more damning, several new studies and reviews have been published so far in just the past five months that ought to condemn fluoridation to the history books once and for all.

New research links public water fluoridation to significant increases in ADHD in the US and hypothyroidism in the UK.

Water-Fluoridation Fluoride is an endocrine disruptor. New IQ study shows links between dental fluorosis and IQ damage in children. There are now over 100 animal studies and over 43 human studies proving fluoride’s neurotoxicity.

In April this year, the US Department of Health & Human Services admitted that Americans are being over-exposed to fluoride. Evidence has been uncovered showing government agencies trying to hide disproportionate harm to minority communities caused by fluoridation.

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Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

I know this is a topic that is not directly related to water, but today I came across a very well written article on the above topic. Since most all of us use cell phones, and those of us who care enough about the quality of our drinking water are almost certainly also very conscious of our health and general well-being, I thought I would reproduce part of that article below:

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FACT: Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation.

FACT: This radiation has the ability to penetrate our bodies.

FACT: Our governments do virtually nothing to protect us from these dangers.

And yet there is strong evidence, multiple peer reviewed studies, to indicate that cell phones cause cancer and other diseases.

First let’s just consider what cancer is.

Cancer And DNA

CancerDNAThe National Cancer Institute  says, “Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues…..all cancers begin in cells……cells grow and divide in a controlled way to produce more cells as they are needed to keep the body healthy. When cells become old or damaged, they die and are replaced with new cells. However, sometimes this orderly process goes wrong. The genetic material (DNA) of a cell can become damaged or changed, producing mutations that affect normal cell growth and division. When this happens, cells do not die when they should and new cells form when the body does not need them.”

So cancer typically involves abnormal cell division and DNA damage and in some cases cells may form a mass of tissue called a tumor.

Types Of Brain Tumor

BrainTumourTypeIn the studies done to date cell phone radiation exposures are principally linked to two types of brain tumor, gliomas and acoustic neuromas.

Gliomas, a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine are typically malignant. Gliomas are particularly deadly. Most people survive only 1 to 3 years after diagnosis.

Acoustic neuromas though non-malignant (low-grade cancer), are in many cases life threatening given that they are an intracranial tumor.

The 44 Reasons

44Reasons1. Cellular Damage: Telecoms giant T-Mobile in Germany commissioned an independent study to review all relevant research on the health risks from wireless telecommunications. It was concluded that,

On the cellular level, a multitude of studies found the type of damage from high frequency electromagnetic fields which is important for cancer initiation and cancer promotion.

BrainTumorCancer2. Significantly Increased Risk of Glioma:  Gliomas are becoming increasingly common. The $25 million Interphone Study found that: “regular use of a cell phone by adults can significantly increase the risk of gliomas by 40% with 1640 hours or more of use (this is about one half hour per day over ten years).”

3. Tumor Risk on Cell Phone Side of Head: Again from the Interphone Study – currently the big daddy of cell phone radiation studies it being the largest and longest study on the link between cell phones and brain tumors – it also found, “tumors were more likely to occur on the side of the head most used for calling”.

4. Harmful Association Between Cell Phone Radiation and Tumors: A review of 23 epidemiological studies by 7 scientists on the link between cell phones and cancer concluded, “harmful association“. One of the reports authors commenting the study results said, “although as a whole the data varied, among the 10 higher quality studies, we found a harmful association between phone use and tumor risk. The lower quality studies, which failed to meet scientific best practices, were primarily industry funded.”

To read more regarding the other 40 reasons, please go to ElectricSense.com.

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