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Harvard Study Says Fluoridated Water is Causing Cognitive Disorders

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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 12:58 PM
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A newly published study in Harvard’s The Lancet weighs in on the toxins causing autism and ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) say that along with these numerous environmental toxins, fluoridated water is adding to the higher incident of both cognitive and behavioral disorders.

Harvard had already published a study in 2006 that pointed to fluoride as a ‘developmental neurotoxicant’, and this newer study looks to over 27 additional investigations into the matter via meta analysis. In the previous study, it was already established that fluoride consumption lowered children’s IQ scores. The left-over from industry, passed off as ‘medicine,’ obstructs brain development, and can cause a full spectrum of serious health issues – from autism to dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, and more.

The study calls the effects from this chemical a ‘silent epidemic’ that mainstream media and many scientific papers have ignored.

(read more at the source)


No surprise here...

I find it odd that this issue is still up for debate as the dangers of water fluoridation are no secret, regardless of the low doses we are exposed to the accumulative effect cannot be ignored. Another thing that cannot be ignore is the long list of health problems that are associated with ingestion of Sodium Fluoride...let's not confuse it with the naturally occurring Calcium Fluoride which can be found in ground water.



These fluoride discussions usually get a bit heated so let's please try and keep it civil folks


Cheers!
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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Thank god Portlanders are pretty politically active, voted Fluoride down, overturning a City council vote that tried to slip by despite protest...

Maybe thats why Portlanders are SOOOOOO politically active and aware...



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 01:24 PM
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Now that you mention it, my Portland friends are for the most part very sharp and are politically active in regards to many issues that many people rather not acknowledge.

Where I live the water is not fluoridated except for the military base...coincidence?



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 01:39 PM
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Sorry but water is not the only thing they use to give fluoride to the masses. Ever googled your table/sea salt? The brand of Sea Salt I used to buy (La Baleine, very common in Europe) also has been fluoridated but is no0t listed on the ingredients label. Just Google table/sea salt fluoridation to find the list. Yes, it's bad...

ETA


In some countries where large, centralized water systems are uncommon, fluoride is delivered to the populace by fluoridating table salt.


Linky
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 01:47 PM
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I am well aware of the Sodium Fluoride that food manufacturers deceptively put into our foods, in fact it bothers me very much. Many people have no idea about the additives they are ingesting...thankfully people are waking up to these facts.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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Definitely a S&F thread. Although I do know that the Calcium fluoride naturally in water has benefits, I also know that the fluorides added to water are not good. Even too much Calcium fluoride is not good for a person.

If they were worried about teeth, they should be supplementing or promoting foods higher in molybdenum. A little of this mineral goes a long way. It actually helps the fluoride naturally in water work better in the body.

But they want us doped up a little so we can't challenge them. This is one of many of the dumb down chemicals that they use to control us. They usually try to get us to want these chemicals so they feed us mushrooms a bunch of crap so we consume the foods and chemistry that lowers our intellect. Is a specialist who knows of these things going to want us to be as smart as them or would they rather stay above us in intellect.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 02:34 PM
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rickymouse

If they were worried about teeth, they should be supplementing or promoting foods higher in molybdenum. A little of this mineral goes a long way. It actually helps the fluoride naturally in water work better in the body.

But they want us doped up a little so we can't challenge them. This is one of many of the dumb down chemicals that they use to control us. They usually try to get us to want these chemicals so they feed us mushrooms a bunch of crap so we consume the foods and chemistry that lowers our intellect. Is a specialist who knows of these things going to want us to be as smart as them or would they rather stay above us in intellect.


i agree. and that is how the issue always seems to be portrayed. with fluoride being touted for it benefits for keeping teeth healthy and cavity free. like brushing your teeth on a daily basis isn't good enough... but, it's nice to see a big name like harvard come out and put it out there that it's associated with stunting cognitive development. though it's hard to get across to people when talking to someone about an issue like this. it indeed sounds too "strangeloveian" to be believable. "hey they intentionally put stuff in our water and food to dumb us down and change our behavior!"

However, I think it's be a major part of what is causing general apathy and disinterest in many people today. especially those in their developmental stages or early adulthood. It's a great way to keep the masses docile and truckin' along with the daily routine. If only someone out there could prove that the fluoridation was intentional for this purpose, that would be amazing but unlikely i know. if anything it'll probably get worse with the inclusion of further mind altering drugs like anti-depressants and other such things



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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I personally believe that if people want fluoride for their teeth, they should find other ways to poison themselves. The rest of the population should not be forced to ingest fluoride via their water or food supply without a choice.

I have never heard of molybdenum so thank you for introducing me to something worth researching


I agree, as hinted in a previous post in my city the only area that they fluoridate our water is at the military base and in my opinion could be meant to make the military personnel more obedient and lower their concern for the orders they are to follow. I believe that this is one of the main reasons for water fluoridation in the USA...it's not as popular here in Canada but there still are many cities that fluoridate their water. Recently a few cities have voted to stop water fluoridation so it looks like people are catching on.
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:01 PM
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You know the two year old study is a metastudy looking at some studies from China, right?

You know that those studies concern places with high concentrations of natural fluoridation, right?

You know that the authors of the study do not say that fluoridated water is causing cognitive disorders, right?

You know that this is what the study actually says, right?

The estimated decrease in average IQ associated with fluoride exposure based on our analysis may seem small and may be within the measurement error of IQ testing.


Still, each of the articles reviewed had deficiencies, in some cases rather serious ones, that limit the conclusions that can be drawn. However, most deficiencies relate to the reporting of where key information was missing. The fact that some aspects of the study were not reported limits the extent to which the available reports allow a firm conclusion.

ehp.niehs.nih.gov...

In other words...not much evidence and no statement that "fluoridated water is causing cognitive disorders."
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:18 PM
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You know...


You know...your research skills are second only to your bitterness for everything else.


Keep on keepin' chief.





posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:21 PM
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Well aside from the article in the OP what are your thoughts on fluoride intake? Is what most people ingest a safe level or a level that you personally ingest? I only ask out of sheer curiosity not trying to call you out I just know your a very science logical all facts no opinion kinda guy



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:25 PM
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My water is not fluoridated (artificially or naturally). I don't think that the levels at which water is artificially fluoridated are dangerous. From what I've been able to learn about it, the actual benefits outweigh the actual risks by a long shot.

I think artificial fluoridation should be a community based decision, though I think that the amount of misinformation (this thread as an example) circulated by anti-fluoridation groups makes it difficult for the public to be truly well informed.
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:28 PM
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You must not have read the study. Right?



The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 330 - 338, March 2014



In other words...not much evidence and no statement that "fluoridated water is causing cognitive disorders."


Thank you for at least admitting that there's evidence that "fluoridated water is causing cognitive disorders."

Right?

You seem very confused, you aren't even referencing the correct study.

Or did you think you could post some non applicable study and expect us just to take your word for it? Right?

I thought you would have at least included some nifty bar graphs to help solidify your deflection.

LOL please tell me that I am missing something here or Phage has completely lost it.
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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Oh. I'm sorry. I thought we were talking about a study. That new article is not a study, it's an article. And it doesn't say "fluoridated water is causing cognitive disorders."

The article, in mentioning fluoride, only refers to the metastudy I was talking about. The one that doesn't say that "fluoridated water is causing cognitive disorders."

A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations.44


Here is the recent article (which is not a study).
www.haaretz.co.il...



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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:35 PM
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Oh. I'm sorry. I thought you were talking about a study. That new article is not a study, it's an article.


An article about a study, which you clearly did not read.

Since you decided to comment before actually reading the article...




Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) say that along with these numerous environmental toxins, fluoridated water is adding to the higher incident of both cognitive and behavioral disorders.




Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants—manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers. We postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered. To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy. 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. To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate translation of science into prevention, we propose the urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse.

a Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
b Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
c Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
Corresponding Author Information Correspondence to: Dr Philippe Grandjean, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive E-110, Boston, MA 02215, USA

www.thelancet.com...


Are you done yet or will you continue pissing on us and tell it's rain?

China...LOL!

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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:37 PM
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An article about a study, which you clearly did not read.
And the only fluoride study cited in the article is the metastudy I spoke of.


Since you decided to comment before actually reading the article...
No. I read it.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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Well I too try as much as I can to keep distilled water in the house...if not well beer seems safer than city water here in Orlando. But seriously if you account for the amount of fluoride absorbed in food and water, keeping in mind fluoride is in water that also goes into a good portion of food, that the ammount is dangerous. I mean we really cant debate its not a poison because that would be silly. But like arsenic in the right amount and delivery methods such as hot springs it can be a beneficial substance to the body...let me add before people jump on this. You don't drink it you bath in a very diluted pool of water containing it.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:44 PM
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Also would like to ask do you think ingestion is a proper/beneficial delivery method
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:53 PM
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This study has nothing to do with China as Phage has incorrectly claimed.

Just saying.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 06:54 PM
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Yes. The research I have seen indicates that water fluoridation is an effective method.






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