Harvard University: Is Fluoride Making Our Kids Stupid?

August 4th, 2012
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“Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain.  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.”

- Philippe Grandjean, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health, Harvard University

Follow up:

Conclusion of Harvard Study:

The results support the possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neurodevelopment. Future research should include detailed individual-level information on prenatal exposure, neurobehavioral performance, and covariates for adjustment.

Pottstown, PA and Santa Fe, NM are two of the most recent cities to stop fluoridating the water.


source: Harvard University

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  1. Dig Deep says :

    Makes one wonder about flouride in toothpaste? I've wondered for a few years now after reading about flouride.

    P&G with the future 'asbestos' suits coming?

  2. admin (Member) Email says :

    over the last few years I have become very concerned with fluoride. i do enough unhealthy things, and i have decided that fluoride will not be one of them.

    i filter my city water to remove fluoride, and i now use Indian toothpaste.

    steven hansen

  3. Melvin Turetzky says :

    Where's the documentation? To draw this kind of profound conclusion, in the face of so much contradictory evidence, requires a carefully generated and run epidemiology study. Where's the reference to the original work? where was it published? Was it peer reviewed?
    As this snippet stands it is nothing more than gossip.

  4. Paul Hanly says :

    For those interested in the compulsory medication of a large proportion of the population without informed consent see:
    or google:
    connett fluoride
    for more links.

  5. Admin (Member) Email says :

    Hi Mel - - -

    Long time no see!

    Please follow the links provided and we will be happy to publish anything you can find in those sources that they have misstated. Also we would love to publish any summaries you can collect of work that repudiates the Harvard claims.

    The questions about fluoride have been around for decades and I am not aware that there is any exhaustive research completed on the subject that is in any way a final result.

    But I have not tried to track everything down. Will you take a stab at it?

    John Lounsbury

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