"I know of absolutely no, and I mean absolutely no means of prevention that would save so many lives as simply to stop fluoridation, or dont start it where it otherwise going to be started. There you might save 30,000 or 40,000 or 50,000 lives a year, cancer lives. This is an awful lot of lives"

~Dr. Dean Burk Ph.D (34 years at the National Cancer Institue)

Judicial Hearing, January 14, 1982


New Research: Fluoride Damages Children's Liver and Kidneys (NYSCOF)


PRNewwire | August 23 2006

Fluoride in drinking water damages children's liver and kidney functions, according to a new study in "Environmental Research"(1), reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF).
Xiong and colleagues write, "Our results suggest that drinking water fluoride levels over 2.0 mg/L can cause damage to liver and kidney functions in children." Further, dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) can be an indicator of kidney function harm, they report.
Researchers grouped 210 Chinese children (aged 10 - 12 years old) by drinking water fluoride levels (averaging 0.76; 1.47; 2.58; and 4.5l mg/L). Dental fluorosis rates, respectively, were 15%, 41%, 79% and 94%.
Blood serum and urine samples revealed:

  • Fluoride levels increased as water fluoride levels increased
  • Liver and kidney enzymes elevated, indicative of liver or kidney
    damage, in children drinking water with over 2mg fluoride per liter.
  • Liver function can be damaged without dental fluorosis

"Dose-effect relationship between water fluoride levels and damage to liver and kidney functions in animals has been reported," the authors write. However, this is one of the few to do so in humans. The liver and kidneys are especially susceptible to fluoride toxicity, they write.
Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President says, "2 mg fluoride daily is very often exceeded from food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and dental products. Clearly this is more evidence showing fluoridation is not only harmful, but unethical and immoral," says Beeber.
To prevent crippling skeletal fluorosis, the Environmental Protection Agency set 4 mg/L as the maximum fluoride contamination of drinking water. But this doesn't protect all Americans from all of fluoride's adverse effects, according to a recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) fluoride panel (2)
After reviewing hundreds of studies over 3-1/2 years, at least three scientists on the NAS panel recommend water fluoride levels be lowered well under 1 mg/L -- the current level dentists claim is optimal to reduce cavities, and deliberately added to public water supplies.(3)
"Fluoridated water is also linked to thyroid dysfunction, bone damage and cancer in humans -- even at 1 mg/L," says Beeber. "Americans are guinea pigs for the country's failed fluoridation experiment."


More information about fluoride's adverse kidney effects here:

Paul Connett, Ph.D, Retired Chemistry Professor Emeritus and
Executive Director, Fluoride Action Network, 315-379-9200

1) http://tinyurl.com/l4hho
2) http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11571.html
3) http://www.fluoridealert.org/conference/about.htm


The Neurotoxicity Of Fluoride In Drinking Water
Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Links to Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit and Behavior Disorders  


Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter #182 | March 28, 2005

Sodium Fluoride is currently added to the majority of municipal water systems in the U.S. to prevent cavities in children. Its use has risen rapidly since the 1950;s. Sodium Fluoride is also registered with the EPA as a rat poison, although advocates say its use in low levels in water poses no adverse health concerns. There has been considerable research done on fluoride regarding cancer, birth defects, and risks to the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, however, very little has been done on its neurological effects.

First Study to Find Neurological Deficits After Fluoride Exposure
Chinese investigations have shown levels of fluoride in drinking water at levels of 3-11 ppm affect the nervous system without first causing physical malformations. Another Chinese study found Attention Deficit Disorders in adult humans if sublingual drops containing 100 ppm of sodium fluoride were administered. Sources of fluoride exposure include processed beverages, toothpastes, mouth rinses, dietary supplements and food. This is an exposure level potentially relevant to humans because toothpastes contain 1000 to 1500 ppm fluoride and mouth rinses contain 230-900 ppm fluoride.
In the 1995 article appearing in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology, Dr. Phyllis J Mullenix states,
"Still unexplored, however, is the possibility that fluoride exposure is linked with subtle brain dysfunction. This is the first study to demonstrate that central nervous system output is vulnerable to fluoride, that the effects on behavior depend on the age at exposure and that fluoride accumulates in brain tissues. Of course behaviors per se do not extrapolate, but a generic behavioral pattern disruption as found in this rat study can be indicative of potential for motor dysfunction, IQ deficits and/or learning disabilities in humans. Substances that accumulate in brain tissue potentiate concerns about neurotoxic risk."
Dr. Phyllis J. Mullenix
Toxicology Department, Forsyth Research Institute, Boston, MA
JOURNAL TITLE: Neurotoxicity of Sodium Fluoride in Rats
SOURCE: Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 17(2), 1995

~Fluoride Action Network  (http://www.fluoridealert.org/)


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