Politicization, Censorship and Dismissal of Research on Fluoride Neurotoxicity

Politicization, Censorship and Dismissal of Research on Fluoride Neurotoxicity
Politicization, Censorship and Dismissal of Research on Fluoride Neurotoxicity

The video argues that water fluoridation has poisoned our brains, discussing the politicization, censorship, and dismissal of research on the neurotoxicity of fluoride. It explains how fluoride can accumulate in the brain, disrupt energy production, and induce degenerative changes, leading to diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The detrimental effects of fluoride on the thyroid gland, cognitive function, IQ scores, and mental disorders like ADHD and dementia are also addressed. The narrator questions the need for fluoride in drinking water and raises concerns about the long-term consequences of fluoride exposure.

The video begins by discussing the politicization and censorship surrounding the topic of water fluoridation. The authors of a paper on fluoride’s potential neurotoxicity faced criticism and dismissal from peers, despite presenting their findings at an international meeting. The power players in industry, government, and academia actively suppress and dismiss information suggesting fluoride’s harmful effects. The excerpt also addresses the potential hazards of ingesting fluoride. Animal studies have shown adverse cognitive changes even at lower concentrations, similar to what humans are exposed to long-term. The concentration of fluoride in the blood, induced by even “low” levels of fluoride exposure, is in line with what is seen in animal models. The higher the plasma levels of fluoride, the greater the risk of dental fluorosis and accumulation in tissues.

Fluoride, which is commonly added to water supplies, can build up in various organs, including the brain. The developing fetus is particularly susceptible to fluoride accumulation in the brain. Even adults growing up in areas with high fluoride levels have shown accumulation in cerebrospinal fluid, indicating that it can cross the blood-brain barrier. It is argued that the argument that “it’s just a little bit of fluoride” is irrelevant because fluoride is a cumulative poison, meaning it builds up in the body over time. The video then discusses the importance of energy production in maintaining good health, particularly in the brain. Interference with energy production can lead to degeneration and diseases like Alzheimer’s. Fluoride has been shown to disrupt energy production at the mitochondrial level, induce degenerative changes in the brain, and cause oxidative stress.

The detrimental effects of fluoride on the thyroid gland and the brain can also not be ignored. Fluoride has been found to inhibit thyroid function by displacing iodide, impairing the synthesis of thyroid hormones. This disruption in thyroid hormone metabolism is linked to various health problems and lower intelligence. Additionally, fluoride induces oxidative stress and inflammation, which damage the thyroid and contribute to cognitive abnormalities. Studies have also shown that fluoride can cause depression, decrease energy production in the cortex, and lead to the death of brain cells. The excerpt also highlights the controversial topic of fluoride’s impact on the pineal gland, which is responsible for producing melatonin. Fluoride calcifies the pineal gland, inhibiting its ability to produce melatonin and disrupting sleep patterns. Furthermore, fluoride exposure has been associated with pineal gland dysfunction, resulting in mental disorders like ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease. A study in Scotland even found that higher fluoride consumption was linked to nearly three times the risk of developing dementia, suggesting there may be no safe levels of fluoride when it comes to dementia risk.

Evidence from animal and human studies links fluoride exposure to cognitive changes and conditions such as hyperactivity, cognitive deficits, ADHD, and impaired learning, cognition, and memory. The prevalence of ADHD has been found to be correlated with water fluoridation, and studies have shown a negative association between fluoride exposure and intelligence metrics, resulting in a decrease of approximately 7 IQ points in fluoridated areas. Dental fluorosis, which affects over 70% of children and adolescents in the United States, is also considered an indicator of decreased IQ. Critics claim that the fluoride levels in these studies are too high, but many of them actually fall within the limits set by the EPA and WHO. For example, a study in China showed a dose-dependent decrease in IQ, with a mean IQ dropping over 20 points at a fluoride concentration of 4.16 ppm, which is higher than the EPA limit of 4.0 ppm.

Several studies also demonstrate the potential negative effects of fluoride exposure on IQ scores. The narrator mentions research that found a dose-dependent decrease in IQ scores in offspring with increasing levels of fluoride concentration, as well as a study that associated fluoride exposure in mothers with a near 10-point drop in performance IQ in their formula-fed children. These findings suggest that even the so-called “optimal” levels of fluoride recommended by public health organizations may still have detrimental effects on cognitive function. The excerpt raises concerns about the long-term consequences of fluoride exposure and questions the need for fluoride in drinking water altogether.

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