There is more and more evidence that fluoride is just a bad idea, the effects are so damaging that its harder for authorities to continue to disregard this chemical as harmful to our health.
Here, you will find more information about the impact of fluoride on our body.
Richard Sauerheber, Ph.D.
(B.A. Biology, Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, San Diego) Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
March 28, 2014
U.S Food and Drug
Administration Center for Drug
Evaluation and Research Rockville, MD 20857
This information supports the petition to ban the addition of industrial synthetic fluoride compounds, sodium fluoride, fluorosilicic acid, and sodium fluorosilicate, into U.S. public drinking water supplies that are added for the purpose of whole body fluoridation to treat dental caries (petition #FDA2007-P-0346).Of course no request is made to remove natural calcium fluoride from public water supplies that contain it below the EPA MCL and SMCL of 2- 4 pm.
The U.S. CDC has reported over the last few years that the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in U.S. children now ranges anywhere from 1 in 88 to 1 in 68 children, from 1.1% to 1.5% of children in the entire country. The specific causes of ASD remain unclear in spite of this astounding substantial number of cases, totalling 1.2 million American children (1).
Scores of published studies have confirmed that consumption of water containing fluoride causes decreased mental IQ. Published animals research proved that fluoridated water consumption causes brain degeneration and functional abnormality in newborn mammals (see previous letters describing published studies by Reddy, by Mullenix, and by Varner). Detailed epidemiologic published studies indicate that fluoridated water consumption correlates with increased incidence of Down’s syndrome with its substantial mental abnormality aspects. Several instances of intolerance in autism cases have been reported specifically to water fluoridated to desired levels (approx. 1 ppm) (2; and personal communication with mother of autistic child). A recent study from Harvard University listed neurotic agents that promote autism (see attached news report). Fluoride is the only one intentionally ingested to treat humans. All fluoride compounds intended to be taken internally through ingestion are not FDA approved.
Whether industrial fluoride consumption can directly cause autism or not is uncertain. What is most certain however is that symptoms extant in autism are worsened by systemic fluoride. Fluoride incorporates into brain, as in other organs after assimilation, where it is a contaminant. This ion disrupts normal hydrogen bonds between H and oxygen and between H and nitrogen, whether in water, proteins, DNA or other macromolecules, and also forms abnormal hydrogen bonds to fluoride ion instead (5).
There is now a very incidence of mental disorders in the U.S. without a proven, certain cause. Mental derangements are caused by fluoridated water consumption (3,4). The use of fluoridated water in the U.S. is widespread (4,5). The EPA recently ruled that fluoride is a neurotoxin in man. Taken together these facts now compel the FDA to halt the infusion of industrial fluoride compounds into public water supplies. It is imperative that the CDC halt any further recommendations to “fluoridate” public water supplies. The FDA must aid the CDC in this effort. Citizens demand action, not mere paper-pushing, statements of concern, calls for further research or for proof of harm, or other decisions that do not produce a halt to industrial fluoride consumption from water supplies. Only a halt of the insidious, ineffective, expensive, illegal practice is acceptable. The argument, that we should not halt fluoridation until proof of harm is absolute, is false. The Food Drug and Cosmetic Act requires that any chemical substance, intended to be administered for ingestion to treat humans, be tested and verified for safety.
Richard Sauerheber, Ph.D. Chemistry
- Autism Estimate Rises to 1 in 68 Children, Associated Press, Union Tribune San Diego, page A4, 2014.
- Rookard, C., Fluoride and Autism, is There a Connection? Fluoride 33, 2000, p.99;available at: http://www.fluorideresearch.org/332/files/FJ2000_v33_n2_p99-100.pdf
- National Research Council 2006 Report on Fluoride in Drinking Water, A Scientific review of EPA’sStandards,
- Connett, P., et.al., The Case Against Fluoride, Chelsea Green Publishing,White River Junction, Vermont,2010.
- Sauerheber, R., Physiologic Conditions Affect the Toxicity of Ingested Industrial Fluoride, Jour. Envir.Pub. Health, article 439490, 2013.
Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Harvard and Mount Sinai Scientists Link Fluoride to Autism
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Researchers from Harvard and Mount Sinai have addedfluoride to a list of industrial chemicals known to cause developmental disorders includingautism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and other cognitiveimpairments which are affecting millions of children worldwide, and which seem to beincreasing in frequency.
Autism Society of WA A Chapter of the Autism Society
Fluoride and Autism
March 6, 2014
By Member Audrey Adams, Washington Action for Safe Water Board Member
They say, “It takes one to know one”, and that is certainly true of we parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are a special group, and while I don’t feel special, I do feel that I especially need other ASD parents. We know stuff that other parents just don’t know because we have been forced to learn it, studying and understanding “biomedical” this or that often with little more than a high school education, because we have to.
We are a special group, not because we’re smarter, but because we can’t survive—and our children can’t thrive—on the “norm” that the rest of the world takes for granted. So every day we go the extra 100 miles that it takes to try to reduce the hell that our children endure daily. They are so brave, so strong, but the pain is often just too much for them and then they are labeled a “behavior problem”. The medical care and health advice we parents get from “professionals” is usually well-meaning, but often completely useless, and sometimes is downright dangerous.
One of the more dangerous bits of “professional advice” is about fluoride, a chemical identified by the EPA as a developmental neurotoxin, yet pushed by pediatric dentists, pediatricians and virtually all in public health to protect teeth. We ASD parents would trade teeth for brains any day, every day.
When my son (now 28) was 14, he had been suffering horribly with chronic intense pain, headaches and a multitude of other symptoms. Eight specialists had already given up on him, having exhausted their series of tests (for their particular part of the body). They couldn’t figure it out, couldn’t help him.
A mom I had met at an autism conference was the one who finally offered the critically-needed advice: Stop giving him fluoridated water. We had tried everything else, with some success, but his
pain and resulting symptoms persisted. But when I began to use reverse osmosis water for drinking and cooking, which takes out the fluoride, my son’s pain melted away in 3 days.
Three days. I had been giving my son pain-producing tap water for 14 years and didn’t know it. Both relief and guilt filled me. Now, 14 years later, I erase that old guilt by trying to spare other kids the pain my son endured…and so I share my knowledge through Washington Action for Safe Water. Safe water. How were we parents to know it wasn’t? We’ve been lied to for decades—fluoride is not safe.
Ironically, it was yet another ASD mom, years after switching to fluoride-free water for drinking and cooking, who helped me to recognize that my son was also reacting to fluoridation chemicals in the shower. What a shock. That was hard to believe, but it doesn’t take long to uncover the truth by doing several in-home, mom-conducted “clinical trials”.
Mom to Kyle, 28, with autism and severe reactions to fluoride in water