• Feb 13, 2017
  • by April Muir

There are a lot of unhealthy toxins in our tap water. Fluoride is definitely one of them. I know there is a lot of controversy about this, but after researching and writing this article, I am more convinced than ever that the adverse effects of fluoridated water are many; and not good for our health.

These facts are substantiated by very reliable sources – so you make your own decision. However, I will say that we, as a family, have chosen to eliminate fluoride from our water.

Health Effects of Fluoride 

I recently came across this article regarding 50 reasons to beware of harmful effects of fluoride. It was written by Paul Connett PhD, at FluorideAlert.org. It smacked me right in the face. 

“In September 2016, a total of 57 studies investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence. Over 40 studies investigated the relationship between fluoride and learning/memory in animals. Of these investigations, 50 of the 57 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ, while 45 animal studies have found that fluoride exposure impairs the learning and/or memory capacity of animals. 

Fluoride Can Damage a Child's Developing Brain

The human studies, which are based on IQ examinations of over 12,000 children, provide compelling evidence that fluoride exposure during the early years of life can damage a child’s developing brain. That scares me to death. I had no idea the negative effects of fluoride could be so far reaching.

After reviewing 27 of the human IQ studies, a team of Harvard scientists concluded that the effects of fluoride on the young brain should now be a “high research priority.”

Other reviewers have reached similar conclusions, including the prestigious National Research Council (NRC), and scientists in the Neurotoxicology Division of the Environmental Protection Agency. He summarized the results from 50 studies which  found associations between fluoride and reduced IQ and provide links to full-text copies of the studies. 

Are These Negative Effects of Fluoride Just a Fluke?

When considering their consistency with numerous animal studies, it is very unlikely that the 50 human studies finding associations between fluoride and reduced IQ can all be a random fluke.

We do know 97% of Western Europe has rejected water fluoridation. They believe the health effects of fluoride are extremely harmful and many children now exceed recommended daily fluoride intake from toothpaste alone.

I'm not convinced that a fluoride application on your teeth once a year is a terrible thing, however, if fluoride is so safe, then why is there the warning on your toothpaste tube to call “Poison Control if ingested”? Take a look at your toothpaste tube and box… it’s on both.

Harmful Effects of Fluoride as shown on toothpaste box

Fluoride is Classified as a Drug

Fluoride is not a nutrient, but in fact, one of the articles considers Fluoride to be classified as a “drug”. If Harvard scientists conclude that side effects of fluoride in water include affecting the young brains of our children and now be classified as a “high research priority”, I’d be mighty concerned about it being added to the drinking water of my children and grandchildren. Wouldn’t it be wiser to err on the side of safety or should we just go along with what the government thinks is best, because somebody whispered in a Senator’s ear?

Again, you have to make your own decision on whether there are negative effects of fluoride in water. Have you done sufficient research to be absolutely 100% sure that fluoride is a good thing or are you “going with the flow” and accepting what ‘people’ say? You are wise to question who you can trust when it comes to maintaining, enhancing, or rebuilding your health and that of your family.  

Effects of Fluoride On Your Child’s IQ –And Future

Every IQ point affects your child’s future. The grades they will earn; the jobs they will get; the future which lies ahead of them. Even one IQ point lower could actually affect your child’s entire lifetime earnings… just think about that for a minute. It’s unsettling. 

How Our Family Stands Up Against Fluoride Health Effects 

AquaBrick Water Filtration System Removes Fluoride From Water

Everyone in our family uses the AquaBrick™ Water Filtration System exclusively in our homes. We use only AquaBrick™ filtered water for cooking and drinking, making smoothies, filling water bottles and even for our pets.

I have two 4 pound Chihuahuas and feel that their little bodies should not be subjected to this element, either. So, it’s pure, safe AquaBrick™ water for them. Perhaps not THE most attractive water filter on the market – but definitely the MOST EFFECTIVE. So we put our health before our décor.

What Does The AquaBrick Remove?

The AquaBrick™ Water Filtration System has been tested and proven to remove Bacteria, Giardia, Virus, Protozoan, Lead, Heavy Metals, Fluoride, Chlorine (by the way, in case of an emergency, you can use the AquaBrick™ Water Filter to drink swimming pool water or flood water) and other microorganisms lurking in your water. Sagan Industries posts the water filter test results on their website.

An AquaBrick Water Filtration system is a very small price to pay for your child’s future.

Pure, delicious, clean WATER – Free From the Harmful Effects of Fluoride

I hope this article has been helpful for you to make an informed decision for you and your family concerning the negative effects of fluoride in water.

Sources: Dr. Joseph Mercola (Mercola.com) is a good source for common sense tips on natural well-being. Check out his website and that of FluorideAlert.org. We’ve taken a lot of the above information from these sources, so check it out for yourself.