In recent years, there have been proofs that the industrial sodium fluoride found in water is not good, and there is a big movement that is intervening to get rid of it.
The Lancet is the most influential and oldest journal about medicine in the world, and a report published in it has officially put fluoride on the list of neurotoxins, in the same group as lead, mercury, and arsenic. (1)
Stefan Smyle is the author of the news, and Occupy Food (Facebook page) disintegrated it, and this linked to the report in The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, in the edition from 2014, March, by authors MD, Philip J. Landrigan and Dr. Philippe Grandjean.
The summary of the report noted that there were identified 5 distinct but similar industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: toluene, lead, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls, and methylmercury.
Moreover, there are 6 more developmental neurotoxicants: fluoride, manganese, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, chlorpyrifos, tetrachloroethylene, and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane.
According to the authors, there are more developmental neurotoxicants that are still not revealed.
Dyslexia, ADHD, and Other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
The authors of the report say that chemicals that are not tested should not be thought as safe for the brain development, and all chemicals that are now used and the newly discovered ones need to be tested for developmental neurotoxicity.
Furthermore, in the report, the authors mention that there are millions of children with disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD, etc. Then, the authors suggest that for the sake of prevention, there needs to be formed international clearinghouse.
One study conducted by the University of Harvard in 2013 revealed that kids who live in areas that have highly fluoridated water have lower intelligence than kids who live in areas with low amounts of fluoride in the water they consume. (2)
The Connection of Fluoride to Cancer
Also, sodium fluoride has been associated with many types of cancer. Sodium fluoride is functionally distinct than the calcium fluoride and is usually added to water supplies for consumption, and dentists use it also in their dental products and say that is it helpful for dental health. (3)
At the moment, water supplies in North America have fluoride. Anyway, most of the Continental Europe, and in various developed nations worldwide, do not add fluoride to drinking water. (4)