What do arsenic, lead, mercury, and now fluoride have in common?
They are all officially considered neurotoxins, according to the prestigious medical journal The Lancet.
In recent years, many have protested to have industrial sodium fluoride removed from the water supply, as evidence states it is harmful from many scientific sources.
Author, Stefan Smyle, broke the news and explained by the Facebook page “Occupy Food,” which linked the published report from The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, in March 2014, by authors Dr. Philip J. Landrigan and Dr. Phillippe Grandjean.
Beware of These Industrial Chemicals
In the summarization of the report, a review examined and found five different neurotoxicants: polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, lead, toluene, and methylmercury.
The summary further states that six other developmental neurotoxicants were identified: fluoride, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, manganese, chlorpyrifos, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and tetrachloroethane.
Fluoride Linked to Cancer
Fluoride has been linked to various forms of cancer and has been in our drinking water. It is different in comparison with the natural calcium fluoride, that is used in dental offices and drinking water supplies.
Across all of North America, fluoride is in the water supply, but in Europe, it is banned and is the case in many other countries.
ADHD and Other Mental Complications
In the report from The Lancet, the authors came up with a global prevention strategy stating, “Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must, therefore, be tested for developmental neurotoxicity.”
Included in the report, it was noted that neurodevelopment disabilities, including dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and many various cognitive impairments, are on the rise in millions of children around the world, in what is called a “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity.”
They further say: “To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate the translation of science into prevention, we propose the urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse.”
The report correlates with the 2013 findings that were found in a Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health.
It found that children who lived with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than children who live in areas with low levels of fluoride in their water supply.