Now Admitted: Fluoride in Drinking Water Reduces Intelligence

Scientific American now admits that fluoride in drinking water may reduce the intelligence of the drinker. To evade the impact of this admission, they misdirect readers to be concerned about wells in Maine rather than about any other drinking water in the United States that is contaminated on purpose by local governments.

Even though I think fluoride in drinking water could be a problem, let me first point out that article does not hint that there are any discrepancies in health between Main residents and other people in the United States. But how can we claim to be scientific if we don’t actually gather evidence of a real health problem?

But studies have found that fluoride can “reduce children’s IQs by an average of about seven points.” The studies did not track other harmful exposures that might be responsible for the change, but since studies were as far apart as Iran and China, there is a distinct possibility that fluoride is the culprit.

We are assured that this only comes from “high exposure.” This allows us to be directed to worry about those drinking from wells in Maine, because fluoride naturally seeps into their well water. “In some cases, the wells contain more than double the level that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deemed the acceptable maximum exposure level.”

OK, but how does that work? What if I live in a safe area but I drink triple the average amount of water? If overexposure to fluoride is so dangerous, then how can it be safe to drink it a lot? How can the government set a safe but effective level of fluoride that is safe for everyone no matter what their water drinking habits?

Fluoridating the water is, at best, stupid. In no other context in medicine would medical authorities ever suggest dispensing medicine without any guidance about proper dosage. Our governments have decided to force people to consume an industrial byproduct and a known toxin. And they are relying on all our water drinking habits to line up enough so that their “safe level” works for everyone. What could possibly go wrong?

Of course the so-called “Scientific American” makes totally fictitious claims to support our current regime:

In small quantities fluoride is known for helping to tamp down the blight of tooth decay; most municipalities in the U.S. add it to their water supplies as a public health measure. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes water fluoridation as one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.

Right. Here is a chart of many nations and their rates of tooth decay. tooth decay trends

Notice a trend line? Yet some of these nations fluoridate their water and some do not. Tooth decay is declining everywhere whether or not the drinking water is fluoridated. Here is another image that shows fewer countries so you can follow the lines more easily:

tooth decay trends 2

Yet the CDC boasts in this anti-libertarian policy of forced medicine as “one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.” I hope the other nine are really good because this one is a scam.

Giving people “medicine” against their will is un-American and unhealthy.