Neurotoxic: Drinking Fluoridation Chemicals Now Linked to Brain Harm and Cognitive Deficits; Document Filed to EPA
National groups file a groundbreaking Petition to the EPA demanding action to protect the public: ban artificial water fluoridation due to new scientific evidence of brain harm and neurotoxic risk, reports Moms Against Fluoridation.
A coalition of environmental, medical and health groups, including leading national nonprofit Moms Against Fluoridation (MAF), has served the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Petition calling on the Agency to ban the addition of artificial fluoridation chemicals to public water supplies due to the evidence-based risks that drinking fluoridation chemicals poses to the brain.
The TSCA Petition, which includes over 2,500 pages of supporting scientific documentation, claims that drinking fluoride has profound harmful effects on the brain that were never understood years ago when communities started adding the chemicals to the drinking water.
Now that science has extremely sophisticated laboratory tools and technologies, scientists are able to examine the brain in detail as never imagined decades ago. This Petition reveals broad brain changes from fluoride, ranging from IQ deficits, neuroanatomical and chemical changes, to the worrisome effects on the fetal brain.
“In times past when fluoridation was instituted, science only had the scalpel or basic X-ray technology, and we simply weren’t able to assess the brain in the way technology can today,” states MAF leadership.
The Petition was filed under TSCA, which authorizes the EPA with the ability to prohibit the “particular use” of a chemical that presents an “unreasonable risk” to the general public or susceptible sub-populations. The Petition argues the intentional addition of artificial water fluoridation chemicals now constitutes an “unreasonable risk” to citizens, and those risks have now been revealed by 196 new scientific studies included in the Petition.
A Decade of Increasing Scientific Concern:
Over 10 years ago, at the EPA’s request, the National Research Council (NRC), with taxpayer funding, reviewed fluoride toxicology and concluded in 2006 that:…..