New evidence shows we need to protect kids’ developing brains from fluoride.
The debate on the fluoridation of drinking water—one of the most polarized, long-running, and high-decibel controversies in public health—has been reignited.
Last week, the U.S. National Toxicology Program released a systematic review of all published studies evaluating the potential neurotoxicity of fluoride.
Its conclusion was that “fluoride is presumed to be a cognitive developmental hazard to humans.”
Right now around 75% of Americans on community water systems have fluoride in their tap water. Water is the main route of fluoride exposure for these people.
Given the weight of evidence that fluoride is toxic to the developing brain, it’s time for health organizations and regulatory bodies to review their recommendations and regulations to ensure they protect children and pregnant women now.