For years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain. Extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies, but little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment. In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children. Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted.
Fluoride is something our body needs. Tap water is good for you because it is fortified with fluoride which helps make you stronger, particularly your teeth. Those that are deficient in fluoride may have more problems with their teeth and their bones. Fluoride deficiencies can lead to osteoporosis and other bond ailments