“There is very strong evidence that at exposures to fluoridated water occurring right now in the United States, children are being harmed.”
– Chris Neurath, FAN Research Director.
Fluoride Action Network Research Director Chris Neurath provides a summary of the updated draft of the National Toxicology Program’s systematic review of fluoride’s neurotoxicity to humans. Their review is one of the most comprehensive on fluoride’s neurotoxicity ever conducted and has reconfirmed that fluoride is “presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans.”
The rating of “presumed” is the highest confidence rating possible without doing a controlled human experiment, which would be unethical. Human experiments are not allowed for testing toxicity of a chemical.
The strongest studies used in the review, published since 2017 and funded by the National Institutes of Health, were conducted at exposure levels experienced in artificially fluoridated communities at the recommended 0.7 ppm. These high quality studies consistently found strong associations between loss of IQ or other adverse developmental neurobehavioral outcomes.
The NTP’s review was initiated in 2016 in response to a nomination from FAN. It is expected to be finalized early in 2021 and it will be up to FAN and our supporters to finish what we started, by using this groundbreaking review to call on regulatory and health agencies to cease fluoridation immediately.
More on the NTP Fluoride Review here.