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Hypothyroidism and anemia related to fluoride in dairy cattle
Health Warning: The Thyroid and Fluoride
There are four important lines of evidence that indicate fluoride interferes with the thyroid gland. This article briefly summarizes each of these four areas.
Fluoride’s Impact on Thyroid Hormones
Up through the 1950s, doctors in Europe and South America prescribed fluoride for this purpose in patients with hyperthyroidism. (Merck Index 1968). Fluoride was selected as a thyroid suppressant based on findings dating back to the mid-19th century that fluoride is a goitrogen (a substance that can cause goiter). When used as a remedy for hyperthyroidism, daily treatments of just […]
The Relationship Between Fluoride Exposure & Goitre in South Africa
As a general rule simple goitre, irrespective of the cause, can be very, or fairly, satisfactorily combated by an adequate increase in man’s daily iodine intake, except when the enlargement of the gland is due to the ingestion of excessive amounts of fluorine. The only correct solution to fluorine-induced endemic goitre is the removal of this element from the drinking water.
According to the National Research Council, “several lines of information indicate an effect of fluoride exposure on thyroid function.”