Fluoride Action Network

FAN’s billboard campaign to end fluoridation

Fluoride Action Network | July 2015

This billboard, designed by artist Donna Mayne from Ontario, Canada, will be displayed in several localities throughout Fircrest and Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington state, beginning on June 29.

Even though fluoride has been labeled a developmental neurotoxin, U.S. regulatory agencies and other promoters refuse to allow this potential harm to interfere with their blind promotion of fluoridation policy.

Developmental neurotoxins are capable of causing widespread brain disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and other cognitive impairments.  The harm is often untreatable and permanent.

When fluoride was labeled an endocrine disruptor in the 2006 landmark report on the toxicology of fluoride, published by the National Research Council of the National Academies, the reaction of all U.S. regulatory agencies involved in this issue was the same: zero response.

Their reaction didn’t alter in 2015 when two important studies linked fluoride exposure to ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and to underactive thyroid disorder.

The lack of reaction to the 43 published studies reporting an association of exposure to fluoride and reduced IQ in children has been deeply worrying.

One of the authors of The Lancet article, Dr. Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health noted:

“Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” Grandjean says. “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”