Studies show fluoridated water linked to serious health problems
Ashley Jessica & Danny Lite
September 19, 2013
Hundreds of Toronto residents plan to peacefully assemble at City
Hall this Saturday, September 21st, 2013 to end water fluoridation in
Toronto, Canada. So far over 400 people have confirmed their attendance
on the Facebook page and over 1,000 have signed the online petition.
Toronto has been fluoridating its water supply for 50 years, and
currently uses hydrofluorosilicic acid, a toxic waste byproduct of
phosphate fertilizer production, to do so. Contaminated with arsenic,
mercury and radionuclides, this chemical has been shown to cause
leaching of lead from pipes into the water supply.
Over the past two decades, an expanding body of research has linked
exposure to artificially fluoridated water with serious health problems
including: cancer, thyroid dysfunction, skeletal and dental fluorosis,
and cognitive impairment. Furthermore, recent peer-reviewed research
demonstrates that exposure to fluoridated water may significantly lower
IQ in children, even in low concentrations (Choi, Sun, Zhang &
Grandjean, 2012; Ding et al., 2011).