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Fluoridating water must end in Red Deer

Fluoride — the industrial poison that just wont go away.

A recently published Harvard University study has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.

In a 32-page report that can be downloaded free of charge from Environmental Health Perspectives, the researchers said:

“A recent report from the U.S. National Research Council (NRC 2006)concluded that adverse effects of high fluoride concentrations in drinking water may be of concern and that additional research is warranted. Fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in laboratory animals, including effects on learning and memory?”

To summarize: “Findings from our meta-analyses of 27 studies published over 22 years suggest an inverse association between high fluoride exposure and children’s intelligence. ... The results suggest that fluoride may be a developmental neurotoxicant that affects brain development at exposures much below those that can cause toxicity in adults. ...

“In conclusion, our research shows adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children’s neurodevelopment.”

Maybe our city council, who have supported water fluoridation, should be held legally responsible and liable for these facts. Class action lawsuit anyone?

Rob Blais

Red Deer

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