New Study on Fluoride Shows No Benefits and Major Safety Issues

Posted By Dr. Mercola | December 20 2011 | 657 views

A research team is reporting that fluoride supplements do not reduce tooth decay in primary teeth, that they have only dubious cavity-reduction effects on permanent teeth, and that the health risks are little studied.  Fluoride supplements are frequently prescribed to children who don't live in communities with fluoridated water.

Fluoride supplements began being commonly used before FDA testing or approval was required for them.  The country of Belgium stopped selling fluoride supplements in 2002 because they can cause physical and neurological harm, and there is little evidence of any benefit.

PR Newswire reports:

“Despite growing scientific evidence that shows ingesting fluoride does not reduce tooth decay and can be harmful to health, including lowering IQ, it seems the CDC has convinced the Pew Charitable Trust to use its lobbying power and political clout to force more fluoride into Americans via the water supply, even where voters rejected fluoridation.”