December 19, 2018
The Examiner of Alternative Medicine Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Fluoride and Mental Decay: Causation & Correlation
John D. MacArthur Fluoride and Mental Decay: Causation & Correlation ONLINE Sep. 11, 2019
Fluoridation Must End:
It’s important to minimize fluoride consumption, but this is very difficult because fluoridation chemicals (increasingly, waste products from China) are intentionally added to about 75% of US tap water.
An EPA-regulated “water contaminant,” fluoride now contaminates the nation’s processed food-and-beverage chain. Products produced in a fluoridated city still contain fluoride even if the label says, “filtered water” (unless specifically filtered by reverse osmosis).
The amount of fluoride we consume is unknown because manufacturers and producers still do not provide information on the fluoride content of commercial foods and beverages, even though in 2006 the National Research Council said they should do so. This extremely comprehensive report’s dozens of recommendations have been ignored, including:
“Studies of populations exposed to different concentrations of fluoride should be undertaken to evaluate neurochemical changes that may be associated with dementia. Consideration should be given to assessing effects from chronic exposure, effects that might be delayed or occur late-in-life, and individual susceptibility.”48
The annual cost of neurological diseases and disorders to American society is approaching $1 trillion. Even if ending water fluoridation reduced mental decay by merely 10%, it would not only be an incalculable benefit to millions of families. It would save $100 billion a year.
John D. MacArthur’s previous contributions to the Townsend Letter
include five reports: “Too Much Copper, Too Little Zinc, and Cognitive
Deterioration in Alzheimer’s Disease” (with George J. Brewer, MD), and
“Overdosed: Fluoride, Copper, and Alzheimer’s Disease” (October 2013);
“Fluoride and Preterm Birth” (November 2013); “Placental Fluorosis:
Fluoride and Preeclampsia” (May 2015); and “Prenatal Fluoride and
Autism” (April 2016).
Links to his other writings are at johndmacarthur.com.
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