The United States government has finally lowered fluoride levels in drinking water for the first time in 50 years following research by Harvard and other institutions that high exposure to fluoride can lower your IQ and wreak havoc on your body.
It was around 3 years ago, after all, that the government actually backed the historic study by Harvard scientists on the subject of fluoride’s devastating effects on cognitive ability. As I detailed in July of 2012, authors published their conclusion online in the July 20th edition of the prominent journal Environmental Health Perspectives: a federal government medical journal stemming from the United States National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
In the research by Harvard, it is made even more explicitly clear just how toxic fluoride can be to the body. In a written statement, researchers state:
“The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas.”
Three years later, and we’re now seeing action by the government. As The Guardian reports:
“The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years…. Since 1962, the government has been advising water systems to add fluoride to a level of 0.7 parts per million for warmer climates, where people drink more water, to 1.2 parts per million in cooler areas. The new standard is 0.7 everywhere.”
While lower, these levels are still concerning. But with a possible ban on the horizon for Monsanto’s cancer-linked herbicides and top corporations being forced to remove dangerous additives from their products, perhaps fluoride may be next.