by April Muir

June 2, 2015

There are a lot of unhealthy toxins in our tap water. Fluoride is definitely one of them. I know there is a lot of controversy about this, but after researching and writing this article, I am more convinced than ever that the adverse effects of fluoridated water are many; and not good for our health.

These facts are substantiated by very reliable sources – so you make your own decision. However, I will say that we, as a family, have chosen to eliminate fluoride from our water.

Health Effects of Fluoride

I recently came across this article regarding 50 reasons to beware of harmful effects of fluoride. It was written by Paul Connett PhD, at It smacked me right in the face.

“In September 2016, a total of 57 studies investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence. Over 40 studies investigated the relationship between fluoride and learning/memory in animals. Of these investigations, 50 of the 57 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ, while 45 animal studies have found that fluoride exposure impairs the learning and/or memory capacity of animals.
Fluoride Can Damage a Child’s Developing Brain

The human studies, which are based on IQ examinations of over 12,000 children, provide compelling evidence that fluoride exposure during the early years of life can damage a child’s developing brain. That scares me to death. I had no idea the negative effects of fluoride could be so far reaching.

After reviewing 27 of the human IQ studies, a team of Harvard scientists concluded that the effects of fluoride on the young brain should now be a “high research priority.”

Other reviewers have reached similar conclusions, including the prestigious National Research Council (NRC), and scientists in the Neurotoxicology Division of the Environmental Protection Agency. He summarized the results from 50 studies which found associations between fluoride and reduced IQ and provide links to full-text copies of the studies.

Are These Negative Effects of Fluoride Just a Fluke?

When considering their consistency with numerous animal studies, it is very unlikel