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Fluoride Harms Children's Liver & Kidneys, new study shows

08-25-2006 11:56 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc

Fluoride in drinking water damages children’s liver and kidney functions, according to a new study in “Environmental Research” (1), reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF).

Xiong and colleagues write, “Our results suggest that drinking water fluoride levels over 2.0 mg/L can cause damage to liver and kidney functions in children.” Further, dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) can be an indicator of kidney function harm, they report.

Researchers grouped 210 Chinese children (aged 10 – 12 years old) by drinking water fluoride levels (averaging 0 .76; 1.47; 2.58; and 4.5l mg/L). Dental fluorosis rates, respectively, were 15%, 41%, 79% and 94%.

Blood serum and urine samples revealed:

-- fluoride levels increased as water fluoride levels increased

-- liver and kidney enzymes elevated, indicative of liver or kidney damage, in children drinking water with over 2mg fluoride per liter.

-- liver function can be damaged without dental fluorosis

“Dose-effect relationship between water fluoride levels and damage to liver and kidney functions in animals has been reported,” the authors write. However, this is one of the few to do so in humans. The liver and kidneys are especially susceptible to fluoride toxicity, they write.

Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President says, “2 mg fluoride daily is very often exceeded from food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and dental products. Clearly this is more evidence showing fluoridation is not only harmful, but unethical and immoral,” says Beeber.

To prevent crippling skeletal fluorosis, the Environmental Protection Agency set 4 mg/L as the maximum fluoride contamination of drinking water. But this doesn’t protect all Americans from all of fluoride’s adverse effects, according to a recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) fluoride panel(2)

After reviewing hundreds of studies over 3 ½ years, at least three scientists on the NAS panel recommend water fluoride levels be lowered well under 1 mg/L – the current level dentists claim is optimal to reduce cavities, and deliberately added to public water supplies.(3)

“Fluoridated water is also linked to thyroid dysfunction, bone damage and cancer in humans – even at 1 mg/L,” says Beeber. “Americans are guinea pigs for the country’s failed fluoridation experiment.”

More information about fluoride’s adverse kidney effects here: http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/kidney

References:

1) Dose–effect relationship between drinking water fluoride levels and damage to liver and kidney functions in children • ARTICLE
Environmental Research, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 10 July 2006,
XianZhi Xiong, JunLing Liu, WeiHong He, Tao Xia, Ping He, XueMin Chen, KeDi Yang and AiGuo Wang

http://tinyurl.com/l4hho

2) "Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards" Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11571.html

3) The 2nd Citizens’ Conference on Fluoride: A Summary, Fluoride Action Network

http://www.fluoridealert.org/conference/about.htm

NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
PO Box 263
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
http://www.orgsites.com/ny/nyscof
Paul S. Beeber, President & General Counsel, nyscof@aol.com

The New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation consists of physicians, dentists, legislators, lawyers, scientists, environmentalists and other professionals as well as mothers, fathers and others who contribute their efforts in a volunteer capacity to inform the public about fluoride’s/fluoridation’s harmful dental, systemic and cumulative effects. Our primary objective, ultimately, is to end the fluoridation of public water supplies. We are part of a national and international network of organizations that oppose water fluoridation.

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