openPR Logo
Press release

Prominent Toxicologist Urges Communities to Stop Fluoridation – Citing Adverse Health Effects

05-15-2019 05:42 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Fluoride Action Network

“Risks of ingesting fluoride include lowered IQs and increased ADHD and hypothyroidism rates,” reports Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders and affiliate professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health in “Fluoride Ingestion: Connecting the Dots for Health,” (May 1, 2019).

He writes, between “2017 - 2019, high quality studies confirm lowering IQ at common [fluoride] exposure levels.” A 2006 NAS review determined that fluoride can interfere with brain functions. Since then, hundreds of studies in animals and humans validated that conclusion, he reports.

Additionally, fluoride is an endocrine disrupter known to lower thyroid function since the 1950’s, he reports.

Gilbert also authored the free ebook, “A Small Dose of Toxicology.”
The chemical typically used to fluoridate water, fluorosilicic acid, can be contaminated with lead and/or arsenic. Both neurotoxic without any safe ingestion levels, he explains.

“Unlike other drugs, fluoridated water has never undergone clinical trials to establish its safety and effectiveness. Fluoridated water is in a ‘black hole’ without any regulation,” he writes.

Drugs are prescribed by body weight. Kids eat, breathe & drink more than adults on a body weight basis. Effective toxicity is measured in units of mg/kg bodyweight/day. So, any given dose in mg/day will be worse for a fetus than an infant, worse for an infant than a child, and worse for a child than an adult. “child organ systems such as the brain and bones are still developing, making them more vulnerable to the toxic effects of fluoride,” he writes.

Gilbert writes, “There is no question that ingested fluoride can be detrimental to human health.” Discontinuing fluoridation “will greatly reduce fluoride ingestion.”

Further, Gilbert says fluoridation is unethical because

- Fluoride in water is used as a drug
- No informed consent
- Low-income families can’t avoid it
- Kids should be able to reach and maintain their full potential

Fluoridation is an environmental and social justice issue. Kidney patients, diabetics and the nutrient deficient are more vulnerable to fluoride and are more prevalent in low-income populations, Gilbert explains.

Fluoride Action Network Director Paul Connett, Phd says, “Dr. Gilbert joins a long list of prominent neurotoxicity experts (Philippe Grandjean, Howard Hu, David Bellinger, and others) who recognize that fluoride, like lead and mercury, has the potential to damage the developing brain. It is reckless to put fluoride daily into the drinking water of pregnant women, infants and children."

Dr. Steven G. Gilbert was recognized by the Society ofToxicology with its Public Communications Award for broadening the public’s understanding of toxicological issues.

“I was thrilled to receive this recognition because I believe that one of the most important things that toxicologists and public health professionals can do is to share their knowledge and scientific information about the health effects of chemicals as widely as possible,” Dr. Gilbert said.

Over 400 studies link fluoride to neurological effects - over 50 show fluoride lowers IQ See:
SOURCE: Fluoride Action Network

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) seeks to broaden awareness among citizens, scientists, and policymakers on the toxicity of fluoride compounds. FAN provides comprehensive and up-to-date information and remains vigilant in monitoring government agency actions that impact the public's exposure to fluoride

Fluoride Action Network
104 Walnut Street
Binghamton, NY
Director Paul Connett, PhD,

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Prominent Toxicologist Urges Communities to Stop Fluoridation – Citing Adverse Health Effects here

News-ID: 1740596 • Views: 596

More Releases from Fluoride Action Network

Fluoride and Organized Dentistry: Big Losers this Election Day
Fifty-three cities rejected fluoridation in referenda held in four states on November 4, 2008, according to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Lobbied by the Nebraska Dental Association and supported by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Nebraska legislature passed a law in April 2008, over the Governor’s veto, to require all Nebraska cities with populations over 1,000 to add fluoride chemicals into water supplies unless cities opt-out by 2010.
End Fluoridation, say 600 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists, and Environmentalist …
In a statement released August 9, 2007, over 600 dentists, physicians, scientists and environmentalists urge Congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted. They cite new scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks. ( Signers include a Nobel Prize winner, three members of the prestigious 2006 National Research Council (NRC) panel that reported on fluoride’s toxicology, two officers in
Fluoride Foes Win the Year - Scientifically and Politically
Fluoride, added to water supplies, is touted as a tooth decay preventive. Science increasingly shows fluoridation is ineffective, harmful and a waste of money. But the politics of organized dentistry keeps fluoridated water flowing. Last year, 2005, was a very successful year for the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and their affiliated groups for getting the truth out about the harmful effects of fluoride and bringing negative fluoride science to the
NYS Approves Pesticide Despite Unresolved Health Risks
Fluoride Action Network (FAN) urges the NYS Bureau of Pesticides to rescind their recent approval of a new food fumigant pesticide, sulfuryl fluoride, because serious health risks, raised by environmental groups, remain unanswered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a November 28, 2005 letter to Dow AgroSciences, Maureen Serafini, Director, NYS Bureau of Pesticides, approved sulfuryl fluoride (ProFume®) fumigant on all processed foods and a large number of

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Gilbert

Rugby Balls Market Booming Worldwide | Leading Key Players- Canterbury, Gilbert, …
HTF MI recently introduced Global Rugby Balls Market study with in-depth overview, describing about the Product / Industry Scope and elaborates market outlook and status to 2023. The market Study is segmented by key regions which is accelerating the marketization. At present, the market is developing its presence and some of the key players from the complete study are Canterbury, Gilbert, Mikasa, Tachikara, Club Pro, Mitre, Mitre, Optimum, Red Rhino
Global American Football Gear Market 2018- Gilbert International, Optimum, BLITZ …
The Global American Football Gear Industry 2018 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the American Football Gear industry. Firstly, American Football Gear Market report provides a basic overview of the American Football Gear industry including definitions, classifications, applications and American Football Gear industry chain structure. Global American Football Gear Market analysis is provided for the international market including development history, American Football Gear
Global Inflatable Ball Market - Lining, UMBRO, Canterbury, Baden, Gilbert, DIADO …
Global Inflatable Ball Market Report 2017 provides detailed analysis of Inflatable Ball market, enclosing detailed study of Inflatable Ball market for last few years and forecast up to year 2022. The Inflatable Ball market report analyses the global Inflatable Ball market from different angles to understand various factors impacting the global Inflatable Ball market. The reports enlightens the user with various applications, product type, end user of Inflatable Ball market. Moreover,
Global Rugby Balls Market Professional Survey Report 2017 - Canterbury, Gilbert, …
Albany, New York, June 26, 2017 : Recent research and the current scenario as well as future market potential of " Rugby Balls Market - Advanced technologies, Global Forecast and Winning Imperatives 2017 " globally. This report studies Rugby Balls in Global market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2012 to 2016, and forecast to
Mr. Gilbert Mennetret named General Manager of Grand Mercure Hongqiao
August 18, 2011, Shanghai – Mr. Gilbert Mennetret takes over Grand Mercure Hongqiao as the new General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager of Novotel Wuhan Xinhua in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A French Native, Gilbert Mennetret started his career with Accor Hotels group in 1978. With a love of art and culture, he spread his footprints across Southeast Asia in the past twenty year, including some of the most
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company Of Chicago Revives “The Sorcerer” After 15 …
Chicago, IL -- The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company of Chicago (GSOC) celebrates its 51st season with a rare production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s, The Sorcerer, a tale of love potions, magic spells, and misbehavior. Sorcerer opens Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. and runs through Sunday, March 13 in Mandel Hall at the University of Chicago. The GSOC last produced Sorcerer in 1996. This infrequently produced comic tale, which predates