The neurotoxicity of Fluoride in the US water supply


New Research had come to light that reveals that Fluoride is a neurotoxin that has the potential to lower IQ points by 7 across the population.  The monetary effects of this drop would between $5.3 trillion and $6.55 trillion in total lost income for the United States.

The original study guidelines were put forward by the National Toxicology Program in 2015.  There were 5 peer review processes between 2019 and 2022.  In June 2022, the US Government put the report on ‘hold.’   The report was finally released to the public in March 2023 after legal motions, subpoenas, extensive negotiations, and a court order.

The National Toxicology Program is part of the  Department of Health and Human Services.  It is nestled under the department of National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.

This is a significant impact on our economy.   Here are some facts:

1.      Fluoride in our drinking water comes from toxic waste in Phosphate fertilizer manufacturing.  (fluorosilicic acid)

2.      People living near these fertilizer plants have double the cases of leukemia and lung cancer than other parts of the state.

3.      This liquid waste product contains 19% fluorine.

4.      The EPA and US Public Health Servicer waived all testing procedures while encouraging cities across the nation to add this product to our drinking water.

5.      The fluorosilicic acid also is contaminated with:

a.       Arsenic

b.      Cadmium

c.       Mercury

d.      Lead

e.       Sulfates

f.       Iron

g.      Phosphorous, and

h.      Radionuclides

6.      There is this DISCLAIMER found on the Material Data Safety Sheet that states: “no responsibility can be assumed by the vendor for any damage or injury resulting from abnormal use, from any failure to adhere to recommended practices or from any hazards inherent to the product.”

7.      DISCLAIMER from EPA (1997)  “In the United States, there are no Federal safety standards which are applicable to additives, including those used in fluoridating drinking water.

Just 7 IQ points does not seem significant until you consider:

1.      The number of intellectually disabled people would jump from 6 million to 9.5 million.

2.      The number of gifted and talented people would drop from 6 million to 2.4 million.

Seeing this information, one would probably ask, why is this such a big deal?    Why don’t we just stop putting fluoride in the drinking water?  The two year delay in the release of this report was due to legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN)   The FAN seeks to ban fluoride from the US public water supply. For the answer to this question, we need to follow the money.

1.      The chemical waste water from phosphate fertilizer is a huge costly disposal problem for the manufacturers.

2.      The 2022 market for fluorosilicic acid (used in 75% of US public water supply) was $1.1 billion.  It is expected to increase to $1.51 billion by 2023.

What can we do?  We can go to our state representatives and to our federal representatives, both congress and senate and demand that this information be considered in our public health policy.  It is up to us, the mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts and uncles to protect the IQ points of ourselves and our children.

Until next time,


Dr. Polly