Fluoride linked to infertility, birth defects and low IQ

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(NaturalHealth365) Over 75 percent of America’s municipal water supply is now fluoridated. In general, our drinking water contains around 1 part per million (1 mcg/ml). Your body is generally able to eliminate about half of its daily fluoride intake, leaving the other half to accumulate over time. Chronic long-term exposure of couples to fluoride before conception and during pregnancy has been shown to negatively affect fertility and the health of future children.

Even if you have a water filter, you are still ingesting fluoride

In the agricultural and food industry, fluoridated water is used to water crops, wash produce, prepare chicken, and to manufacture all sorts of commercial cereals. The fluoride residue left on commercial produce and in packaged foods is often ten times higher than that found in water. (1) In addition to watering fields and processing food with fluoridated water, fluoride based pesticides are also being used to control pests.

The fluoride based pesticide cryolite (Kryocide®) is sprayed primarily on California-grown grape crops (and therefore is turning up in California wines). Unfortunately, cryolite is authorized by the USDA to be sprayed on crops labeled “organic”. (2)

Research published in Scientific American analyzed the amount of fluoride found in 10 common foods and drinks.

Fluoride content of 10 common foods and drinks: (3)

  • Brewed Black Tea — 3.73
  • Raisins — 2.34
  • White Wine — 2.02
  • Apple Flavored Juice Drink — 1.09
  • Brewed Coffee — 0.91
  • Tap Water — 0.71 (U.S. average)
  • Hot Dog — 0.61
  • Diet Coke — 0.60
  • Beer — 0.45
  • Milk — 0.03

What is dangerous for babies is even more dangerous to your future baby. For this reason, I strongly advise couples getting ready to conceive to use fluoride-free dental products and drink fluoride-free water before conception. (4)


Fluoride destroys enzymes and suppresses your thyroid (5)
Fluoride breaks apart enzymes, interfering with our cell’s ability to repair itself (DNA repair). The systems in your body that are the most effected by fluoride’s enzyme interference include: your immune system, your muscles, your connective tissue, your bones, and… your thyroid gland.

Fluoride displaces iodine in your thyroid gland. Without bioavailable iodine, your thyroid becomes underactive. People with underactive thyroid glands tend to gain weight. In 1955, the New England Journal of Medicine reported a 400% increase in the number of thyroid cancer cases in the years after San Francisco’s water began to be fluoridated. (6)

Blockbuster drugs contain fluoride

If you are currently on any of the following drugs and are planning on having a baby, I strongly encourage you to work with a wholistic doctor to transition safely off of any of the following fluoridated drugs:

Anti-fungal antibiotics

The hidden fluoride in your non-stick cookware
The non-stick Teflon chemical, PFOA, is a fluoride-based chemical, which is often used to coat aluminum cookware. This is known as the double-threat: aluminum and Teflon (with fluoride). Teflon was banned by the FDA due to a significant correlation between the chemical and birth defects, cancer, and nervous system disorders in both rats and humans. (8, 9)

Just how deadly is fluoride to the nervous system?
Sarin nerve gas (Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl-Fluoride), which is classified by the U.N. as a weapon of mass destruction, works in part by releasing lethal doses of fluoride gas. (10)

Fluoride suppresses fertility
When male rats were exposed to 2, 4, and 6 ppm of sodium fluoride in their drinking water, their testicles and prostate gland shrank in size. In addition, sperm counts plummeted and the sperm that were produced were dysfunctional. The concentration of protein in the testes (needed to manufacture new sperm) was also significantly suppressed. (11)


Fluoride exposure during pregnancy may suppress your future child’s I.Q.
Several research studies conducted in China clearly correlate fluoride exposure to low I.Q. in school children. (12, 13)

Fluoride exposure in the womb linked to psychiatric disorders
There is a correlation between sodium fluoride exposure during pregnancy and neurological and psychiatric disorders in children and adults. (14)

Low birth rate and birth defects linked to fluoride
In communities that are fluoridated, low birth rates are seen. (15) In fact, fluoride has been removed from various animal feeds, because of a high incidence of birth defects in their offspring. (16, 17)

About the author: Dr. Roy Dittman is author of Brighton Baby: A Revolutionary Organic Approach to Having an Extraordinary Child, a ground-breaking, three-book trilogy (first book due out in print in September 2012).

With over 30 years of experience in perinatal and longevity sciences, Dr. Dittman’s life-long commitment to transforming the way in which we conceive, birth, and raise children inspires couples to take action now to protect their future children’s destiny. You can follow him on Facebook, at BrightonBaby.com, and through his weekly blog on NaturalHealth365.com

1. Null G. Fluoridation: Medicating our water, Part 2. Townsend Letter, December 2010, p. 72.
2. Huff, Ethan A. Is there fluoride in your grapes? NaturalNews.com, August 9, 2012. Available online at https://www.naturalnews.com/036753_fluoride_pesticides_grapes.html. Accessed online August 9, 2012.
3. University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Scientific American, January 2008; p. 80
4. Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Unpublished Final Draft titled, “Priority Substances List Assessment Report, Inorganic Fluorides”, January 1994. Available online at https://www.fluoridation.com/skeletal.htm. Accessed online November 4, 2011
5. Dr. Barry Durrant-Peatfield, MBBS, LRCP, MRCS, Medical Advisor to Thyroid UK. The effects of fluoride on the thyroid gland. September 9, 2004. Available at https://rense.com/general57/FLUR.HTM. Accessed online September 2, 2012.
6. Alexander MJ. Occurrence of thyroid cancer in San Francisco. N Engl J Med July 14, 1955; Volume 253, pp. 45-51.
7. Index of Fluoridated Pharmaceuticals. Fluoride Toxicity Research Collaborative. Available online at https://www.slweb.org/ftrcfluorinatedpharm.html. Accessed online September 2, 2012.
8. Environews: The risks of nonstick. Environmental Health Perspectives, November 2003; Volume 111, Number 14, p. A753.
9. Mary Ashby Brown. Key teflon chemical: center lawsuits and debates. Litigation update. 6 Sustainbable Dev. L. & Pol’y 66 (2005-2006). Available online at https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/sdlp6&div=87&id=&page=. Accessed online September 2, 2012.
10. Jakubowski EM, McGuire JM, Evans RA, et al. Quantitation of fluoride ion released sarin in red blood cell samples by gas chromatography – chemical ionization mass spectrometry using isotope dilution and large-volume injection. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, July/August 2004; Volume 28, pp. 357-363.
11. Gupta RS, Khan TI, Agrawal D, et al. The toxic effects of sodium fluoride on the reproductive system of male rats. Toxicol Ind Health, October 2007; Volume 23, Number 9, pp. 507-13.
12. Xiang, et al. Effect of Fluoride in Drinking Water on Children’s Intelligence. Fluoride, May 2003.
13. Li, et al. Effect of excessive fluoride intake on mental work capacity of children and preliminary study of its mechanism. J West China University of Medical Sciences 1994; Volume 25, pp. 188-9.
14. Flace P, Benagiano V, Vermesan D, et al. Effects of developmental fluoride exposure on rat ultrasonic vocalization, acousting startle reflex and pre-pulse inhibition. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. June 2010; Volume 14, Number 6, pp. 507-12.
15. Freni SC. Exposure to high fluoride concentrations in drinking water is associated with decreased birth rates. J Toxicol Environ Health 1994; Volume 42, Number 1, pp. 109-21.
16. Pushpalatha T, Srinivas M, Sreenivasula Reddy P. Exposure to high fluoride concentration in drinking water will affect spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis in male albino rats. Biometals 2005; Volume 18, Number 3, pp. 207-12.
17. Donald Hillman, et al. Hypothyroidism and Anemia Related to Fluoride in Dairy Cattle. Journal of Dairy Science, March 1979; Volume 62, Issue 3, pp. 416-423.

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  • Barbara

    Thank you Blanche! This is the first article I’ve read revealing the amount of fluoride in common foods. Can the typical detox methods that work for heavy metals also work for Fluoride?

  • Barbara

    My apologies Dr. Dittman!

  • Peter Griffiths

    When the proposal was made to fluoridate the drinking water in Southampton England by the Strategic Health Authority I spent hundreds of pounds printing and leafleting homes in the target area seeking to educate residents to the dangers of this awful mandatory poisoning in the hope that they would rise up against this blatent tyranny.

    Out of the thousands of leaflets i personally delivered each of which contained my email address and phone number i received just one reply and this was from an agent provocateur seeking to establish if i would engage in criminality to support this worthy cause so i am forced to conclude that people are beyond help on this issue.

    God Help them because they cannot help themselves

  • TammyJ

    Too bad on Peter’s part in trying to stop something so dangerous to stop many health issues caused by fluorids in the water. People are complacent and don’t want another fight to battle. It’s too bad it wasn’t high on their. Needs list. I commend Peter for looking out for your neighbors safety.

  • Ambriel

    Please, I need to know … will the Berkey water filters eliminate the fluoride? Besides the 2 water filters with the Berkey, I also have 2 extra filters on top in addition to the fluoride and arsenic filters on the bottom, a total of 6 filters. Thanking in advance for this article and feed back. Much Love – AC

  • norma

    why is fluoride used? it benfits no one but alcoa aluminum on how to get rid of their waste products. how long can this go on?

  • michelle

    I have a distiller, from polar bear. That way there is absolutely no question about if I have eliminated the fluoride. We have had filters too, but this fluoride bypasses the cleansing process. Steam distillation is the only sure fire method.

  • Karen

    This is scary and I had no idea that fluoride was so dangerous!
    Another money making concept …. I taste corruption yet again. You can taste chemicals in tap water – it’s horrible. I do dilute juice though and I have to drink lots of it because of catheter problems,I could never drink it on its own.

  • Danielle

    i found out I was so high, it was the highest case the lab had seen in 5 years. NO WONDER. THankfully I am getting it out and switched to raw spring water in Maine…now black tea, that might be an issue, too.

  • Danielle

    but it makes me lose weight not gain weight.

  • Roy Dittman

    Peter, thank you for taking a stand to educate people on the dangers of fluoride. One of the things I did not mention, but all of us know, is that fluoride tends to make people both complacent and violent.

    My understanding is that most carbon block filters, and all reverse osmosis and distillation systems remove fluoride from drinking water. In order to remove it from bath water, you need a whole house pre-filter, which pre-treats the water coming into your home.

  • Jay

    The research I read from Dr Max Gerson’s clinic says you need 2 filter systems, a carbon filter followed by reverse osmosis to rid city water of fluoride.

  • Sandy

    I have a Berkey with two carbon filters and two fluoride filters and I know they remove the fluoride because just a few weeks after beginning to use the Berkey, my brain fog was lifting and I could walk, get up from a kneeling position and my legs no longer felt “stiff and tired”.

    I know this was from fluoride. I did use a reverse-osmosis system at my supermarket, but I had heard that that system also takes all the good stuff out too, like minerals. However, I did not start experiencing the leg stiffness until I stopped getting water from the reverse-osmosis system and started using a Britta filter, which I found is absolutely, totally useless.

    I don’t know much for sure. All I know is that the Berkey has saved my health.

    Thanks for reminding us about this deadly substance. I also soak all my fruits and vegetables in Diatamaceous earth, white vinegar and baking soda for at least a half hour–sometimes more. I also soak organics I buy and the veggies I grow myself, even though I don’t spray them. I know we are being bombarded with toxins in the chemtrails, so that ensures I am eliminating as much as I can.

    I think if you try, you can eliminate most of the toxins from your environment. You will never remove them all, but if you take care and do the best you can, I believe you have nothing to worry about.