RUSH: So imagine my surprise, I’m doing show prep over the weekend, and I run across this headline: “Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ.” And then imagine my surprise after reading this, I found out in the comments that a lot of people believe it.
“A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have ‘significantly lower’ IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas. In a 32-page report that can be downloaded free of charge from Environmental Health Perspectives, the researchers said: A recent report from the U.S. National Research Council (NRC 2006) concluded that adverse effects of high fluoride concentrations in drinking water may be of concern and that additional research is warranted.” Of course it is.
“To summarize the available literature, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies.” And they found that “effects of fluoride on your brain include: Damage to your hippocampus, reduction in lipid content, exacerbation of lesions induced by iodine deficiency, impaired antioxidant defense systems.” In other words, you get stupider, your IQ plummets the more fluoride in your system. It’s back. The whole thing is recycling again, and it’s been given credibility here as having come from Harvard. And now people are glomming on to it. This is cutting-edge society stuff here, folks. Just want to warn that you may be hearing about this.