What are fluoride’s potential effects on the brain?


Pro-fluoridationists will tell you there is no possible harm you need to worry about when in comes to fluoride’s impact on the brain. Anti-fluoridationists will tell you that fluoride is a clear and present danger to the brain. Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between.

Let’s start with the 2006 NRC Report. According to the authors:

“On the basis of information largely derived from histological, chemical, and molecular studies, it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain and the body by direct and indirect means” [1].

The Fluoride Action Network has produced a very useful database for all the relevant information on this topic. We suggest taking a look [2].

Basically, it all comes down to ‘margin of safety’ [3]. Mullenix also gives an interesting biochemical overview, for those interested in learning more [4].

[1] Neurochemical and Biochemical Changes, NRC
[2] Brain effects, FAN
[3] There is no adequate margin of safety, FAN
[4] The toxicity of water fluoridation, IAOMT

Author: AFA Mildura

Administrator, Anti-Fluoridation Association of Mildura

2 thoughts on “What are fluoride’s potential effects on the brain?

  1. If you have documentation of the ill effects of fluoride at .7PPm when you drink enough to pass that “margin of safety”. I would be interested to see the amount of fluoridated water required.
    You must have the scientific data

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