With prominent scientists issuing warnings about the danger that fluoride poses to kids’ IQs and brains, it should come as no surprise that the American Academy of Pediatrics would issue some new guidelines.
It’s what those new guidelines say that are the shocker.
The AAP now wants pediatricians to start prescribing fluoride as soon as a child’s teeth come in!
But even this shameless, pigheaded organization can’t ignore all the evidence.
Its published paper also says that fluoride has risks. And then it talks about dental fluorosis.
Dental fluorosis can run from mild white streaks and spots on teeth to severe brown stains and teeth that can actually crumble away.
It comes from ingesting too much fluoride as a child. And it never goes away, no matter how much you brush and floss.
Before the addition of fluoride to water and its use in dentistry, it was almost never seen here. But now, rates of dental fluorosis are at a record high.
And that’s something even this pediatric group admits.
In the very paper where it instructs doctors to give fluoride treatments to babies, it also notes that over 41 percent of teens in the U.S. suffer from dental fluorosis!
Am I hearing this right?
It sounds like this group wants even more kids to have it.
But if fluoride’s harmful effects were just limited to dental damage, that would be bad enough.
This poison can also accumulate in places where you can’t see it. Like the bones, pineal gland and arteries.
And if pediatricians follow the AAP’s advice, the embarrassment of having unsightly teeth won’t be the only problem many of America’s kids will have to deal with as a result.
“Scientist says EPA safe water fluoride levels must be zero” Fluoride Action Network, September 2, 2014, prnewswire.com
“Fluoride benefits even the youngest kids, AAP says” Laird Harrison, August 25, 2014, Medscape, medscape.com