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UK Against Fluoridation

Sunday, August 09, 2015

How Fluoride in Drinking Water may Trigger Depression

Moses Chukwu August 8, 2015
Prior to this development, various health organisations have advocated for the adoption of fluoride as a way of improving dental health. Thus, the usage of fluoride in drinking water, toothbrush and paste is common, because there were no concrete evidence to prove its harmful effects on human health.

A team of scientists at the University of Kent released a report, detailing the harmful effect of fluoride on mental health i.e how it causes depression, fatigue, aching muscles and weight gain.
Fluoride, as a natural mineral found in water, fish and tea; help in maintaining enamel’s resistance to bacteria. It is however believed to affect mental health negatively, by inhibiting the body’s ability to produce iodine, which is needed for a healthy thyroid gland, as suggested by the
“Underactive thyroid is a particularly nasty thing to have and it can lead to other long term health problems. I do think councils need to think again about putting fluoride in the water. There are far safer ways to improve dental health,” said Professor Stephen Peckham, Centre for Health Service Studies; who is also the lead author.
According to the research which was carried out in England and published in the British medical Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Medical records of 7,935 GP practices were compared, and scientists found out that, patients had considerably higher rates of underactive thyroid in practices situated in areas where water fluoridation levels were 0.3 mg/l or higher.

Scientists from University of Kent concluded, fluoride in drinking water causes thyroid problems, a health complication that is linked to depression, fatigue and weight gain; and subsequently encourage authorities to puts halt on water fluoridation.


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