Until maybe a couple years ago, I rolled my eyes at people raising the alarm about the health risks associated with fluoride as in toothpaste. But reading a bit here and there, I'm now convinced they were right. And in addition to the personal health risks, there seems to be growing evidence there's psychological health risks too.
"Fluoride and Aggression
The United States is in the wake of yet another horrific school shooting -another shooting carried out by another boy reportedly taking a fluorinated pharmaceutical, Prozac. Another fluorinated drug, Luvox, was reportedly taken by one of the shooters in the Columbine tragedy. Similarly, there have been reports from US troops that bizarre, psychotic, aggressive behavior has been observed in individuals after taking Lariam, which is a fluorinated antimalarial. According to a January 2004 article in the Archives of Internal Medicine, cholesterol-lowering statins have now also been linked to aggressive, violent behavior. Lescol, Lipitor, Baycol and Crestor are all fluorinated.
Baycol was removed from the market, following at least 31 known deaths from adverse symptoms.
Quite the opposite from America's ongoing lack of awareness pertaining to fluorides, fluoride toxicity has been well-known, studied and well-documented in other countries for almost a century.
Andreas Schuld, who is the founder of Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children headquartered in Canada (http://www.bruha.com/pfpc/), is considered by many at this time to be among the world's leading experts on fluorides. He states, "IG Farben chemists discovered that fluorides were potent anti-thyroid substances back in the 1930s.""
While correlation is not causation, we know for sure there are health risks associated with it. Now we simply need to find out whether in addition to physical risks, there are psychological ones as well.