Issue #187  March 17, 2014

Welcome to KnowYourThyroid.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone.

Today, Dr. Brownstein will explain the dangers to our health that having fluoride added to our water can create. This includes reduced thyroid function which can cause major health problems.



Water Fluoridation: A U.S. Public Health Disaster

By Dr. Brownstein

In 2014, Israel will end the process of fluoridating water.  Israel will join most of the other wealthy Western countries in not adding fluoride to the public water supply. In fact, over 97% of the population of Europe lives in a non-fluoridated area.

Why is Israel stopping the process of fluoridation of the water supply?  The answer is simple:  The Israeli health ministry realizes that there is no data that adding fluoride to the water supply has any health benefit and they understand that water fluoridation is harmful.

In response to the Israeli decision to end water fluoridation, Paul Connett, PhD, an expert on fluoride wrote, “Zealous fluoridation promoters try to convince the American public that ‘everyone drinks fluoridated water.’  But the opposite is true.  An overwhelming number of countries do not fluoridate.  In fact, over half the people in the world drinking fluoridated water live in the U.S. We are the odd ones out.” Fluoridation is an outdated, unscientific, failed public health blunder.”(1)

Over 60 years ago, in the U.S., water fluoridation was promoted in order to decrease the number of tooth cavities.  However, even 60 years ago, there were no studies proving that fluoridation of water would result in a decrease in cavities.  Now, 60 years later, there still are no studies showing that there is any significant tooth benefit from water fluoridation.  Data from the World Health Organization show that there is no difference in cavity rate between countries that do and do not fluoridate their water.

However, there are numerous studies showing the dangers of water fluoridation including an increased risk of osteosarcoma, arthritis, bone fractures, lowered IQ, cardiovascular disease, as well as tooth and skeletal fluorosis.  Fluoride poisons hundreds of enzymes in the body.

Studying the history of water fluoridation should lead any rational, thinking person to conclude that fluoridation of the water supply doesn’t make either scientific sense or common sense.

What can you do? If your city supplies fluoridated water, it is best to filter it out.  I suggest contacting Tom Lee who put a water filtration system that removes fluoride in my house and one in my office.  Tom has been in the water business for over 40 years.  You can contact Tom at:  248.318.1554.

More information about fluoride can be found in my book,

Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It

Note: I have no financial dealings with Tom Lee.