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Has fluoride been classified as a neurotoxin?

No. Quoting user Yaverland from Reddit: This blog goes into great detail about the paper published by The Lancet. In addition to the point that "The Lancet" doesn't classify anything, rather ...
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Is fluoride an ingredient in Prozac and rat poison?

"Fluoride" is fluoride-containing compounds, such as sodium fluoride or sodium monofluorophosphate. Prozac aka the fluoxetine molecule contains fluorine atoms. The first "rat poison&...
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Is fluoride an ingredient in Prozac and rat poison?

The "poisonous" aspect has already been addressed, but what about that "pineal gland" claim? The pineal gland is located in the brain of vertebrates, and regulates sleep patterns through the ...
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Does using a fluoride-based toothpaste or fluoride-supplemented tap water lead to higher fluoride concentration in the pineal gland?

There is significant discussion of this issue in Fluoride in Drinking Water: Scientific Review of EPA's Standards (2006), particularly in chapter 8, Effects on the Endocrine System. This book is a ...
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Has fluoride been classified as a neurotoxin?

The Grandjean (China) studies could be not replicated in other countries using a lower standard of water fluoridation, particularly in New Zealand, which uses a similar level of fluoridation as the US....
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Does fluoride supplementation lead to girls reaching puberty at a lower age?

There is significant discussion of this issue in Fluoride in Drinking Water: Scientific Review of EPA's Standards (2006), particularly in chapter 8, Effects on the Endocrine System. This book is a ...
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Are cheap tea bags dangerous to your health due to high fluoride levels?

Q. 1: Are the findings in the study accurately reflected in the article? In the study, as described on Food Research International: Human exposure assessment of fluoride from tea (Camellia sinensis L....
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Does fluoride cause the body to absorb extra aluminum?

There does seem to be evidence that fluoride in water can aid the bioavailability of aluminum, at least in rabbits. "Al levels in tibia were significantly increased by the addition of F to the ...
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Are cheap tea bags dangerous to your health due to high fluoride levels?

Yes, fluoride is dangerous, if consumed in excess, of any source. But also no: real tea (that is made from Camellia sinensis plant, which has relatively high levels of fluoride) consumed in usual ...
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Has cessation of water fluoridation lead to a 90-200% increase in cavities in children?

Cannot confirm the above, but there are plenty of examples where cavities rates went DOWN when fluoridation ended, for example: Caries frequency before and after discontinuation of water ...
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Was Phyllis Mullenix fired after publishing research on neurotoxicity of fluoride?

She was dismissed, or her contract not renewed, because she was not successful in winning grant money. The substance of her challenge to that decision was based on discrimination as a female. Fluoride ...

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