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Fluoride's ability to damage the brain is one of the most active areas of fluoride research today. Over 100 studies have found that fluoride exposure can damage the brain. This research includes:
Over 40 animal studies showing that prolonged exposure to varying levels of fluoride can damage the brain, particularly when coupled with an iodine deficiency, or aluminum excess;36 human studies linking moderately high fluoride exposures with reduced intelligence;16 animal studies reporting that mice or rats ingesting fluoride have an impaired capacity to learn and remember;12 studies (7 human, 5 animal) linking fluoride with neurobehavioral deficits (e.g., impaired visual-spatial organization);3 human studies linking fluoride exposure with impaired fetal brain development.
Based on this accumulating body of research, several prestigious reviews — including a report authored by the U.S. National Research Council and a meta-analysis published by a team of Harvard scientists – have raised red flags about the potential for low levels of fluoride to harm brain development in some members of the population.