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Moms Against Fluoridation is collecting your fluoridation effects stories.

Were rigorous clinical trials investigating the safety for the entire population ever done? Did the Public Heath Service do clinical trials on the thyroid, cataracts, arthritis, fetal brains or gut health and stomach effects? The answer is deeply worrisome.

What government agency collects or monitors adverse effects from water fluoridation?

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Ian P., scientist from the United Kingdom

dental fluorosis

I and other boys suffered from several - at the time unexplained - adverse health consequences that clearly resulted from our ongoing consumption of the water supply installed for over 60 years at our well known English boarding school. It came from a reservoir that supplied all the boarding houses, and...

Coolvyakti, Engineer from NC

dental fluorosis

I have two kids, who have been medicated with fluoride via our drinking water supply for almost all their young lives. They don't yet show advanced dental effects, but I do notice some pitting on their teeth. However my bigger concern is what damage it has done to them internally? How is their IQ getting...

Joy H., mom and RN-MSN from Washington

dental fluorosis

My daughter Casey's teeth were damaged by fluoride, a condition referred to as fluorosis. The mottled brown spots not only damaged her teeth by leeching calcium from them but also affected her bone health. I have since done extensive research on the dangers of adding fluoride to drinking water and how it...

C. A. Clinch, science writer from Waterloo, Ontario

dental fluorosis, thyroid

All of my nieces and nephews have dental fluorosis or white mottled teeth from over-exposure to fluoride. Because drinking water is the single largest source of fluoride for most individuals in North America, it is obvious that eliminating this fluoride source will save taxpayers money and reduce...

Robert and Joan Ross, parents from New York

dental fluorosis, thyroid

In 1973, while we were living in south Florida, my three-year-old daughter developed fluorosis... In 1974, we moved to White Plains, New York. Since that water was also fluoridated, we drank only bottled water. I became active in fighting water fluoridation when we moved to Albany. In 1992, I...

LK, mom from Minnesota

dental fluorosis

Before I knew fluoride was bad for people, I made the mistake of using Nursery Water to mix up my daughter's baby formula. When her permanent teeth started coming in I noticed that they had lighter white patches on them. The dentist said it was from fluoride. Now my daughter's teeth are permanently...

Diane S., mom and artist/homemaker from Missouri

dental fluorosis

I first learnt about fluoride toxicity when I asked our dentist why the surface of my son's teeth looked blotchy. He made light of it. I don't remember if he at that timed gave it a name but I soon learnt that it was what he would call mild fluorosis. As I said he made light of it and even disregarded the...

A. Terpstra from Toronto, Canada

dental fluorosis

I am one of the guinea pig kids of Grand Rapids fluoridation experiment 1945-55. The claims of fluoridation's safety and benefits are fraudulently made by denying harm to vulnerable children. Our cohort was the first in history to get dental fluorosis by government order. We were dropped from the follow up...

Janet P., retired teacher and grandmother from Florida

dental fluorosis

This is a story of my 11 year old grandson who was born with neurofibromytosis 1, a genetic disease with the possibility of contracting numerous tumors as he matures. these could be fatal. All his deciduous teeth erupted with severe dental fluorosis. They were crumbling and decaying despite regular,...

Paulette, housewife from Georgia

joints/skeletal/fibromyalgia, thyroid Fluoride has just about killed me, i have fibromyalgia, i hurt all over & have spots on my thyroid, they put fluoride in our water in 1999 and almost overnight i started having health problems,... unless we get rid of this poison we have no hope for good health, i was a very healthy...

Richard W., violin maker from Arkansas

I am not or have never been an “anti-fluoride “ activist. I have a medical background and many years ago I was familiarized, mostly against my own interest or desire, with the body of literature pertaining to fluoridation. The topic had not entered my mind for 15 years, until I saw recently where my water is going to be treated...

David, Care Giver from Washington DC

diabetes

In addition to being one of the top 5 carcinogens on our planet,fluoride is an iodine antagonist.This means it blocks the iodine receptors so iodine can't get absorbed.Combine this w/the reality that 80% of americans are iodine depleted and the result includes obesity: since 44 metabolic functions in the body...

S. Fox, mom from New Zealand

dental fluorosis

My first-born boy was breast-fed for about four weeks; my second was bottle-fed from birth. We live in Wellington which has a 1 ppm addition of fluoride to our water supply. When their second teeth came through their school dental nurse exclaimed that they must have eaten a whole lot of toothpaste as toddlers...

Kimberly M., mom and Home Manager from Tennessee

eczema/skin problems My youngest daughter has had severe eczema ever since she was a baby. For years we tried every type of cream and steroid available to help alleviate her pain. Her skin was often infected and bathing and swimming were painful for her. I heard about the effects of fluoride in a documentary I watched and decided to remove it from her...

B.A. from Hawaii

Because I am disabled with MCS which is supposed to be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act, water fluoridation has been a barrier to my civil rights. I cannot shower in it, eat anything cooked or washed in it, never mind drink it. I cannot travel to visit family and friends who live in fluoridated communities. To...

Chuck, dad and advertising professional from Massachusetts

A few years ago, my young son had some strange white splotches on his front teeth. I asked his dentist what it was, and she told me it was probably a trauma of some sort. As I did more research, I noticed that we were living in an area that added fluoride to the water. I eventually found out, through years of research, that my...

Gretchen, mom and Office Manager from Washington

dental fluorosis

I have very personal reasons for hating fluoridation because I poisoned my son when he was an infant by giving him a daily prescribed dose of fluoride drops. I was being a good mom, protecting his teeth, or so I thought, because our water was not fluoridated. He had classic symptoms of fluoride poisoning...

Mary, mom from Kansas

dental fluorosis

Their teeth just are brownish like so many others around me, people are just accepting it it is sad and most do not know why...

Dawn V., mom and nutritionist from Texas

thyroid

I have 5 children all of whom have diagnosed thyroid disease. My husband and I also have diagnosed thyroid disease. There is no family history for our thyroid disorder. We believe that the fluoride in the water has interfered with the necessary absorption of iodine leading to a ruined thyroid gland. Iodine is...

N.L., IT professional from Massachusetts

eczema/skin problems

My son has/had severe eczema ...along with many other health issues. We could not get the eczema under control... In my research to find a natural alternative I stumbled onto a website that stated that fluoride increases the severity of eczema. The site was owned by a gentleman who suffered from...

Marcie P., mom and LVN nurse from California

eczema/skin problems, thyroid

I discovered the issues with fluoride when my daughter and I developed chronic eczema. The dermatologist said that our rashes were caused by something environmental. We wash our hands regularly, as I am a nurse and so I'm faithful about it, and demand that of my children. After much research I...

Jennifer H., teacher from California

I do have some evidence of fluorosis on one of my front teeth. I was forced to take fluoride pills when I was younger, because the dentist we went to, (we were living in Europe at the time,) warned my parents that the water in Holland wasn't fluoridated, like it was in the U.S.A. Now that tooth has to be bonded every few...

Stephanie, mom from Maine

joints/skeletal/fibromyalgia, women's issues

For seven years while I was either pregnant or nursing, I drank huge amounts of water. I thought my home filter took out the fluoride, and my town fluoridated the water an average of 1.5 ppm. I went into early menopause and developed joint pain--both for unknown reasons. I...

Laura M., mom from Texas

"My daughter was breastfed for the first 2 years of her life. She never received infant formula with water. Her toothpaste does not contain fluoride and she has never received fluoride treatments of any kind. She is currently 3, almost 4, and is a big water drinker. She drinks filtered water throughout the day and has...

Ms. RS, mom from Florida

As a mother of two, and someone who cares deeply about what I put in my body and my children’s bodies, it is extremely upsetting to know that there is an abundant amount of fluoride in drinking water. The worst part is that so many people do not know this, until it is too late. I fully support momsagainstfluoridation.org and its...