It is undisputed that fluoride can, at some level, be a neurological hazard said Judge Edward Chen in a federal lawsuit against the EPA on June 17, 2020. Chen held off his final ruling hoping the EPA would consider the new fluoride neurological evidence to lower safe water fluoride levels which was published since plaintiffs filed their first petition. The next trial date is December 10, 2020.
Federal Case No. 17-CV-02162-EMC, challenging water fluoridation safety, was brought by several environmental groups led by Food & Water Watch and the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) under provisions in the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). Plaintiffs argue that fluoride's neurotoxic harm to children presents an unreasonable risk and should not be added to water supplies, effectively ending artificial water fluoridation.
Representatives for EPA, CDC and FDA could not provide, in their testimony, any scientific studies showing fluoridation is safe. All agreed fluoride has no benefits prenatally
Unnecessary artificial fluoride chemicals are added to US water supplies in a failed attempt to reduce tooth decay in tap water drinkers.
The Judge also awaits the final report from the National Toxicology Program which reported, in draft form, that "Fluoride is presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans"
EPA admits that fluoride is a chemical with "Substantial Evidence of Developmental Neurotoxicity," but is haggling over the exact levels while our children pose as lab rats in this ongoing experiment.
At EPA's request, the National Research Council (NRC) reviewed fluoride toxicology data to conclude in 2006, "fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain." NRC advised EPA to reduce fluoride contaminant levels allowed in public drinking water supplies to protect health; but they didn't. Since NRC's review, hundreds more fluoride/brain studies were published. Several members of the NRC fluoride panel believe water fluoride levels should be as close to zero as possible.