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Fluoridated Amniotic Fluid

Contaminating Our Most Precious Bodily Fluid

Fluoridated amniotic fluid is a serious concern. When a baby in the womb swallows fluoride in amniotic fluid (up to 15 ounces per day), it not only increases fluoride levels in the baby's bloodstream, but fluoride's antibacterial effects may disrupt colonization and composition of bacteria in the fetal GI tract – adversely affecting neurological and immunological development.

In fact, a primary reason why pregnant women are encouraged to consume fluoridated water is to help "delay colonization of the infant oral cavity by cariogenic bacteria." – New Zealand's Chief Science Advisor

See pages 52-53 of Pregnancy and Fluoride Do Not Mix:
Fluoridated Amniotic Fluid

"Half the truth is often a great lie." – Benjamin Franklin

New Zealand's Chief Science Advisor:
"The effect of maternal intake on fluoride concentration in the amniotic fluid and fetal blood does not vary between intakes of 0.25 and 1.0 mg/day." [Ref. #57]

This is a great lie, because the other half of the truth was omitted:
The fluoride concentration in amniotic fluid was significantly higher when maternal fluoride intake was 1.25 mg/day. [Ref. #57]

Right after recommending that pregnant women consume 3 mg of fluoride per day, the Chief Science Advisor fails to mention that women who consumed less than half that amount had significantly higher levels of fluoride in their amniotic fluid.

Chief Science Advisor:
Health Effects of Water Fluoridation: a Review of the Scientific Evidence. A report on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. August 2014.

Reference 57:
Brambilla, E., et al., Oral administration of fluoride in pregnant women, and the relation between concentration in maternal plasma and in amniotic fluid. Arch Oral Biol, 1994. 39(11): p. 991–994.

Abstract: The aim was to measure the ionic fluoride concentration in maternal plasma and in amniotic fluid after oral administration of different doses of sodium fluoride (NaF) to 121 pregnant women. They were divided into six groups, according to the dose administered; 0 for the control group and 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00 or 1.25 mg of F- for the others. The subjects were instructed to take the corresponding NaF dose both 24 and 3 h before amniocentesis. Amniotic fluid (5 ml) and venous blood (5 ml) were obtained from each subject. Ionic fluoride concentration was measured with an expanded-scale potentiometer and a selective fluoride electrode.

The results showed that F- concentration in amniotic fluid and, presumably, in fetal circulation, was not significantly different in groups taking 0.25, 0.50, 0.75 or 1.00 mg/day of F-. The F- concentration in amniotic fluid of the 1.25 mg/day group was, however, significantly higher than in all the other groups.

Our Daily Dose film: End Fluoridation

the excellent short film by Jeremy Seifert