The Latest Study to Link Fluoride Exposure with Lower IQ

One of fluoride’s effects is lower IQ, as dozens of studies have demonstrated and as new research in JAMA Pediatrics recently confirmed.

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pregnant woman drinking waterFluoride is an unqualified good for preventing tooth decay, suggest its defenders, and fluoridated water is the best means of delivering it to the most people, particularly those who lack access to regular dental care.

We have zero doubt that such folks mean well, but they also seem to overlook a critical point: All drugs ? and that’s what fluoride is considered when used in this way ? have “side effects,” i.e., effects other than the favored ones. (Here’s a quick overview of fluoride’s.)

One of those effects is lower IQ, as dozens of studies have demonstrated and as new research in JAMA Pediatrics recently confirmed.

Specifically, the study looked at the impact of fluoride exposure during pregnancy on the IQ of the mothers’ offspring. Over 500 mother/child pairs were included. Children’s IQ scores were measured at age 3 to 4.

In this study, maternal exposure to higher…

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