Out of 85 human studies, 76 have found a lowering of IQ associated with fluoride exposure.
The world’s premier pediatric journal (JAMA Pediatrics) has published a new government-funded study, Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring, confirming our worst fears, linking exposure to fluoridated water during pregnancy to lowered IQ for the developing child.
Making the publication of this study even more impactful is that it is accompanied by an editor’s note, a podcast featuring the journal’s editors, and an editorial from world-renowned neurotoxicity expert Dr. David Bellinger. This reaction by the JAMA editors shows just how important the study is, as most studies in their journal don’t receive this treatment.
The editors express how “very concerning” and “startling” the evidence is against fluoridation, and how the neurological damage is “on par with lead.” They praise the high quality of this study, and call for additional NIH funding of more fluoride research …… see more.
The actual study Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring.
JAMA Pediatatrics editor’s note JAMA Pediatrics and JAMA Network Open Resourcing Journal editors’ Podcast and Transcript.
World-renowned neurotoxicity expert Dr. David Bellinger editorial
Interviews with lead author Christine Till on Canadian TV
According to the Washington State Department of Health, there are NO peer reviewed studies that suggest that fluoride is safe during pregnancy.
Altmetrics provides details about the coverage a study is getting from all sources. As at 25th August 2019, this study had a metric of 1843 which put it in the top 5% of cited/mentioned studies published in JAMA Pediatrics.