When the editor-in-chief of a highly reputable American medical journal decided to publish a potential bombshell study from Canada hinting that pregnant women who drink fluoridated water risk subtly damaging their child’s brain, he braced for the blowback.
He worried anti-fluoridationists would sink their teeth into it and wave it as the definitive study, and that proponents of fluoride would trash it “because they just don’t want to believe the findings,” Dr. Dimitri Christakis, editor of JAMA Pediatrics said in an interview with the Post.
Well, he certainly called it.
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