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Responses To Fluoride Study Flood In From All Over The Globe

August 28, 2019
by ADA News

Alongside organizations and publications around the world, the ADA on Aug. 19 issued a press statement in response to widespread media interest in a study that suggested an association between higher prenatal fluoride exposure and lower IQ scores in children 3-4 years of age.

“The American Dental Association remains committed to fluoridation of public water supplies as the single most effective public health measure to help prevent tooth decay,” according to the ADA statement. The Association also noted that this commitment is shared by the World Health Organization, U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics.

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1 Comment » for Responses To Fluoride Study Flood In From All Over The Globe
  1. Media says:

    Criticism of fluoride/IQ study are Unfounded

    Critics claim: “It is only one study.” The truth is that over 50 studies have found a lowering of IQ associated with fluoride exposure including another high-quality US-government funded study (Bashash et al., 2017) using similar methodology as the JAMA study. (Also, Thomas et al. 2018 Occupational & Environmental Medicine; Valdez Jiménez et al. Neurotoxicology 2017 and Li et al Fluoride 2008)

    Critics claim: “It doesn’t prove cause and effect.” No epidemiological study can. However, over 400 animal and cell studies underline the JAMA study’s biological plausibility.

    Critics claim: “A loss of 3-4 IQ points is not enough to be concerned.” This is a predicted average drop for the whole population – such a shift could dramatically reduce the percentage of very bright children and increase the number of mentally handicapped.

    Critics claim: “Loss of IQ cannot be sex-related.” This claim ignores what the authors state about these sex differences. Christine Till the lead author responds to this and other criticisms in an interview on Canadian TV

    Contradicting other claims, the mothers were not exposed to high fluoride levels and the study did control for lead, mercury, manganese, perfluoro-octanoic acid, and urinary arsenic.

    Claims that thousands of studies show fluoridation is safe are not true. In fact, public health has been negligent about examining the health of people living in fluoridated communities.


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