Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQs



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Posted by Ed 2 mths ago
Study Links Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy to Lower IQs
 
The findings could undermine public-health messaging, fuel conspiracy theorists, and give pregnant women something else to worry about.
 
An influential medical journal published a study Monday that links fluoride consumption during pregnancy with lower childhood IQs—a finding that could undermine decades of public-health messaging, fire up conspiracy theorists, and alarm mothers-to-be.
 

The research was expected to be so controversial that JAMA Pediatrics included an editor’s note saying the decision to publish it was not easy and that it was subjected to “additional scrutiny.”

 

“It is the only editor’s note I’ve ever written,” Dimitri Christakis, editor in chief of JAMA Pediatrics and a pediatrician, told The Daily Beast. “There was concern on the journal’s editorial team about how this would play out in the public eye and what the public-health implications would be.”
 
 
 https://www.thedailybeast.com/fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-linked-to-lower-iqs-study-published-by-jama-pediatrics-says 

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Ed 2 mths ago
ISRAEL HAS OFFICIALLY BANNED FLUORIDATION OF ITS DRINKING WATER
 
On Tuesday of this week (Aug. 26), Israel officially stopped adding fluoride to its water supplies. The decision has "been lauded by various rights groups, but criticized by many in the medical and dental communities as a serious mistake," as the Times of Israel put it.

The tasteless, colorless chemical is put into water for the purpose of reducing cavities, but critics say that it amounts to mass medication, and forces people to consume the substance whether they want to or not.
 
 https://www.newsweek.com/israel-has-officially-banned-fluoridation-its-drinking-water-267411
 


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