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Major New 12 Year Study (US GOV Sponsored) Shows Pregnant Mothers' Fluoride Exposure Is Linked Directly To Lowered Intelligence (IQ) in Their Children.

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    Major New 12 Year Study (US GOV Sponsored) Shows Pregnant Mothers' Fluoride Exposure Is Linked Directly To Lowered Intelligence (IQ) in Their Children.

    The Fluoride Action Network today reported on a newly published scientific study that was sponsored by the US National Institute of Health, which looked at the effects of fluoride exposure on unborn children and monitored them during their formative years to assess any effects that the fluoride may have had on their measurable IQ levels.

    The results mirrored the results of several other such studies out of China and England, which show that consistently, children who encounter exposure to fluoride - from whichever source, whether it be toothpaste, fluoridated water or elsewhere - statistically embody a lower IQ level than those children who do not.

    This will not come as a surprise to those among us who have already done our due diligence research into the subject, since there is already a large body of work which exposes the neurotoxicity of fluoride and the damage it does to cellular biology. However, there remains a small army of ignorant and often arrogant 'professionals' who have never taken the time to fully assess the situation and who repeat ad nauseum that 'fluoride is safe and effective'. Having already debated with numerous such people and also witnessed many others who once were in that group actually backtrack and change their position once they had looked at ALL the data - I am already aware that those who support fluoridation are either lacking in understanding, in integrity or both.

    Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6–12 Years of Age in Mexico

    The summary of the study is here:

    Some evidence suggests that fluoride may be neurotoxic to children. Few of the epidemiologic studies have been longitudinal, had individual measures of fluoride exposure, addressed the impact of prenatal exposures or involved more than 100 participants.

    Our aim was to estimate the association of prenatal exposure to fluoride with offspring neurocognitive development.

    We studied participants from the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) project. An ion-selective electrode technique was used to measure fluoride in archived urine samples taken from mothers during pregnancy and from their children when 6–12 y old, adjusted for urinary creatinine and specific gravity, respectively. Child intelligence was measured by the General Cognitive Index (GCI) of the McCarthy Scales of Children’s Abilities at age 4 and full scale intelligence quotient (IQ) from the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) at age 6–12.

    We had complete data on 299 mother–child pairs, of whom 287 and 211 had data for the GCI and IQ analyses, respectively. Mean (SD) values for urinary fluoride in all of the mothers (n=299) and children with available urine samples (n=211) were 0.90 (0.35) mg/L and 0.82 (0.38) mg/L, respectively. In multivariate models we found that an increase in maternal urine fluoride of 0.5mg/L (approximately the IQR) predicted 3.15 (95% CI: −5.42, −0.87) and 2.50 (95% CI −4.12, −0.59) lower offspring GCI and IQ scores, respectively.

    In this study, higher prenatal fluoride exposure, in the general range of exposures reported for other general population samples of pregnant women and nonpregnant adults, was associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at age 4 and 6–12 y.

    Comment from Professor Paul Connett

    Here, Professor Connett makes absolutely clear that water fluoridation is a threat to our wellbeing and our future - it must end now.


    Wishing you well,
    Ura Soul