Two new studies published today again confirm the link between fluoride exposure and neurological damage.
The first study, funded by the US National Institute of Health and conducted by 14 researches from various universities in Canada, US and Mexico, found that mothers in Mexico with higher fluoride exposure during pregnancy were more likely to have children with symptoms of ADHD. This study was published in the journal Environmental International.1
The second study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that among 1,566 pregnant women in Canada, fluoride levels in urine were almost two times higher for women who lived in regions where the element was added to their drinking water compared to pregnant women in regions with non-fluoridated water.2
These fluoride urinary levels are similar to those that reduced IQ in offspring from last year’s Bashash et al, 2017 NIH-funded study.
These findings suggest that the Bashash results from Mexico City may be applied to Canada, the United States and Australia, namely that pre-natal exposure to fluoride has the potential to lower IQ in children and emphasises the completely erroneous response from the American dental Association that the 2017 Bashash study was not relevant to the US.
The findings of these two studies also provides yet another refutation to Australia’s NHMRC which continues to arrogantly claim that fluoridation is safe and effective.
Bashash M, et al, “Prenatal fluoride exposure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children at 6-12 years of age in Mexico City,” Environ Int. 2018 Dec;121(Pt 1):658-666. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.017. Epub 2018 Oct 10. Abstract available here.
Till C, et al, “Community Water Fluoridation and Urinary Fluoride Concentrations in a National Sample of Pregnant Women in Canada.,” Environ Health Perspect. 2018 Oct;126(10):107001. doi: 10.1289/EHP3546. Abstract available here.