A landmark new study published in a prestigious government-supported journal has found a significant link between fluoride and lower IQ in children.
Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure have been linked to lower intelligence in children, according to the results of a new study.
In the eye-opening new peer-reviewed study, published on September 19, 2017, in the Journal ofEnvironmental Health Perspectives, researchers found strong evidence of a link between fluoride and lower cognitive function in children.
With an impact factor of 9.78, Environmental Health Perspectives is one of the most highly ranked journals in Toxicology, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Environmental Sciences.
The researchers found that “higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 6–12 y old,” according to the study.