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Choi and senior author Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health at HSPH, and their colleagues collated the epidemiological studies of children exposed to fluoride from drinking water. The China National Knowledge Infrastructure database also was included to locate studies published in Chinese journals. They then analyzed possible associations with IQ measures in more than 8,000 children of school age; all but one study suggested that high fluoride content in water may negatively affect cognitive development.

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The average loss in IQ was reported as a standardized weighted mean difference of 0.45, which would be approximately equivalent to seven IQ points for commonly used IQ scores with a standard deviation of 15.* Some studies suggested that even slightly increased fluoride exposure could be toxic to the brain. Thus, children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas. The children studied were up to 14 years of age, but the investigators speculate that any toxic effect on brain development may have happened earlier, and that the brain may not be fully capable of compensating for the toxicity.

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I, for one, can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2014-02-10 01:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

You have two job applicants. One has nice shiny teeth and is an A student. The other has a row of brown soft teeth where there aren't gaps, but has an A+ average. Who you gonna choose?

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-10 02:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

No wonder math majors all seem to have bad teeth.

#3 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-10 02:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does anyone here know how Fluoridation allegedly "prevents" tooth decay?

#4 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-02-10 02:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yes.

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2014-02-10 02:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

#4 Well there is a study by the American Chemical Society that says fluoride hardens tooth enamel, but no data on tooth decay rates.

All the tooth decay studies seem to show fluoride and non-fluoride rates too both be declining in tooth decay.

It's not to hard to google.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2014-02-10 03:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Doggone; and all this time I thought lefties were genetically obtuse.

#7 | Posted by matsop at 2014-02-10 03:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

If kids read this article, it'll lower their IQ by double digits

#8 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-02-10 05:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

Harvard study: flouridation reduces IQ in children by 7 pts

No it doesn't.

rwd

#9 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-02-10 06:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

Drink enough of that water and they become liberals.

#10 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-02-10 06:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

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You have two job applicants. One has nice shiny teeth and is an A student. The other has a row of brown soft teeth where there aren't gaps, but has an A+ average. Who you gonna choose?

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-10 02:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

The kid with the B average that didn't even apply, but is the child of a friend?

#11 | Posted by daniel_3 at 2014-02-10 07:40 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

the Egyptians, royalty & peasants, lost the enamel of their teeth from grit in their bread, a byproduct from the millstones used in the processing of their grain. it was a painful malady.

i was given tetracycline as a child before my permanent teeth came in. i still have my deformed, gray teeth though. lovely smile (my dad was of the non~litigious sort.)

regarding this topic, the chemical hexafluorosilicic acid is used to dose drinking water & it is a byproduct of fertilizer production. It is illegal to dump the chemical into the environment. Below is link of email correspondence between a concerned consumer of a municipal water supply dosed with hexafluorosilicic acid & the obstruction encountered in discovering its exact source & safety reguations of production (in the UK, i believe).

www.whatdotheyknow.com

#12 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-11 04:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'm very alarmed with the existing neurological dangers of fluoridation. Okay, so the molecules are attaching to enzymes used in bacteriological reproduction on enamel surface which can slow tooth decay from acids excreted, but this process also stops re-mineralization so teeth never get harder. Interesting.

#13 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-02-11 01:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

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