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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Daily Beast: Study Links Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy to Lower IQs
Taco John 03:42 PM 08-19-2019


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.”

About three-fourths of the United States drinks fluoridated tap water—which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared one of the 10 greatest public-health achievements of the 20th century because it dramatically reduces tooth decay.

A handful of earlier studies have suggested that prenatal fluoride exposure could affect neurodevelopment, but many experts considered those to be substandard.

The new study, vetted by the premier medical publisher in the U.S., is seen as more rigorous, although some experts found it unconvincing, saying the results were statistically borderline and the methodology was flawed.

“When we started in this field, we were told that fluoride is safe and effective in pregnancy,” said study co-author Christine Till of York University in Toronto. “But when we looked for the evidence to suggest that it’s safe, we didn’t find any studies done on pregnant women.”

They recruited 512 pregnant women from six Canadian cities and measured their exposure several ways: analyzing the amount of fluoride in their urine; looking at how much tap water and tea they drank; and comparing the fluoride concentration in the community drinking water.


Then, when the women’s children were 3 or 4, the researchers gave them IQ tests and crunched the numbers to see if they could find any trends.

“We saw an association between prenatal fluoride exposure and lower IQ scores in children,” study author Rivky Green said.

Specifically, they found a 1 mg per liter increase in concentration of fluoride in urine was associated with a 4.5 point decrease in IQ among boys—though not girls. Another translation: The boys of mothers with the most fluoride in the urine had IQs about 3 points lower than the boys of mothers with the least amount.

Although critics of the study pointed to the different results by gender as a red flag, when the researchers measured fluoride exposure by examining the women’s fluid intake, they found lower IQs in boys and girls. A 1 mg increase per day was associated with a 3.7-point IQ deficit among both.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fluori...ediatrics-says
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Beef Supreme 08:36 AM 08-21-2019
Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation
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AdolfOliverBush 08:53 AM 08-21-2019
I thought irrationally worrying about chemicals and "toxins" was a liberal tree-hugger thing, but I guess not. Maybe ignorance of basic science is what will heal a divided America. :-)
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Loneiguana 09:10 AM 08-21-2019
Originally Posted by Titty Meat:
Wish they could add loneiguanas cum to our water
With a water proof smart phone, everyone can donate to the local water supply while in the shower, if one can fit it in around heeling shit down the drain.

/nevermind, I'm on a septic
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RubberSponge 10:28 AM 08-21-2019
Originally Posted by Beef Supreme:
Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation
:-) :-) :-)

You are a dummy.

From your own link....

Originally Posted by :
Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay. Fluoridated water contains fluoride at a level that is effective for preventing cavities; this can occur naturally or by adding fluoride.
Again Wichita water is fluoridated. Some one should take away your vote just for the simple fact of how fucking stupid you are.
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Beef Supreme 10:34 AM 08-21-2019
From your own post.

Originally Posted by :
Fluoridated water contains fluoride at a level that is effective for preventing cavities.


Wichita water does not contain fluoride at a level that is effective for preventing cavities. Therefore it is not fluoridated. We voted in 2012 whether to fluoridate it or not.

You are trying way too hard to recover here.

Again, Wichita water is not fluoridated. Someone (one word) should take away your vote just for the simple reason that you are fucking stupid.
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True North 10:54 AM 08-21-2019
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
I thought irrationally worrying about chemicals and "toxins" was a liberal tree-hugger thing, but I guess not. Maybe ignorance of basic science is what will heal a divided America. :-)
Says the idiot who just used two examples of the most grasping theories in the history of science, to bolster their appeal to authority.

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neech 10:59 AM 08-21-2019
Originally Posted by RubberSponge:
Again Wichita water is fluoridated. Some one should take away your vote just for the simple fact of how ****ing stupid you are.

Originally Posted by Beef Supreme:
Again, Wichita water is not fluoridated. Someone (one word) should take away your vote just for the simple reason that you are ****ing stupid.

Only one can be right.
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mac459 11:02 AM 08-21-2019
I love the fucking internet.

Where arguing over trace amounts of fluoride in water, and the definition of fluoridated is so important that people argue around each other.
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neech 11:08 AM 08-21-2019
I want fluoridated water that way I don't have to brush my teeth anymore.
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AdolfOliverBush 11:33 AM 08-21-2019
Originally Posted by True North:
Says the idiot who just used two examples of the most grasping theories in the history of science, to bolster their appeal to authority.

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Both of those theories have more evidence to back them up than the theory that adding fluoride to drinking water causes lower I.Q.s in babies.
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True North 11:59 AM 08-21-2019
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
Both of those theories have more evidence to back them up than the theory that adding fluoride to drinking water causes lower I.Q.s in babies.
No they actually don't. It's all equally theoretical at this point and requires more data. That's the glaring problem with you cult of scientism drones. Declaring a scientific issue "settled", goes against the practice of science.

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AdolfOliverBush 12:38 PM 08-21-2019
Originally Posted by True North:
No they actually don't. It's all equally theoretical at this point and requires more data. That's the glaring problem with you cult of scientism drones. Declaring a scientific issue "settled", goes against the practice of science.

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Yes they actually do, and it's not even close. Climate change and the Big Bang are hypotheses, because there is scientific evidence to support them. I.Q.-lowering fluoride has zero scientific evidence to back it up, so it's closer to anti-vaxxer territory than anything resembling science.

It's no coincidence that most people who doubt science don't have a clue how it functions.
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True North 01:58 PM 08-21-2019
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
Yes they actually do, and it's not even close. Climate change and the Big Bang are hypotheses, because there is scientific evidence to support them. I.Q.-lowering fluoride has zero scientific evidence to back it up, so it's closer to anti-vaxxer territory than anything resembling science.



It's no coincidence that most people who doubt science don't have a clue how it functions.
Except for all the evidence that doesn't support these hypotheses. The big bang is so laughable at this point, that it resembles a belief and requires faith rather then anything resembling scientific evidence.

Yeah the climate does change, always has and always will. So there is evidence of the cyclical nature of climate on this planet. The question is, how much, if at all, are we effecting it? And what should be done about it?

It seems to obvious of a ploy for powerful people who desire a central world governing authority, to use the fear generated from climate alarmism, to justify and back door this apparatus.

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