November 08, 2019
Here's something I missed; the much-lampooned opponents of floridation of water may well have been right after all.
According to new research children whose mothers drank floridated water when they were pregnant are more likely to, well:
Question Is maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy associated with childhood IQ in a Canadian cohort receiving optimally fluoridated water?
Findings In this prospective birth cohort study, fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years.
Meaning Fluoride exposure during pregnancy may be associated with adverse effects on child intellectual development, indicating the possible need to reduce fluoride intake during pregnancy.In the movie Dr. Strangelove the crazed Gen. Jack Ripper launches his nuclear wing to "protect our bodily essence" from the "commie plot' of floridation. Maybe Ripper wasn't so mad after all.
Ripper's failsafe code was a variation of POE which stood for Peace on Earth/Purity of Essence. His letter to the President ended with a plea to "protect our bodily fluids". Maybe Ripper was on to something?
Posted by: Dana Mathewson at November 08, 2019 03:09 PM (EHQ+i)
On the upside, my dentist told me kids don't get cavities anymore and it is entirely because of fluoridating water. So there is a major bonus.
But if it is making us stupid, is that a price we are willing to pay for good teeth? Especially since so many drink bottled water these days.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at November 09, 2019 07:33 AM (wIup9)
How to tell? It seems like there's fluoride in so much stuff these days. There's also a ton of sugar in everything.
Posted by: Dana Mathewson at November 09, 2019 12:01 PM (V1LVp)
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at November 10, 2019 12:03 PM (Ihhkc)
Posted by: Dana Mathewson at November 10, 2019 10:02 PM (SLw7P)
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