Fluoridated Water during Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids

A new study from York University in Toronto, Canada, suggests that consuming fluoridated water during pregnancy can be connected with the lower IQ in children born to women who were exposed to this kind of water.Fluoridated Water during Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids

For the study, the data from 601 pairs of mothers and their kids across Canada were included. The age of children was 3 to 4 and 41% of pairs resided in areas with fluoridated tap water.

The researchers conclude in their paper: “In this prospective birth cohort study, fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years. Fluoride exposure during pregnancy may be associated with adverse effects on child intellectual development, indicating the possible need to reduce fluoride intake during pregnancy.”

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