Either way, “It’s a potential bombshell,” says Philippe Grandjean, an environmental health researcher at Harvard University who wasn’t involved in the work.
Why is it a bombshell? given other studies have shown the same results?
Because these scientists fear industry pressure and funding strangulation. Since I found this research I have duck-duck-go searched multiple articles and they are all laced with ‘controversial study’ and ‘too early to start making claims about neurotoxicity, based on one study’, yet this is not the first, there are multiple studies.
In this study, higher prenatal fluoride exposure, in the general range of exposures reported for other general population samples of pregnant women and nonpregnant adults, was associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at age 4 and 6–12 y.
It is concluded that IQ level was negatively correlated with fluoride level in drinking water. Factors that might affect children’s IQ need to be considered, and it is necessary to devise solutions for preventing the harmful effects of excessive intake of fluoride ion to the body.
Children residing in areas with higher than normal water fluoride levels demonstrated more impaired development of intelligence. Thus, children’s intelligence may be affected by high water fluoride levels.
Children’s intelligence and growth can be affected by high concentrations of As or fluoride.
ChooseLife Notes : Bombshell to who exactly?