MEDIA

Health authorities have promoted community water fluoridation for the past 75 years to reduce dental caries. The safety of fluoride in vulnerable populations, like pregnant women and infants, however has not been studied until recently. This video describes the history of water fluoridation and presents recent research that found fluoride is toxic to the developing brain.

Dr. Christine Till presents some of her research on fluoride and the developing brain to the Rotary Club of Calgary.

PRESS

NORTH AMERICA

YFiles:

https://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2022/01/13/research-will-help-determine-the-safety-of-chronic-fluoride-exposure-in-developing-brains/

Nature:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02924-6

Buzzfeed:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhisubbaraman/fluoride-water-iq-kids-debate

TIME:

https://time.com/5656476/is-fluoride-in-water-safe/

Yahoo:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/fluoride-drinking-water-safe-study-185623150.html

 

National Post:

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/study-finds-association-between-fluoride-in-water-and-lower-iq-in-children

 

https://nationalpost.com/health/its-just-one-study-why-experts-say-its-not-time-to-give-up-on-fluoridation

 

CTV Feature:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/higher-fluoride-levels-during-pregnancy-may-be-linked-with-lower-iq-scores-in-kids-study-1.4555550

 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1757511

 

Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/08/19/study-raises-questions-about-fluoride-childrens-iq/?noredirect=on

The Press Democrat:

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/9927848-181/study-raises-questions-about-fluoride

 

Fox:

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/controversial-study-links-drinking-fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-to-lower-iq-in-children

 

The Globe and Mail:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-experts-challenge-study-suggesting-children-exposed-to-higher-levels/

 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-fluoride-wont-make-you-dumber-but-the-debate-about-its-safety/

 

Reuters:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-pregnancy-fluoride/study-prompts-call-for-lower-fluoride-consumption-by-pregnant-women-idUSKCN1V91C5

Newsmax:

https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/study-fluoride-pregnant-women/2019/08/19/id/929045/#ixzz5x48WJG00

 

NPR:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/08/19/752376080/can-maternal-fluoride-consumption-during-pregnancy-lower-childrens-intelligence

 

Science Mag:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/08/drinking-fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-may-lower-iq-sons-controversial-study-says

 

The Scientist:

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/fluoride-exposure-during-pregnancy-linked-to-lower-iq-in-sons--66306

CNN:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/19/health/fluoride-neurotoxin-canada-study/index.html

KXLY:

https://www.kxly.com/lifestyle/health/study-raises-questions-about-how-fluoride-affects-childrens-development/1111226164

Action News Now:

https://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/554593582.html

KTLA:

https://ktla.com/2019/08/19/study-links-fluoride-consumption-during-pregnancy-to-lower-iq-in-children/

ABC:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-08-20/study-linking-fluoride-to-childrens-iq-draws-criticism/11428512

WMTW:

https://www.wmtw.com/article/study-finds-consuming-fluoride-while-pregnant-might-lower-child-s-iq/28751588

13 On Your Side WZZM:

https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/health/study-increased-levels-of-fluoride-exposure-in-pregnancy-causes-low-iq-levels-in-children/69-22b7f5ed-99a1-49c5-81da-72e5953f7c15

 

MSN:

http://delivery.vidible.tv/video/redirect/5d5afc6dd21f1a5c14e70583.mp4?bcid=56603651bbe5bf10d057f868&w=1280&h=720&enc=mp4

 

World Health.Net:

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/drinking-fluoridated-water-while-pregnant-may-be-linked-lower-iqs/

 

Medscape:

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/916977

 

Chicago Tribune:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-hlth-fluoride-pregnancy-0828-20190822-dh23pwctfbexdkepk7tpgjo25a-story.html

 

Philadelphia Inquirer:

https://www.inquirer.com/health/fluoride-water-safety-babies-brain-neurotoxin-cdc-20190819.html

 

Daily Beast:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-linked-to-lower-iqs-study-published-by-jama-pediatrics-says

 

Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2019/08/20/fluoride-and-iq-what-is-the-link-what-this-study-says/amp/

 

Medical Research:

https://medicalresearch.com/mental-health-research/could-prenatal-fluoride-exposure-lower-iq-scores/50910/

 

USA Today:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/19/fluoride-exposure-pregnancy-linked-childrens-iq-scores/2049355001/

 

MedPage:

https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/pregnancy/81672

Healthline:

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/can-fluoride-affect-developing-infants-in-utero

 

Insider:

https://www.insider.com/drinking-fluoride-water-during-pregnancy-linked-to-lower-childhood-iqs-2019-8

 

http://www.insider.com/fluoride-in-water-iq-study-2019-8

 

CBS Boston:

 

Insider NJ:

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/doherty-medical-study-shows-consuming-fluoridated-water-pregnancy-causes-low-iq-children/

 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

https://www.ajc.com/news/health-med-fit-science/fluoride-consumption-during-pregnancy-may-lower-children-study-suggests/EZpUnkDBOzlqpFtmpV7j1O/

WSB Atlanta:

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/national/hot-topics/fluoride-consumption-during-pregnancy-may-lower-childrens-iq-study-suggests/977993032

Rawstory:

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/controversial-study-links-fluoride-in-water-to-lower-iq/

 

Hot Air:

https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2019/08/19/study-suggests-fluoride-water-supplies-may-harm-iq-children/

 

Inverse:

https://www.inverse.com/article/58653-does-fluoride-decrease-iq

Eco Watch:

https://www.ecowatch.com/fluoride-water-pregnancy-iq-2639981721.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2 

 

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Daily Telegraph:

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=DTWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailytelegraph.com.au%2Fnews%2Fjournal-of-the-american-medical-association-publishes-claims-of-fluoride-link-to-lower-iq-in-kids-but-australian-experts-disagree%2Fnews-story%2Fac7c1cc04551299613d04bf122682ff7&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium

 

Newshub:

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2019/08/fluoride-in-the-water-could-lower-children-s-iq-study.html

 

Scoop:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1908/S00076/ground-breaking-study-fluoridated-water-lowers-kids-iqs.htm

 

Fluoride Free Australia:

https://fluoridefreeaustralia.org/neurological-damage-fluoride/

 

News.com:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/expert-warn-over-controversial-new-antifluoride-study/news-story/faffa320600f6039fd2af1e0acea42da

 

ABC:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-08-20/study-linking-fluoride-to-childrens-iq-draws-criticism/11428512

 

Adelaide Now:

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=AAWEB_WRE170_a_GGN&dest=https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/journal-of-the-american-medical-association-publishes-claims-of-fluoride-link-to-lower-iq-in-kids-but-australian-experts-disagree/news-story/ac7c1cc04551299613d04bf122682ff7&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium

 

NZ Herald:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12260378

 

NZ City:

https://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=296091

 

NT News:NT

https://www.ntnews.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=NTWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ntnews.com.au%2Fnews%2Fnational%2Fjournal-of-the-american-medical-association-publishes-claims-of-fluoride-link-to-lower-iq-in-kids-but-australian-experts-disagree%2Fnews-story%2Fac7c1cc04551299613d04bf122682ff7&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium

 

Fluoride Alert Network:

http://fluoridealert.org/articles/greenfluorideiq/

 

Medical Xpress:

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-08-fluoride-bad-baby-pregnancy.html

 

Grow by WebMD:

https://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20190819/could-fluoride-be-bad-for-baby-during-pregnancy#1

 

Medical Dialogues:

https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/maternal-intake-of-fluoride-through-drinking-water-lowers-iq-in-children-finds-jama-study/

 

Interesting Engineering:

https://interestingengineering.com/fluoride-in-water-may-be-lowering-your-childs-iq-new-study-finds
 

AJMC:

https://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/fluoride-exposure-during-pregnancy-linked-with-lower-iq-scores-in-children

 

Science Codex

https://www.sciencecodex.com/study-examines-maternal-exposure-fluoride-pregnancy-kids-iq-scores-631986

 

New Atlas:

https://newatlas.com/maternal-fluoride-iq-intelligence-children-study/61135/

 

 

EUROPE, ASIA, & MIDDLE EAST

Daily Sabah:

https://www.dailysabah.com/health/2019/08/19/drinking-fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-may-lower-childrens-iq-study-claims

 

The Jakarta Post:

https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/08/20/controversial-study-links-fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-to-lower-iq.html

Channel News Asia:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/controversial-study-links-fluoride-in-water-to-lower-iq-11823186

South China Morning Post:

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3023497/controversial-study-links-fluoride-water-during

 

Urdu Point Network:

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/miscellaneous/controversial-study-links-fluoridated-water-d-693358.html

 

Malay Mail:

https://www.malaymail.com/news/life/2019/08/19/controversial-study-links-fluoride-in-water-to-lower-iq/1782247

 

News Nation:

https://www.newsnation.in/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/what-this-study-links-fluoride-in-water-to-lower-iq-article-234649.html

 

Bangkok Post:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/life/social-and-lifestyle/1733487/controversial-study-links-fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-to-lower-iq

 

Channel News Asia:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/controversial-study-links-fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-to-11823186

 

Japa Today:

https://japantoday.com/category/features/health/controversial-study-links-fluoride-in-water-to-lower-iq

 

The Jordan Times:

http://jordantimes.com/news/features/controversial-study-links-fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-lower-iq

 

First Post:

https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/drinking-fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-linked-to-lower-iq-in-controversial-new-study-7197461.html 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Daily Mail:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7371651/Pregnant-women-drink-fluoride-treated-water-children-lower-IQs-study-suggests.html

 

JAMAICA

Jamaica Observer:

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/study-links-fluoridated-water-during-pregnancy-to-lower-iq_172899?profile=1373 

 

BLOGS

SB Dirty South Soccer:

http://sbdirtysouthsoccer.com/2019/08/20/fluoride-exposure-during-pregnancy-tied-to-lower-iq-scores/

 

Mamamia:

https://mamamia.com.au/pete-evans-fluoride/

CRITIQUES

 

Science Media Cectre (UK):

https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-study-looking-at-maternal-exposure-to-fluoride-and-iq-in-children/

SciMex/SMC (Australia):

https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/mums-fluoride-exposure-might-affect-bubs-iq

 

ADA:

https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2019-archive/august/responses-to-fluoride-study-flood-in-from-all-over-the-globe

 

Academy of General Dentistry:

https://www.agd.org/publications-and-news/agd-news-details/2019/08/21/agd-supports-water-fluoridation

 

AHCJ:

https://healthjournalism.org/blog/2019/08/covering-a-controversial-study-how-to-dig-deep-on-a-deadline/

 

Science Based Medicine:

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/maternal-fluoride-and-iq/

 

American Fluoridation Society:

http://americanfluoridationsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/AFS-on-Green-Study-2019-1.pdf

Mother Jones:

https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2019/08/are-boys-getting-dumber-while-girls-get-smarter/

The Globe and Mail:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-fluoride-wont-make-you-dumber-but-the-debate-about-its-safety/

 

Montreal Gazette:

https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/the-right-chemistry-fluoride-iq-link-doesnt-appear-significant

Environmental Health News

https://www.ehn.org/we-add-it-to-drinking-water-for-our-teeth-but-is-fluoride-hurting-us-2611193177.html

News Medical Life Sciences

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20181011/Water-fluoridationc2a0contributes-to-urinary-fluoride-levels-in-pregnant-women-in-Canada.aspx

 

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20181011/Prenatal-fluoride-exposure-linked-to-ADHD-symptoms-in-children.aspx

 

York University 

https://news.yorku.ca/2018/10/10/study-fluoride-levels-in-pregnant-women-in-canada-show-drinking-water-is-primary-source-of-exposure-to-fluoride/

http://news.yorku.ca/2018/10/11/study-shows-potential-effect-of-fluoride-on-thyroid-function-for-some-canadians/

 

Radio Canada International

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2018/10/10/fluoridated-water-iq-study-prenatal/

Romper:

https://www.romper.com/p/new-research-suggests-levels-of-fluoride-in-your-urine-during-pregnancy-might-be-tied-to-adhd-symptoms-later-on-12262183