Warning: Fluoride in Your Water Can Lower Your Child's IQ
January 08, 2011
A new study shows that exposure to fluoride may lower children's intelligence. Fluoride is added to 70 percent of U.S. public drinking water supplies.
More than 500 children aged 8 to 13 from two different towns were studied and tested. One city had fluoridated water, and the other did not.
PR Newswire reports:
"About 28 percent of the children in the low-fluoride area scored as bright, normal or higher intelligence compared to only 8 percent in the 'high' fluoride area ... in the high-fluoride city, 15 percent had scores indicating mental retardation and only 6 percent in the low-fluoride city."