More Evidence: CWF is Safe and Healthy

Posted & filed under Fluoride in the News.

A recent study from New Zealand once again demonstrates that drinking fluoridated water does not harm brain development in children or IQ scores in adults.

The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, followed nearly all aspects of the health and development of more than 1000 people from birth to age 38. Even after controlling for a variety of socioeconomic factors that influence IQ scores, the study clearly showed that access to community water fluoridation (CWF) has no adverse affect on a person’s IQ and may be related to slightly higher IQ scores in adults.

“Our findings will hopefully help to put another nail in the coffin of the complete canard that fluoridating water is somehow harmful to children’s development,” said Dr Jonathan Broadbent, the study’s lead author. “In reality, the total opposite is true, as it helps reduce the tooth decay blighting the childhood of far too many New Zealanders.”