A qualitative review of the studies found a consistent and strong association between the exposure to and low IQ. The meta-analyses of the case-control studies estimated that the odds ratio of IQ in endemic areas compared with nonfluoride areas or slight areas. The summarized weighted mean difference is -4.97 (95%confidence interval [CI] = -5.58 to -4.36; p < 0.01) using a fixed-effect model and -5.03 (95%CI = -6.51 to 3.55; p < 0.01) using a random-effect model, which means that children who live in a fluorosis area have five times higher odds of developing low IQ than those who live in a nonfluorosis area or a slight fluorosis area.
(excerpt from and children's intelligence: a meta-analysis)
Time listed as one of 10 Common Household Toxins.
Fluoride and Intelligence: the 36 Studies -- suggests that the results of 36 separate studies in different countries can hardly be considered a fluke.
And then there is this (from Dr. Mercola, frequent visitor on Dr. Oz):
Parents Beware: Never Use Fluoridated Tap Water when Making Infant Formula
Most of the people who are educated about fluoride will avoid drinking municipal tap water that is fluoridated, and a reverse osmosis system is about the only way to rid your water of fluoride. However, there are many who simply don't have the resources or the know-how to protect themselves and their young children. In November of 2006, the American Dental Association (ADA) sent out an email to alert its members of their recommendation to parents to not use fluoridated tap water to make infant formula. A few days later, the CDC followed suit.
But neither of them openly informed the public!
So millions of parents are still using tap water to make up formula, oblivious of the fact that the agencies that promote fluoridation in this country have issued a specific warning against using fluoridated water for this purpose. Not only that, but by fluoridating the municipal water supply, you doom many low income families to fail to protect their young children from this dangerous drug, even if they have this information.
I mean, am I the last to know about this?
Shouldn't everyone be informed that
mixing infant formula with tap water
could reduce the infant's IQ?
And if there is little evidence that
fluoridation reduced tooth decay,
why is our water still being fluoridated?