JAMA Pediatrics Podcast on Fluoride & IQ
In August of 2019, the world’s premier pediatric journal, JAMA Pediatrics, published a U.S. government-funded study linking exposure to “optimally” fluoridated water during pregnancy to lowered IQ in the child (Green, 2019). JAMA Pediatrics editor, Dimitri Christakis, remarked on the significance of the study in an editorial note, noting the study’s rigor:
“This decision to publish this article was not easy. Given the nature of the findings and their potential implications, we subjected it to additional scrutiny for its methods and the presentation of its findings. The mission of the journal is to ensure that child health is optimized by bringing the best available evidence to the fore.”
The publication of the study was accompanied by a podcast featuring the journal editors. Here, the Fluoride Action Network revisits the (unedited) podcast, adding a visual narrative to the conversation.
* JAMA Pediatrics Audio Editors’ Summary (August 19, 2019)
* Population IQ Shift Animation – “The Impact of Fluoride on Brain Development” by Bob and Bruce Lanphear at Little Things Matter