Note from Fluoride Action Network:
This is the same study that was published by the journal Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene in 2011.
A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of high and low fluoride (F) in
the drinking water on the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of young schoolchildren in two
otherwise similar high-altitude communities in a mountainous region of Kerman Province,
Iran. The study sample consisted of 120 boys and girls age 7–9: 60 in the city of
Koohbanan (pop. 12,253; elev. 2200 m) with 2.38 ppm F in the water and 60 in the city of
Baft (pop. 14,628; elev. 2300 m) with 0.41 ppm F in the water. Using a Persian version of
Raven’s Progressive Matrices Intelligence Test, the mean IQ scores of the children in low
F Baft was 97.80±15.95, and in high F Koohbanan it was significantly lower at 91.37±15.63
(p = 0.028).
OP V – 2 Prenatal fluoride exposure and neurobehavior among children 1–3 years of age in Mexico
Background/aim Recent studies report an inverse association between fluoride (F) exposure and IQ in children, but few included individual measures of exposure or assessed associations with prenatal exposure using a prospective study design. Methods This study utilised the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) birth cohort and archived pregnancy samples
Analysis on TSH and intelligence level of children with dental fluorosis in a high fluoride area.
Fluoride is one of the indispensable elements for the living being. Excess amounts of fluoride, however, may damage the teeth and bones. Fluoride may also injure the body’s soft tissues, resulting in nonskeletal fluorosis. To further investigate the influence of endemic fluorosis on childhood thyroid function and intelligence, we have selected school-aged children inflicted with dental fluorosis
Effects of high fluoride intake on child mental work capacity: Preliminary investigation into the mechanisms involved.
A study was carried out on 157 children, age 12–13, from a coal-burning fluorosis endemic area together with an experiment looking into the effect of high fluoride intake in animals. The results showed that early, prolonged high fluoride intake causes a decrease in a child’s mental work capacity and that prolonged high uptake of fluoride causes a child’s levels
Effect of fluoridated water on intelligence in 10-12-year-old school children.
Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship of drinking water fluoride levels with children's intelligence quotient (IQ). Materials and methods: Water was collected from initially identified endemic fluoride regions according to the geological research of Government of India. Fluoride concentration of the
Report on the intellectual ability of children living in high-fluoride water areas
Note from Fluoride Action Network: This is a duplicate study of Lu et al. (2000). SUMMARY: Sixty children, aged 10 to 12, were randomly selected for IQ testing from an area with high fluoride (3.15 mg F/L) in the drinking water along with 58 control children of the same age from a nearby low fluoride
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