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).
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