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Canadian studies confirm findings of Broadbent et al (2015) – fluoridation has no effect on child IQ

Readers may remember the scathing reaction of anti-fluoride campaigners to the paper of Broadbent et al (2015). This was the first paper to compare child and adult IQ levels for people living in fluoridated and unfluoridated areas. The anti-fluoride campaigners … Continue reading

What do these mother-child studies really say about fluoridation?

A list of indicators of bad science – many of these are found in articles promoted by anti-fluoride activists. Anti-fluoride activists have been pouring money into a scaremongering campaign warning pregnant women not to drink fluoridated water. They claim fluoride … Continue reading

Preempting the annual misrepresentation of NZ dental health data by anti-fluoride activists

The latest NZ school dental service data again confirms that community water fluoridation is effective.  The data show benefits of up to about 30% improvement in oral health. But, anti-fluoride activists will, once again,  reject this evidence and instead cherry-pick … Continue reading

A more convincing take on prenatal maternal dietary effects on child IQ

Image credit: Nutrition and Pregnancy: Choline For Baby’s Development Prenatal maternal nutrition is more likely to influence child cognitive abilities than fluoride. A new paper shows this by considering the effects of good or bad prenatal nutrition for the women in the … Continue reading

Anti-fluoridationist Paul Connett misrepresents NZ data

Slide 110 from Paul Connett’s presentation prepared for his planned meeting at Parliament Buildings last February Here is another post in my series critiquing a PowerPoint presentation of Paul Connett – a leading US anti-fluoridation activist. Paul prepared this for a meeting … Continue reading

A conference paper on the maternal prenatal urinary fluoride/child IQ study has problems

Image credit: Do new mothers doing a Ph.D. get enough support? The anti-fluoride movement has certainly mobilised over the prenatal maternal urinary fluoride study which reported an association with child IQ. They see it as the best thing since sliced bread and believe … Continue reading

Paul Connett’s misrepresentation of maternal F exposure study debunked

Title slide for Paul Connett’s presentation to parliament Anti-fluoride campaigners are misrepresenting a recent Mexican study claiming its findings should cause governments around the world to abandon community water fluoridation (CWF). Their claims are unwarranted because the study has a high … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride activists misrepresent another thyroid study

Image credit: Hypothyroidism | Natural Approach To Low Thyroid Hormone Anti-fluoride activists closely follow the publication of results from fluoride studies and react to new scientific papers in one of the following ways: Use it to claim community water fluoridation (CWF) is … Continue reading

Anti-fluoridationists misrepresent New Zealand dental data – an annual event

Caught again! – NZ anti-fluoride campaigners tell their annual porky about the MoH statistics for the dental health of school children. This exercise in confirmation bias by New Zealand anti-fluoridation campaigners has become an annual tradition involving confirmation bias and cherry-picking. Every year … Continue reading

ChildSmile – a complement, not an alternative, to fluoridation

New Zealand Health Boards already run elements of the Scottish ChildSmile dental health programme and do not see it as an alternative to community water fluoridation I am currently dealing with family issues so am reposting this article, “ChildSmile dental … Continue reading