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Paul Connett “updates” NZ MPs about fluoride?

Data from Bashash et al., (2017). Despite a statistically significant relationship of child IQ with mothers prenatal urinary fluoride, this explains only about 3% of the huge scatter in the data. I haven’t followed the latest speaking tour of Paul Connett … 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

Yet another fluoride-IQ study

As with most of these fluoride-IQ studies this one is only relevant to areas of endemic fluorosis (This is from a UNESCO paper and has been corrected for New Zealand. Identification of fluorosis in a country does not imply the … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride “expert” finds the real reason oral health has improved – and it’s not fluoride

No, in fact, he claims lead is responsible for tooth decay and the improvement in oral health is a result of removing airborne lead contamination. And the “proof” is even in the title of his report – “Global Decline in … Continue reading

New fluoride debate falters

What is it with these anti-fluoride campaigners – and particularly their leaders? They make a song and dance about having “science on their side.” They will heavily promote the latest research and papers if they can argue that they confirm their bias. And … Continue reading

Flaw and porkie in anti-fluoride report claiming a flaw in Canadian study

Anti-fluoride campaigners have launched another attack on a Canadian fluoridation cessation study. They claim it is flawed – but there is a huge flaw in their own critique. I discussed their original attack in February last year (see Anti-fluoridationist’s flawed attacks on … Continue reading

Do we need a new fluoride debate?

I think we do. Something like the good faith scientific exchange I had with Paul Connett four years ago (see Connett & Perrott, 2014 – The Fluoride Debate). After all, there have been a number of important scientific reports since then. … Continue reading

Maternal urinary fluoride/IQ study – an update

The maternal urinary fluoride/IQ study  (Bashash et al., 2017) continues to get attention – but mainly from anti-fluoride organisations. The scientific community will evaluate the published report after giving it due consideration and there have already been criticisms. But anti-fluoride … Continue reading

Fluoride, pregnancy and the IQ of offspring

Anti-fluoride campaigners don’t agree. Image credit: “Dental Care Tips for Mom and Baby” presentation What’s the story about this new IQ-fluoride study? The one that claims fluoride intake by pregnant women could endanger their children’s IQ? Whatever the truth, it … Continue reading

Are fluoride researchers sacked for their findings?

Dr Phyllis Mullenix – employment terminated because of her fluoride research or other reasons? (Image credit: NYC Coalition Against Artificial Fluoridation) Heard the one about the scientist who was doing excellent research but was sacked by her Institute because her discoveries shattered … Continue reading