A new study has found that early exposure to fluoride does not have any adverse effects on childhood development. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, looked at a group of children who were exposed to fluoride through their mother’s drinking water while pregnant. The researchers found that the children had no differences in IQ or cognitive development when compared to a group of children who were not exposed to fluoride.
This is good news for parents who are concerned about the safety of fluoride, as it is often added to public water supplies in order to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride can also be found in many toothpastes and mouthwashes.
The study’s lead author, Dr. Howard Berger, said that the findings should help to ease fears about the safety of fluoride. “Our study provides strong evidence that fluoride exposure during pregnancy, at levels commonly encountered in North America, is not associated with adverse effects on child IQ or cognitive development,” he said.
The study is published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
A recent study has found that early exposure to fluoride does not have any adverse effects on childhood development.
This is good news for parents who are worried about the safety of their children, as fluoride is commonly found in many household products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash.
The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta, looked at data from over 4,000 children from across Canada.
The researchers found that there was no difference in the development of children who were exposed to fluoride and those who were not.
This is reassuring news for parents, as it means that they can continue to use fluoride products without worrying about the impact on their children’s development.