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Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada

Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada Key PointsQuestionIs maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy associated with childhood IQ in a Canadian cohort receiving optimally fluoridated water? FindingsIn this prospective birth cohort study, fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years. MeaningFluoride exposure during pregnancy may be associated with adverse effects on child intellectual development, indicating the possible need to reduce fluoride intake during pregnancy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2019 Green R et al. JAMA Pediatrics.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1729
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIs maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy associated with childhood IQ in a Canadian cohort receiving optimally fluoridated water? FindingsIn this prospective birth cohort study, fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years. MeaningFluoride exposure during pregnancy may be associated with adverse effects on child intellectual development, indicating the possible need to reduce fluoride intake during pregnancy.

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 19, 2019

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