Pregnant women need to know the latest science around fluoridated drinking water.
The world’s premier pediatric journal (JAMA Pediatrics) has published a new government-funded study, Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring, confirming our worst fears, linking exposure to fluoridated water during pregnancy to lowered IQ for the developing child. See https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2748634
From a podcast featuring the editor of JAMA Pediatrics and JAMA Network Open Journal:
"I would advise them to drink bottled water or filtered water .... its effect size is on par with lead" editor JAMA Pediatrics.
"I think that this is a really concerning study to me" editor JAMA Network Open Journal
We have already aired a radio ad and a newspaper advert. We have radio ad continuing for the next couple of weeks and we have more newspaper ads going in next week. We also have billboards going up in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington and Dunedin. We would love to put up more billboards and have more newspaper advertisements so we can get this important information out to all pregnant women in New Zealand.
The money will be spent on a public education campaign.The aim is to let every pregnant women in New Zealand know the latest science so she can make an informed choice about consuming fluoride while pregnant.
The Study and the Editor's Note 7 September 2019
The actual study Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2748634
JAMA Pediatatrics editor’s note https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2748628