Tagged: IQ

Anti-fluoride IQ claims are false - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 06, 2017

Anti-fluoridation campaigners’ claims that community water fluoridation reduces IQ are simply false. That is the conclusion of  Alex Kasprak – and he says why in his new Snopes.com article (see Fact Check -Fluor-IQ). Snopes.com tackles fluoridation claims. These days anti-fluoridation activists use this claim as their main argument – and they often cite scientific articles to back it up. Read More

Large Swedish study finds no effect of fluoride on IQ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 05, 2017

A significant new Swedish study shows fluoride in drinking water, at the concentrations used for community water fluoridation, has no effect on IQ or other measures of cognitive ability. Fluoride levels in Swedish drinking water (mg/L). Variation between municipalities. Source: Aggeborn & Öhman (2016). Similarly, it has no effect on diagnosis or prescription of medicines for ADHD, depression, psychiatric … Read More

Did the Royal Society get it wrong about fluoridation? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 14, 2014

Did the Royal Society of NZ and the Office of the NZ Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor make a big mistake in their report Health Effects of Water Fluoridation: a Review of the Scientific Evidence)? Did they misrepresent a scientific paper which … Continue reading → … Read More

Connett’s hypocrisy on fluoride & IQ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 04, 2014

In my exchange with Paul Connett (see Fluoride debate: Final article – Ken Perrott) I called him out over the tactics he used to rubbish the science supporting fluoridation: “Paul’s book, The Case Against Fluoride, provides clear examples of a formula he uses to cast doubt on existing science, build up a library of claimed negative effects of fluoride in … … Continue reading … Read More