Fluoride now linked to ADHD
A new study published in the Environmental Health Journal has linked exposure to fluoridated water with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children and adolescents. The study looked at the prevalence of fluoridation by US state in 1992 and rates of ADHD diagnoses in subsequent years. It concluded that, “parents reported higher rates of medically-diagnosed ADHD in their children in states in which a greater proportion of people receive fluoridated water from public water supplies.” It also states“the relationship between fluoride exposure and ADHD warrants future study.”
This relationship remained statistically significant for the six different years examined. Although researchers have identified some limitations of the study, independent researchers, such as former risk assessment scientist from the Environmental Protection Agency, William Hirzy, concur that, “The numbers of extra cases associated with a one percent increase in the 1992 artificial fluoridation [figures] are huge. In short, it clearly shows that as artificial water fluoridation increases, so does the incidence of ADHD.”
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