Commentary Neurodevelopmental Disorders

NTP study does not support fluoride as a neurotoxin

Publication reviewed: An Evaluation of Neurotoxicity Following Fluoride Exposure from Gestational Through Adult Ages in Long-Evans Hooded Rats McPherson CA, Zhang G, Gilliam R et al. — Neurotoxicity Research. 2018 February 5. Epub ahead of print Background on fluoride as a neurotoxin review: The National Toxicology Program (NTP) released a systematic review, the Effects of Fluoride […]

Appraisal Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Appraisal of prenatal fluoride IQ study

Publication reviewed: Prenatal fluoride exposure and cognitive outcomes in children at 4 and 6-12 years of age in Mexico Morteza Bashash, Deena Thomas, Howard Hu et al. — Environmental Health Perspectives WHAT THE RESEARCH FOUND The authors analyzed data from the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) project to examine if prenatal […]

Appraisal Endocrine Disorders

Fluoride thyroid exposure study indicates no association

Publication reviewed: Fluoride exposure and indicators of thyroid functioning in the Canadian population: implications for community water fluoridation Barberio AM, Hosein FS, Quiñonez C, McLaren L — Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health The Fluoride Science editorial board appraised a key fluoride thyroid research study finding no association between fluoride and hypothyroidism indicators in Canada. […]

Commentary Endocrine Disorders

Fluoride and diabetes study is a muddle of models

Publication reviewed: Community water fluoridation predicts increase in age-adjusted and prevalence of diabetes in 22 states from 2005 and 2010 Fluegge K.  – Journal of Water and Health. 2016;14(5):864-77 A Muddle of Models OVERVIEW The paper about fluoride and diabetes by Fluegge (J Water and Health 2016) examined county level estimates of diabetes prevalence and incidence […]

Dental Caries Review

Fluoride mechanism of action

A review of the mechanism of anti-caries action of fluoride Summary of fluoride mechanism of action: Evidence supports a conclusion that the effects of pre- and post-eruptive fluoride complement each other. Over the lifespan, fluoride inhibits the caries process primarily through its post-eruptive effect on demineralization and remineralizaton. While the attribution of caries resistant teeth […]