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[–] Avnomke 1 point 54 points (+55|-1) ago 

Post this link, to the relevant article, not to some shitty blog talking about it.

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[–] InyourfaceNancyGrace 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Even more pertinent article, from the paper you linked (which discusses multiple sources, not just fluoride).

The "high concentration" group for their meta analysis appears to be above the EPA's recommended upper tolerance of 4mg/L, and far above the recommended levels of 0.7mg/L. However they point to another study they didn't include, which discusses low concentrations having adverse effects on intelligence.

If your water is treated, it should be around 0.7mg/L. If untreated, it could be much more or much less. My water company reports 0.14mg/L; you should be able to get a report for your water source.

edit: They do conclude that said "high concentrations" of fluoride are linked to lower intelligence.

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[–] Traveler 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You're alright by me.

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[–] ohcanada 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Came here to say this. I didn't read the full text, but from what I read fluoride was only included in a list of neurotoxic chemicals, not singled out like that shitty blog made it sound.

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[–] Crashmarik ago 

And they laughed in my face when I said it was a communist plot.

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[–] WhiteSoIMustBeRacist 7 points 16 points (+23|-7) ago  (edited ago)

Get this crazy shit hawking their crap out of here. Please post to actual news, not this blogspam crap.

This doesn't even belong in politics.

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[–] MedicalMountainGoat 1 point 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations. Confounding from other substances seemed unlikely in most of these studies. Further characterisation of the dose–response association would be desirable.

Can we please stick to the findings this time and not degenerate into calling bullshit without disproving what the study is saying?

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[–] edistojim 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago 

But, but , but……our teeth………right? Same ones that thought smoking was good for you. Remember that?

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[–] HomerChimpson 1 point 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Look up Edward Bernays he was the mastermind behind taking flourode, a byproduct of aluminum manufacture that was costly to dispose of, and making it a profitable item. He is referred to as the father of propaganda. Interesting stuff.

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[–] Viropher 8 points 5 points (+13|-8) ago 

So we've poisoned generations,we will look back on this one day and laugh big, dumb, slow laughs.

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[–] Pawn 3 points 1 point (+4|-3) ago 

dumb because the water was making us dumb or dumb as in haha dumb.

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[–] kryptoniankoffee 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago 

If you have to ask, it's too late.

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[–] TiagoTiago 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's not the same thing as the stuff in toothpaste, is it?

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[–] Boyakasha 1 point 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

Yes, but the bigger focus is the practice of adding it to water supplies for decades.

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[–] TiagoTiago ago 

How's that different?

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[–] HoocOtt 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Another commonly consumed "Neurotoxin":

Beer.

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[–] canbot 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Let's add beer to our fringing water.

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